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Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.
Members of a gang who applied for bogus mortgages worth £5m are given jail sentences.
The knock-on effects of Russia's economic troubles
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Most analysts say Russia can afford its debt repayments for the next couple of years, but Mr Putin will have to stem the tide of money leaving the country.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA for his Super Mario post.
The cost of ministers' special advisers increases more than £1m in the past year, taking it to £8.4m, official figures show.
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
Hull boss Steve Bruce says Hatem Ben Arfa has played his last game for the club with his loan deal to end early.
Mobile phone coverage in Wales is set to be boosted from 63% to 83% as part of a £5bn UK-wide deal with the four mobile networks.
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.
Infection control experts start an investigation into a cluster of C. difficile cases at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
Boxer Amir Khan will donate shorts worth £30,000 to help rebuild the Peshawar school where 141 children and staff died.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson unleashes his Christmas alter ego 'Bubbaclaus' as he releases a Christmas rap video.
Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.