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Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard warns Simon Mignolet he faces a "hard road back" to regaining his Liverpool place.
An off-duty police officer dies and to other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
Automated translation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fiction, since Skype launched a beta version of its Translator service.
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.
Australia captain Steve Smith's second century in two games helps leave the second Test against India finely poised.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala announce plans to dilute their earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to attract tourists and protect jobs.
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".