The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.
On the seasonal look-out for counterfeit goods
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' anniversary
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas
The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe.
A sneak peek at how Crossrail is taking shape below London
President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region or helping its leadership.
Snow is more likely in the UK at Easter than Christmas
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.