Grief and determination after Taliban school massacre
What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
Safe surgery with a DIY essential
The family with 34 children - and they're adding two more
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.
Why mornings will keep getting darker after 21 December
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.
The number of nurses being trained in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube
Immediate action is needed to ensure pensioners in Scotland are not afraid to put their heating on this winter, according to the SNP.
Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
Shops across the UK have been packed with last-minute present-buyers on "Panic Saturday" - the last Saturday before Christmas.
Police in central France shoot dead a man who injured three officers at a police station whilst reportedly shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.
Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev are crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.
The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister.