The judge leading the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has named some of the institutions in England and Wales that will be investigated.
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's martial arts drama The Assassin is named the best film of 2015 in Sight & Sound magazine's poll of 168 critics.
Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will get down to work next year - but don't expect quick results, says Tom Symonds.
A week on from the Radisson Blu hotel attack in Bamako, Mali's officials are looking at how best to counter terrorism, says Thomas Fessy.
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.
Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young is to step down from the BBC One programme after seven years.
A large chunk of an American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
The annual rate of increase in UK house prices slowed slightly in November, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide.
London's ambulance service NHS Trust becomes the first to be put into special measures after a recommendation by inspectors.
Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is criticised for suggesting Tony Blair was to blame for the deaths of 52 people in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing the threat of resignations from his shadow cabinet amid a split over his opposition to UK air strikes in Syria.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.
The decision to allow shale gas drilling - or fracking - in Lancashire will be made directly by the government, it has emerged.
The Turkish prime minister vows to "work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
A Commonwealth unit to target the "scourge" of extremism is being set up, with Prime Minister David Cameron pledging £5m to help fund it.
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
France is set to hold a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.