Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a supporter.
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.
New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.
Several pedestrians are feared dead after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of another man who fell from the Avon Gorge is released on bail, police say.
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.
A "selfish and manipulative" couple who denied killing their toddler are jailed for nine years, a sentence described as "disgusting".
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.
Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.
A massive €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery.
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.