Brazil's president has bestowed honours on the victims of an air crash as Air Force troops unloaded 50 coffins flown in overnight from Colombia.
At least nine people are dead and about 25 unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse in Oakland, California.
Adama Barrow, a former Argos worker in London, is the new president of Gambia.
The Local Government Association says a "worrying" loophole that allows people to drive the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be solved.
Petrol and diesel prices fell for the first time in four months in November, but the RAC is warning drivers to expect increases at the pumps before Christmas.
Managers from Crown Post Offices are taking industrial action which could disrupt some Christmas mail.
Ofcom claims British regulators should be given wider powers to block mergers after the country's exit from the European Union.
The Bank of England's chief economist, Andrew Haldane, has said it would be risky to raise interest rates too hastily.
England overcame Australia 37-21 with a dominant display at Twickenham to complete a perfect year under coach Eddie Jones.
Under-pressure Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew was relieved to see his side end their six-match losing streak with a 3-0 victory over Southampton.
Chelsea came from behind to secure a dramatic 3-1 win at Manchester City to make it eight wins in a row.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF's athletes of the year.
1980s pop band "Duran Duran" will not be able to reclaim the U.S. copyrights to some of their most famous hits.
Andrew Sachs, the British actor best known as the loveable Spanish waiter Manuel on the 1970s BBC sitcom "Fawlty Towers", has died aged 86.
Rapper Kanye West was released from hospital on Wednesday, according to media outlets citing unidentified sources, more than a week after he was admitted for exhaustion.
Actress Florence Henderson, best known as all-American mother Carol Brady in the 1970s sitcom "The Brady Bunch," has died aged 82.