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Man City move up to second in the Premier League with an entertaining comeback win against top-four rivals Liverpool.
Paul Ciancia, charged with murdering a federal security officer in a rampage at LA International Airport in November, pleads not guilty.
Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski score as Arsenal rally to win at West Ham and move back top of the Premier League.
The UN again urges rival forces in South Sudan to lay down their arms, and says the first UN reinforcements should arrive in the next 48 hours.
A school of carnivorous fish related to the piranha attacks bathers in an Argentine river, injuring dozens.
A man identified by police as a protesting theatre director rams his car into a gate of the French presidential residence in Paris.
Missed chances spoil a dominant Chelsea display as a fifth win from seven league games keep the Blues two points off the top.
A Greenpeace activist who has been in Russia since being held in a protest against Arctic oil drilling is preparing to return home to Wales.
Two goals from Loic Remy helps Newcastle to an emphatic win over Stoke, who were reduced to nine men at St James' Park.
As the leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia meet in South Sudan for talks on ending days of violence, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on the evacuation from South Sudan, of Kenyan nationals.
James Chester's own goal completes Manchester United's comeback, as David Moyes' side win 3-2 at Hull.
The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia hold talks with South Sudan's president in a bid to halt violence the UN says has killed more than a thousand people.
Silviniaco Conti finishes strongly under Noel Fehily to win the King George VI Chase for trainer Paul Nicholls.
A Russian cargo plane crashes into warehouses in Siberia, killing all nine people on board, officials say.
The government of Gujarat state and its chief minister Narendra Modi face a probe into allegations they ordered a woman be illegally spied on.
The brother of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria pays tribute to him at his funeral, describing him as "our star".
Thailand's government rejects calls to delay the forthcoming election, amid increasingly violent protests in which a policeman has been shot dead.
Thailand's elections should be postponed because the risk of violence against candidates is too high, the country's election commission has said.
The traditional Boxing Day sales are expected to provide a boost to high street shops, as consumers look for discounts, while Christmas Eve has proved increasingly important for online retail.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, Russian scientists who examined his remains have concluded.