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Australians living with the impact of UK nuclear tests
What does each Premier League club need to do in the transfer window? Analysis from BBC football expert Robbie Savage.
BBC Sport looks back over 2014's biggest sporting events and picks out some of the forgotten and more amusing moments.
Tunisian President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi is to take his oath of office after winning the country's first free presidential poll.
The BBC's Umaru Fofana reports on how the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has affected him.
BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz examines what is being done to help children affected by the Peshawar school shooting and if they can ever heal.
Young people are currently being groomed in "every town" in Britain, according to a charity which helps parents of sexually exploited children.
Filming the ocean floor around Brazil's tropical island of Fernando de Noronha for Google's underwater Street View.
Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair questions whether the party can win the general election next May on a "traditional left-wing" platform.
Steve Rosenberg assesses Vladimir Putin's 15 years as head of the Russian state.
Six companies in China's Jiangsu province are fined 160 million yuan (£16.6m; $26m) for polluting rivers, the highest fine of its kind, say state media.
Checks for medics returning to the UK after treating Ebola patients are to be reviewed after they cleared a nurse later diagnosed with the virus.
China's manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in seven months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday.
A pilot who landed a Virgin Atlantic jet at Gatwick Airport after discovering a landing gear problem speaks about the incident for the first time.
Ed Miliband uses his new year message to promise a recovery that reaches people's "kitchen table" if Labour wins next year's general election.
Chinese shares traded mixed in thin holiday trade on manufacturing data that painted an even weaker picture of the world's second largest economy.
The economy in oil-dependent Venezuela shrinks by 2.3% in the third quarter of the year and inflation reaches 63% amid dropping oil prices.
Seven numbers that tell a story about 2014
The most romantic chocolate that has ever been created?
Dullest Man of the Year and other accolades