From BBC News
- 'Giant of history' Mandela honoured
- Tens of thousands join world leaders at a memorial service for South Africa's Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama hailing him a "giant of history".
- Two French soldiers killed in CAR
- Two French soldiers are killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic amid an operation to restore order to the troubled country.
- Jail sentence for PIP implant boss
- The founder of French company PIP, which distributed defective breast implants, is sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
- S Korea says North in 'terror reign'
- South Korea's president warns ties with North Korea could become more unstable after the purge of key powerbroker Chang Song-thaek.
- Spanish journalists seized in Syria
- Two Spanish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria by a radical Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo says.
- Thai PM rejects resignation call
- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands that she resign before February's snap elections.
- Abu Qatada denies terror charges
- Radical cleric Abu Qatada denies terror charges at a Jordanian court, and complains the presence of a military judge means he is being denied a fair trial.
- Diplomats bid to end Ukraine crisis
- Top Western diplomats push for a settlement of the crisis in Ukraine as police move to break the blockade of government buildings by pro-EU protesters in Kiev.
- Deadly Argentina looting spreads
- Five people are killed in widespread looting in Argentina after police in 17 provinces go on strike to demand higher salaries to match rising inflation.
- Google lets users create Street View
- Google unveils a new tool that allows users to create a Street View - a 360 degree virtual tour - of any place and share it using Google Maps.
- Sound of Music actress dies at 91
- Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who was best-known for playing the baroness in The Sound of Music, dies aged 91.
- Garth Brooks to go on world tour
- US country singer Garth Brooks is to embark on a world tour, more than 10 years after he last hit the road.
- Coldest spot on Earth identified
- The coldest place on Earth is measured by satellite to be a bitter minus 93.2 Celsius (-135.8F) in the heart of Antarctica.
- VIDEO: Syria fighter: 'We are all al-Qaeda'
- A 25-year-old man from France talks about being part of the biggest brigade of foreign jihadists fighting in Syria, and why he left them.
- VIDEO: Ukraine police try to regain control
- Ukrainian police have begun moving against protesters in central Kiev, with some protest camps in front of government buildings dismantled. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports from the protest camps.
- VIDEO: Snow and freezing temperatures in US
- A deadly winter storm has caused several deaths in the US and is keeping much of the country blanketed in ice and snow.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Canada embarks on North Pole claim
- Canada signals its intention to claim the North Pole and some of the surrounding Arctic waters on its Atlantic coast.
- VIDEO: Yellowcake stored in Libya
- The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country.
- VIDEO: US flies AU peacekeepers into CAR
- The US military is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic, officials say.
- VIDEO: Inside the US Federal Reserve
- Simon Jack looks around the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, as it turns 100 this month.
- New China data boosts recovery hopes
- China's industrial output and retail sales rise in November, the latest in a series of signs suggesting a recovery in the world's second largest economy.
- US Treasury lost $10bn on GM bailout
- The US Treasury sells its remaining shares of General Motors, leaving it with a $10bn loss on the bailout of the car maker.
- Coach crash eye tracker tested
- Five European coach companies are testing eye tracking equipment as part of an experiment designed to prevent coach crashes.
- Warning over 4Chan Xbox One prank
- Xbox One owners are being warned about an internet prank that could wreck their console and render it inoperable.
- Comic Relief funds invested in arms
- Millions of pounds donated to Comic Relief have been invested in shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms, BBC Panorama learns.
- McKellen 'urged not to go to Russia'
- Sir Ian McKellen tells the Radio Times he has been advised not to go to Russia by the Foreign Office because of the country's homosexuality laws.
- Countdown begins for comet chaser
- Scientists say they are in for an anxious wait as they prepare to wake the comet-chasing Rosetta probe from deep-space hibernation.
- Mars rover goes after carbon clues
- Nasa's Curiosity rover is modifying its exploration strategy to try to find evidence of the carbon chemistry that might inform the question of ancient life on Mars.
- Ketamine 'should be made Class B'
- Ketamine should be upgraded from a Class C drug to Class B after new evidence revealed the damage it can have on the bladder, government advisers are to say.
- Wii games 'help control diabetes'
- Playing 'active' computer games can help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar, a medical trial finds.
- F1 to double points for final race
- Drivers will be awarded double points at the final race of the season from 2014, one of several changes to F1 rules.
- England to make changes for Perth
- Coach Andy Flower says England will make changes for the third Ashes Test as they seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
- Five Lenins in unexpected places
- Kiev no longer has a monument Lenin, but there are plenty elsewhere - including some where you'd least expect to find them.
- How I learned to love the sari
- There are a 108 ways of tying a sari, but Anu Anand had never learned one - until she went to sari school.
- Thousands mourn Congo rumba star
- Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo attend the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
- US urges China to release Liu Xiaobo
- US Secretary of State John Kerry urges China to release Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, five years after the activist was detained.
- Putin amnesty may free Greenpeace 30
- An amnesty drafted by Russia's President Putin could free the two jailed Pussy Riot protesters and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 campaigners.
- Bogota mayor banned from office
- The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogota, is sacked by the country's prosecutor general's office and banned from politics for 15 years.
- Syria army holds Damascus-Homs road
- Syrian government forces are reported to have taken control of the motorway linking Damascus with the city of Homs, as well as the nearby town of Nabak.
- Newman: Korea apology 'under duress'
- The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
- Fireworks man cleared over M5 crash
- A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway crash in which seven people died is cleared of breaching health and safety laws.
- Stansted flights delayed by aircraft
- Flights were barred from landing at Stansted Airport after equipment was damaged by an incoming aircraft, bosses confirm.
- House fire 'may be murder-suicide'
- A house fire that killed three people may have been started by one of those that died in a murder-suicide bid, detectives say.
- Watchdog attacks pension annuities
- The Financial Services Consumer Panel says the annuities market is confusing and may not offer good value to pensioners.
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- Financier taking on Russia’s oligarchy
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- Dementia: Five priorities for research
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- US Federal Reserve turns 100
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