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Two Frenchmen go on trial in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv in 2011.
A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen.
The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation.
Crime novelist PD James dies at the age of 94, her agent says.
Former England bowler David Lawrence fears Sean Abbott may never play again following the death of Phillip Hughes.
Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.
How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury?
A 10-hour production of Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, featuring John Hurt, will dominate BBC Radio 4's output on New Year's Day.
Electronic devices sold in the US are no longer required to display certain regulatory symbols and text, thanks to a new law.
Some Hong Kong council members flee their regular smoking area, after being insulted by protesters.
US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.
Tanzania's prime minister is under parliamentary pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm.
Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy tells MPs that most politicians are not corrupt, a day after his health minister stepped down over a kick-back scandal.
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
Two gangs of men are convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls in Bristol.
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A Thai protester says the military government has reacted aggressively to their use of the salute featured in the Hunger Games films.
Budget retailer Poundland reports a 12% rise in half-year profits to £9.3m.
Opec's meeting in Vienna is being closely watched in Russia, which depends heavily on oil exports but is being hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine.