15 December 2014
Could a UN plan to freeze hostilities in the embattled city of Aleppo really be a fruitful first step towards reducing violence in Syria, asks the BBC's Lyse Doucet
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.
Grief and resolution after Taliban school massacre
What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
Big company bosses who had a difficult 2014
Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine
Life in one of the world's most repressive states
How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
The best news photos from around the world
A weekly round-up of global health stories from the BBC World Service.
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