Wild celebrations in parliament after controversial leader’s 37-year rule comes to an end
The Sun is an active star, continuously erupting with giant explosions, such as bursts of radiation called solar flares. These flares can have significant effects on the Earth’s atmosphere. Video: NASA Goddard
The Georgia Dome, the former home of NFL side the Atlanta Falcons, has been demolished - a cameraman for The Weather Channel had the perfect shot of the implosion lined up until a bus got in the way. Video: The Weather Channel
Heathrow Airport release their annual Christmas advert, starring some very family orientated bears. Video: Heathrow Airport
German chancellor Angela Merkel says she is not frightened by the prospect of new elections and will not step down as CDU party leader and chancellor candidate. Video: Reuters
A large group of students gathered by the Famine Memorial on Monday evening to show their support for the estimated 800,000 undocumented men and women brought to the US as children who are facing deportation. Video: Sorcha Pollak
The death of a man in his fifties in a suspected stabbing Co Offaly on Sunday night is being investigated by gardaí. Video: Collins Photos
Charles Manson, the murderer and cult leader, has died in a hospital in California. He was 83. Video: Reuters
A police dashcam has captured a light plane crash in Clearwater, Florida. Both the pilot and passenger escaped unharmed, while there were no casualties on the ground either. Video: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe defies his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party's next congress in December. Video: Reuters
Thousands of people turn out to see Grafton Street and O'Connell Street Christmas lights switched on in Dublin city centre.
A team of scientists, historians, archaeologists and engineers from the University of Leicester describe how they determined that a skeleton found under a car park in Leicester in 2012 was that of King Richard III. Video: The Royal Society
UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has declared “there are no unemployed people” while discussing how Britain can deal with the threat to jobs from technological change. Video: BBC
Sand has returned to Ashleam bay on Achill Island after a twelve year absence. Video: Sean Molloy
Drone video shows the 5,000-barrel oil leak in South Dakota that prompted TransCanada Corp to shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system.
Emergency services rescue about 20 people who became stranded on a big wheel when it stalled at the Galway Christmas market in Eyre Square. Video: Joe O'Shaughnessy
Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans gather in the capital, calling on president Robert Mugabe to step down days after a military takeover placed him under house arrest. Video: Reuters
Emergency services have confirmed "a number of casualties" after a helicopter and a light plane collided mid-air over Buckinghamshire, England. Video: Reuters
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