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Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.
Anthony Crolla has surgery after being attacked by burglars, suffering a fractured skull and a broken ankle.
Kaillie Humphries & Elana Meyers Taylor will this weekend become the first women to compete in a four-man bobsleigh World Cup event.
Former England one-day coach Ashley Giles says captain Alastair Cook's form is a "big worry" ahead of the World Cup.
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil has been meeting some of the families in Peshawar who are in grief following an attack by the Taliban on a school, killing 141 people, mostly children.
The US military has been showing off its latest catch.
Geeks v Spooks, microbiomes and elections at home and abroad: What Newsnight's specialists think could be 2015's big themes.
The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.
A bouncer has been cleared of murder after a man died when being escorted out of a bar in Aberdeen city centre for being too drunk.
A woman accused of trying to kill a police officer in a pipe bomb attack declared herself "at war with the police" on Facebook, a Belfast court is told.
BBC News speaks to Shah Jehan, a UK relative of two young boys who died in the Peshawar school attack.
The German government approves plans for a controversial road toll, including charging foreigners for using the Autobahn.
The bodies of more than 230 people believed to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone, the Blackberry Classic.
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.
Jack Straw says he is happy to appear before an inquiry looking at the treatment of detainees by UK intelligence agencies.
A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and her drug-dealing former lover is jailed.
A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.
Edgbaston and Old Trafford are allocated Ashes Tests for 2019 as the ECB announces its international venues for 2017-2019.