"In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home."
- Obama vows response to Sony hack Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:35:02 GMT
- President Barack Obama vows to respond to North Korea's alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, and calls the decision to cancel the film a mistake.
- Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:50:38 GMT
- Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
- Fifa agrees to release Garcia report Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:25 GMT
- Fifa changes its mind and agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.
- Turkey issues warrant for Gulen Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:57:09 GMT
- Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
- Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:36:26 GMT
- The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
- Eight children found dead in Cairns Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:50:23 GMT
- Eight children are found dead at a home in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after stabbings, with the mother of at least seven suffering stab wounds.
- China rules against 'gay therapy' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:28:10 GMT
- China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
- Kenya leader signs tough security law Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:40:03 GMT
- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
- Kurds 'break IS mountain siege' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:37:31 GMT
- Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
- Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:51:45 GMT
- One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
- Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:38 GMT
- Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
- Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:44:54 GMT
- Former UK model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
- VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:02:34 GMT
- A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
- VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:17:13 GMT
- Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
- VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:29:47 GMT
- It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.