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A British man is reportedly arrested during a murder inquiry after a woman's body was found under concrete at a house in Portugal.
Silent vigils in Paris and other cities
Myuran Sukumaran, one of the "Bali Nine" Australians jailed in Indonesia for drug smuggling, loses his final bid to escape execution.
Stocks in Asia mostly show gains, following Wall Street's lead and buoyed by a positive jobs survey in the US, together with hopes of further stimulus measures in the eurozone.
The negotiations to form the coalition in 2010 will seem straightforward compared with the complexities that are likely to follow the general election in May, says Mark Mardell.
MA students report on global issues
The world's biggest ship - for 53 days
What baffles foreigners about the American way
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has forecast a 37.4% fall in quarterly operating profit from a year earlier.
West Dunbartonshire Council is to consider a proposal to scrap hot school dinners on Fridays to help save money.
One in five UK parents with childcare costs will reduce the hours they work or consider giving up work altogether in 2015, a survey suggests.
A Polish film, Ida, is among the pictures favoured to earn a best foreign language film Oscar nomination when the shortlist of films in the running for an Academy Award is announced next week.
How a dog helped an autistic boy open up
Tesco cuts prices on some big-brand products on the day that new Tesco boss Dave Lewis is due to set out options for reviving the troubled supermarket.
Oldham Athletic are hoping to finalise a deal to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans on Thursday despite a 60,000-strong petition.
The first editions of the British papers cover the murders at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris with graphic pictures of the attack, tributes to the dead and calls for solidarity against terrorism.
Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.
Three more women come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them years ago.
England's Martin Adams, Brian Dawson and Scott Mitchell seal quarter-final spots at the BDO World Championships with second-round wins.
Inflation in the eurozone turns negative, official figures show, with prices in December 0.2% lower than the same month a year earlier.