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At least 1.5 million Nigerians displaced by the Islamist insurgency may not be able to vote in elections if the law is not changed, an official tells the BBC.
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning is jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing boys in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to search for Bradley William Stone after his ex-wife and five of her family members are shot dead.
Tillakaratne Dilshan hits 101 and takes 3-37 to condemn England to an 87-run defeat and seal a 5-2 series win for Sri Lanka.
Trophies stolen from the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes are found in a lake.
The price of Brent crude oil has fallen below $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.
Andy Murray's former coach, Dani Vallverdu, is appointed by world number seven Tomas Berdych ahead of the 2015 season.
Ex-teacher Simon Harris is found guilty of sexually abusing street children in Kenya after a trial in Birmingham.
The first contactless payment gloves are being trialled in stores in the run up to Christmas - Rory Cellan-Jones put them to the test.
The US take on ITV hit drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant, will not return for a second series.
Commons Leader William Hague says "the consent of the majority" of English MPs is needed for English-only laws as he outlines options to Parliament.
Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
Championship side Reading appoint former West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Clarke as their new manager.
The rouble crashes to new record lows in Tuesday trading, hitting 79 roubles to the dollar, despite a dramatic rise in Russian interest rates.
More than 1,500 Congolese ex-rebels go on the run in Uganda ahead of their handover to DR Congo, the M23 group's leader tells the BBC.
Harvesting the cloves that spice up Christmas
Mr Turner, director Mike Leigh's biopic about the British landscape painter JMW Turner, is nominated for seven awards by the London Film Critics' Circle.
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has never been involved in match-fixing after being named in an investigation.
One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.