The death toll in the Glasgow helicopter crash rises to 10 as Bond Air Services, which operated the EC 135 aircraft, temporarily grounds the model.
South Africa says it is investigating how a man who used fake sign language at the Mandela memorial was given security clearance.
Bangladesh executes Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities during the country's 1971 war of independence.
Spanish football giant Barcelona signs a deal with Intel to allow the chipmaker's logo to appear on the inside of players' shirts.
Four former bosses from the Icelandic bank Kaupthing are sentenced to prison in the heaviest sentences for financial fraud in Iceland's history.
Shares in hotel firm Hilton jump 8% in their stock market debut as part of the biggest share sale by a hotel firm ever.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych still intends to sign an EU deal, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says, as protests continue in Kiev.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta calls for Africa to be treated equally on the world stage as his country celebrates 50 years of independence from British rule.
LA-based comedy Episodes, featuring Friends star Matt Le Blanc as a fictional version of himself alongside Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig, is commissioned for a fourth series.
Wintery storms have swept across Syria forcing roads and schools to close and blanketing refugee camps with snow.
At least 20 people in one village in Madagascar have died in an outbreak of the bubonic plague.
Parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia agree to hold a referendum on independence next year - but the Spanish government vows to block it.
The BBC's Daniel Sandford reports form Independence Square in Kiev where protesters show no signs of moving on having established medical facilities, tented accommodation and firewood stores.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave joins American Hustle as the frontrunner at this year's Golden Globe awards.
Critics say Canada Post's move to phase out home delivery over the next five years could hurt pensioners unable to walk to community post boxes.
The sign language interpreter accused of using fake hand signals at Nelson Mandela's memorial has apologised if anyone was offended by his performance, saying he saw "angels" in the stadium.
The leader of the opposition party in Thailand was in court to face murder charges in connection with a military crackdown when he was prime minister three years ago.
The body which sets MPs' salaries defends plans to award an 11% pay rise, saying other changes mean it will not cost taxpayers "a penny more".
Members of the lower house of the Mexican Congress are involved in a heated debate over energy reform, with rivals pushing and shoving each other.
A care worker at a home for the elderly in Chambery in the French Alps is arrested on suspicion of poisoning six pensioners to death.
The Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in August is discharged from hospital after a series of operations to give him prosthetic implants.
Scottish driver Paul Di Resta's Formula 1 future is in doubt after Force India announce the signing of Sergio Perez.
Tennis and football are warned that part of their public funding is at risk after suffering drops in participation in England.
Ireland returns to markets after tough medicine, says Gavin Hewitt
The BBC includes a special making-of segment in its forthcoming nature documentary Hidden Kingdoms, explaining to viewers how some scenes have been re-enacted.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's office hits back at ex-leader Olusegun Obasanjo for a "provocative" letter condemning his leadership and telling him not to seek re-election.
An Indian court accepts an appeal by Finnish phone maker Nokia to release its local factory, removing a hurdle to Nokia's sale of its mobile business to Microsoft.
The US space agency is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station.
A grenade was thrown at a van carrying British tourists in Mombasa but failed to explode, Kenyan police say.
Profits for the global airline industry will reach a record level next year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says.
The German state of Bavaria abandons controversial plans to reprint Mein Kampf after its legal power to ban Adolf Hitler's manifesto expires in 2015.
Juan Orlando Hernandez is officially declared president-elect of Honduras despite calls for an annulment by losing candidate Xiomara Castro.
Winter storm worsens plight of Syrian refugees
A lawyer for the jailed Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama Bin Laden has fled the country, a colleague and relatives say.
A French Riviera cafe has created a stir on social media by rewarding their customers with cheaper coffee in return for good manners.
Philosopher and writer AC Grayling chairs the 2014's Man Booker Prize judging panel, featuring an American literature professor as the competition opens up to writers from the United States.
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International news organisations urge Syrian rebel groups to stop kidnapping journalists, and to free those who are being held.
Russia's Supreme Court criticises the guilty verdicts which sent two Pussy Riot punk protesters to jail and orders a review.
Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), rendering 27 gay marriages invalid.
Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is formally charged with murder over the 2010 crackdown, as protests continue in Bangkok.
British film-maker Olly Lambert wins won a prestigious Rory Peck Award award based on filming of the Syria conflict.
Captain Alastair Cook says his 100th Test will be the "toughest" of his career as England look to to turn around the Ashes.
Pope Francis has been named Person of the Year by Time for the "strength of the symbolism" of his actions.
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A top Republican senator's chief of staff is arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, the US authorities say.
The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
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Uruguay's decision to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana violates international law, the UN drugs watchdog says.
Tajikistan, Central Asia's poorest country, hosts its first ever international fashion show in the capital Dushanbe.