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Refugees from the Syrian conflict, who were abandoned by people traffickers on an animal cargo ship in the Mediterranean, are being found accommodation in Italy.
A murder investigation is launched after the bodies of two men are found following a fire at a flat in central London.
With the Oscars just weeks away and some famous franchises set to return, the BBC's Lizo Mzimba takes a look at what film fans can expect in 2015.
Jamie Walker's long-range goal earns Hearts a point in the Edinburgh derby and keeps their unbeaten record intact.
Tickets to see award-winning musician PJ Harvey record her next album in a glass box at London's Somerset House sell out.
UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, the Royal Free Hospital says.
Novak Djokovic pulls out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship final against Andy Murray with a fever.
A man appears at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of assaulting a woman to the danger of her life after an incident in Galashiels.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Derby County and Southport.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says the club's situation is "little bit sticky" and new signings are needed.
Five men are arrested and charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student over several weeks, police in Calcutta say.
If 2014 was "a year like no other", its successor looks a bit bumpier - notably in energy, retail, media and an election in May.
Liverpool's departing captain Steven Gerrard will move to the United States at the end of the season, his club say.
Why Sri Lanka's 'king' may face election defeat
Emergency services are searching for an elderly man unaccounted for after a fire broke out at a farmhouse in Annaclone in County Down.
The number of vulnerable people receiving meals on wheels from English councils has more than halved in the past five years, Labour research shows.
BBC Sport's Ben Dirs rounds up the fights he would like to see in 2015 - some of which might even take place.
Royal Mail celebrates 50 years of special stamps which have featured major British events and famous faces of the last five decades.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes his ex-club should have done more to keep Steven Gerrard at Anfield.