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The more things seem to change at a Fifa in turmoil, the more things really stay the same, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
Two turkeys that were the subject of a radio vote criticised by animal lovers including Queen guitarist Brian May are saved from slaughter.
The Michael family is dropped from Gogglebox because the dad is standing as UKIP candidate.
A man is left critically injured after he was attacked in a takeaway in Portrush, County Antrim.
The schoolboy who was shot in the head and lived
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.
Kenya's parliament is forced to adjourn after angry opposition MPs disrupt government plans to push through a tough new security bill.
The amount of energy people are using in the UK is falling steadily even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Jack and Emily revealed as the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.
Newcastle want to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan ahead of Sunday's derby against Sunderland, says boss Alan Pardew.
Public libraries in England need to become more like coffee shops if they are to survive, a government-commissioned report concludes.
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor tells the BBC.
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
The EU and US are negotiating a deal which they say will free transatlantic trade and boost growth but critics warn is dangerous.
Obesity can constitute a disability, the European Court of Justice has ruled.