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The grim footage of a sperm whale exploding and the terrifying broadcast of Nik Wallenda's Grand Canyon tightrope walk among the highlights.
Celebrities including Will Ferrell and Steve Carell give their Christmas messages.
Thousands have dived into a frozen lake in Anchorage, Alaska, for the annual charity polar plunge.
Jonathan He, 6, who spent months in hospital with a condition that stopped him from eating can now tuck into his favourite food - sausages.
Comedian and YouTuber Steve Kardynal does it again with his own unique version of Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' through webcam chat website Chatroulette. Credit: Steve Kardynal
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Ireland is set for a blowy rather than a snowy Christmas as forecasters warn of storms over the festive period. Credit: Eamonn Day Lavelle
Are there any real gentlemen out there these days? With the help of the Old Spice man, reporter Poppy Jamie tries to find out.
New York taxi drivers have taken part in 'sexy' photoshoots for a charity calendar which was the brainchild of Phil Kirkman.
Japan's first robot astronaut, Kirobo, has finally had a face-to-face meeting with a human colleague on board the International Space Station.
A 25-year-old American man has won a $1 million Pablo Picasso drawing in a charity raffle at Sotheby's in Paris.
Two of the world's most-skilled highliners, Julien Millot and Tancrede Melet, walked a line on the Vanoise Express cable car in the French Alps.
A bright new dawn. The old game has changed. Free-flowing attacking football. Big scores with an emphasis on forward play. A move away from the sweeper system with players who are faster, fitter and more skilful than ever before.
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