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Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers overindulge on the final Friday before Christmas.
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
Suspected risk of abuse or neglect of children or adults must reported by police, health workers and other officials from 2016.
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
Northern Ireland house prices could increase by 4% next year, according to a forecast by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment.
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI.
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
Victims and witnesses could pre-record video statements rather than giving evidence in court under new proposals being considered.
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".
The Conservative Party has prevented two of the home secretary's special advisers from standing for Parliament after they failed to campaign in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
A 17-year-old with a stepdad in prison tells Newsbeat what life is like for her.
Will women be serving in the infantry anytime soon?
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, the BBC understands, subject to a review into female soldiers.
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
Capturing black life on Instagram
Eight children are found stabbed to death at a house in a suburb of the Australian city of Cairns, police say.
The government's Access to Work scheme is only helping a "minority" of disabled people stay in, or gain, employment, a group of MPs says.