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Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad close in on a hill controlling a vital rebel supply line into the divided city of Aleppo.
A wingsuit pilot has completed what is being claimed as the world's first air-to-ground "high five" in Chamonix, in France.
At least 129 bodies have been recovered from Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a ferry capsized on Friday.
The film director talks about racial tension in the US, those leaked Sony emails and how winning an Oscar has changed his career.
Why Ghanaians buy so many outfits, which are only worn once
French writers shake up immigration debate
Ratings for the X Factor final dipped to a 10-year low on Saturday, despite attracting more than a third of the available audience.
Attackers set alight the office of one of the few human rights groups active in Russia's Chechen Republic, after it criticises President Kadyrov.
Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie score as Manchester United easily beat Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The head of Opec reiterates that the oil producers' cartel will not try to shore up plunging oil prices by reducing production.
The Conservatives would "destroy public services" if they gained a majority at the next election, Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable tells the BBC.
Russia donates a Christmas tree to the Notre Dame cathedral in France, following an appeal for help.
Lord Coe says the current doping allegations surrounding athletics could be as bad as the Ben Johnson case.
Turkish police raid media linked to influential opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, making a number of arrests, reports say.
UN member states reach an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after talks overrun by two days.
The former Korean Air executive who delayed a plane over how she was served nuts tries to apologise in person to the airline staff involved.
A UKIP election candidate makes an "unreserved apology" over remarks made in a leaded phone call obtained by a newspaper.
A special youth football tournament is held in Flanders as part of the centenary commemorations of the First World War.
Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigns, in the wake of violent anti-government protests over delayed elections.
England coach Peter Moores says there is no "guarantee" of Alastair Cook being captain at the World Cup next year.