18 December 2014 Last updated at 17:01

Abuse law to tackle domestic coercionA woman kneeling on a bed

A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.


Russian President Vladimir Putin, 18 DecPutin seeks to ease economic fears

President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.

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HomeUK using less energy, report finds

People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.

People cheer for the "Cuban Five" while holding a poster of the five Cuban intelligent agents, in Havana 17 December 2014.Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.

Posters for The Interview at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. 17 Dec 2014Sony scraps The Interview worldwide

Sony confirms it has no plans to release the film comedy about North Korea internationally, in any form, following threats from hackers.

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