22 December 2014 Last updated at 10:10

Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflictCCTV image of men in an armoured truck

Several groups of hackers are openly involved on both sides of the Ukraine conflict, pilfering documents and blocking websites.


Painting of a water reservoir built by Abyssinian eunuch Malik Sandal in the 17th CenturyAfricans in India: From slaves to reformers and rulers

From musicians to bodyguards, Africans have played an important role in India's history but one that is seldom discussed, writes BBC Monitoring's Vikas Pandey.

Venezuelan paper Diario 2001 front pageMixed media emotions over Cuba-US thaw

The thaw is Cuba-US relations draws approval from Latin American press, but suspicion from the media of Cuban exiles.

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Ibrahim Mahlab Egypt's new premier

Ibrahim Mahlab, a former construction company chief with a reputation as a "doer", is Egypt's new prime minister.

Media review

  • President Xi Jinping urged Macau resident to respect Beijing's ruleChina media

    Papers hail the success of 'one country, two systems' policy in Macau.


  • Atletico de Kolkata player Luis Garcia lifts the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the Indian Super League (ISL) final football match against Kerala Blasters at The D.Y. Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on December 20, 2014Indian media

    The Indian Super League has sparked hopes of new 'football culture' in a 'cricket-crazy' country.


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