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New Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood earns a memorable win at Manchester United as his side move up to sixth in the table.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic will be out of action until late January.
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic is killed by an explosion at his home in Prague, reportedly while opening an old safe.
Doctors say the condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has worsened.
Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott score inside the last three minutes against Cardiff to keep Arsenal top of the Premier League.
Liverpool get their quest for a top-four finish back on track with a comfortable home victory over Hull.
The United Nations says at least 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces were killed in violent attacks across Iraq in 2013.
The head of a jihadist group behind the suicide bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in Lebanon in November is arrested, reports say.
Bulgarian and Romanian citizens are free to live and work in the UK after temporary controls ended, as a few early arrivals are met by MPs.
Pope Francis calls for the world to unite against violence as a "community of brothers" in his first New Year blessing.
Over 10,000 people take to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democratic reforms.