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The "secret" nocturnal sex life of England's largest seal colony is filmed for the first time by BBC Winterwatch cameras.
Police in the capital of Niger fire tear gas during a protest against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's Prophet Muhammad cartoon.
Three years after finding fame on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 11-year-old from Essex has her first US Top 100 success.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says people will be "choking on their cornflakes" at the PM's call for firms benefitting from cheaper oil to give pay rises.
Amir Khan says Prime Minister David Cameron helped him to get a visa to travel to the US when he was refused entry.
Why is controversial comedian not afforded free speech, fans ask
An appeal is launched to trace a commuter who punched a train conductor when he stopped him from boarding after he was verbally abusive.
A man appears in court accused of arson following a series of fires in Oxfordshire, including one that caused major damage to council headquarters.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is the leading run-scorer in the Big Bash after an unbeaten 67 for Melbourne Stars.
Gunmen launch an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper and injuring at least one other, residents and eyewitnesses say.
A shop worker is threatened with a hammer by a masked man in north Belfast.
An approaching storm forces the Pope to cut short his visit to the city of Tacloban, disappointing a large crowd.
A California high-school basketball coach is suspended for two games after an "unsporting" 161-2 victory.
BBC Sport teams up with Songs of Praise to offer a fans' choir the chance to sing 'Abide With Me' at Wembley.
Yemen president's chief of staff has been abducted by gunmen in the capital Sanaa, security officials say.
More than £1 billion of new pensioner bonds have been sold in two days, making them the "fastest-selling retail financial product in British history", according to Chancellor George Osborne.
Drivers have been urged to be extra cautious on routes in some parts of Scotland due to the wintry conditions.
Six months on from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the families of many of the victims are still seeking answers.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says she wants to see more diversity in Oscar nominations, responding to a row about this year's nominees.
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.