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Those who plan to spend the day working rather than celebrating
Six women previously given the all-clear are diagnosed with breast cancer after a review of assessments made by Oxfordshire's Breast Screening Service.
The boats of guns floating around the Indian Ocean
The ordinary Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?
Moves to normalise diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba lead several papers, which describe the Caribbean island being brought 'in from the cold'.
The buildings that would once have been impossible
The 49 children who made it to an unlikely nativity
EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit.
Newcastle want to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan ahead of Sunday's derby against Sunderland, says boss Alan Pardew.
Cuba's relationship with the US in 16 images
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Making a Christmas special 'special'
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.
Non-league Worcester City's FA Cup run ends as Scunthorpe win 14-13 in the longest penalty shootout in FA Cup history.
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?
Liverpool secure a much-needed victory as Raheem Sterling scores twice in a League Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth.