BBC News 17 December 2014 Last updated at 21:22

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'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties

The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.

Pakistani mourners carry a coffin during the funeral ceremony for victims of an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school, in Peshawar on 17 December  2014.Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.

Michael GarciaFifa investigator Garcia resigns

Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report. BBC Sport

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