High drama for cliff plunge pet
'Tis the season to be grateful for Sandy the dog - the lucky Labrador was rescued with just minor injuries after snapping her lead and plunging 150 feet down a cliff.
Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies
Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era, has died at the age of 91.
Video: Oscar Pistorius' murder trial gripped the...
In 2014, the whole world watched a court room in South Africa, as Oscar Pistorius faced a...
Video: British troops send Christmas messages back...
British troops around the globe are sending Christmas messages back home, while enjoying festive...
Video: Christians in Bethlehem and around the world...
Christians from all over the world travelled to Bethlehem for Christmas Day,...
53 killed in raids on IS-held towns
Syrian air raids on two northern towns held by the militant Islamic State group have killed more than 50 people in two days, activists say.
Liam Neeson will not return to Ireland because of water charges - star says people...
Actor Liam Neeson has said he will not move home to Ireland since the Fine Gael and...
Traffic and flight chaos as Moscow is hit by massive snowstorm
Russia saw a white Christmas as a massive snowstorm in Moscow caused delays to more than 150 flights and brought traffic to a standstill.
Asia remembers tsunami victims
Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia today to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than 250,000 people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.
Obama hails end of Afghan combat
US president Barack Obama has marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge from the ashes of September 11.
Europe 'needs outbreak hit squad'
The UK and the rest of Europe must form a group of specialists ready to tackle outbreaks like Ebola, the man who discovered the disease almost 40 years ago has said.
Nine killed in attack on AU base
Gunmen have attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leading to a battle that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers.
Police thwart Kosovo car bomb bid
An apparent attempt to detonate an explosives-packed car heading towards Western embassies in Kosovo's capital has been foiled by police.
Crowds pack Interview screenings
Critics and early viewers are agreed that The Interview is less than a masterpiece, but thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Bush senior remains in hospital
Former US president George HW Bush is remaining in hospital two days after experiencing shortness of breath.
World in pictures December 2014: striking images from around the globe
Gunmen kill 14 soldiers in Libya
Gunmen have killed at least 14 soldiers guarding a power plant in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Father's plea to IS over pilot
The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria has pleaded for his son's release, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.
Terror court to try women drivers
Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month for defying a ban on females driving have been referred to a court for terrorism cases, according to people close to the defendants.
Putin scraps holidays for ministers
Russian president Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
So many tears in world, says Pope
Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.
White Christmas hits Moscow flights
Russia saw a white Christmas today as a massive snowstorm in Moscow caused delays to more than 150 flights and brought traffic to a standstill.
India attack death toll rises to 72
The death toll from rebel violence in remote north-eastern India has risen to 72 with the recovery of more bodies from abandoned villages.
Bethlehem pilgrims gather in square
Several thousand Christian pilgrims flocked to Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts.
US mayor makes fatal shooting plea
The US mayor of a St Louis suburb appealed for calm after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old.
Lab worker monitored in Ebola scare
A laboratory technician at the US public health watchdog is being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment.
Sony releases The Interview online
Amid controversy, confusion and threats, Sony released The Interview online in an unprecedented response to hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Cuckoo - December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast-Nov, Dec 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Sixty6, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast - December 2014
Filthy McNasty's - November 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Shiro
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - November 2014
The Bot, Belfast - November 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Thompson's Garage Sound Of Misfit
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Cuckoo - October 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Alibi, The Parlour, Groovy Train, The Eg
The Dirty Onion November 2014
The Limelight, November 13
Alibi, The Parlour, Groovy Train, The Eg
The National Bar
The Coach relaunches
The Botanic Inn
The Cloth Ear - Autumn 2014
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?
Vote: Who's Northern Ireland's greatest ever sports star?
Gaza conflict: Wounds yet to heal after the bombardment
Old school pics: Gerry Anderson
WW1: Images of the horror, heroism, suffering and anguish
The Troubles gallery - IRA checkpoint, early 1970s
Reader pictures: Favourite Ulster beauty spots
FitzGerald backed lottery proposal
Ex-Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald wanted the...
Lunch bill put officials in a spin
Officials fretted about the cost of a lunch between...
Drivers see surge in speeding fines
More than 115,000 people were fined for speeding...
Van Gaal not happy with schedule
Louis van Gaal admits he does not have enough...
Ulster 13 - 10 Connacht: Ulster win tight Pro12 clash in Belfast
Ulster got back to...
Rooney - I'm playing like Scholes
Wayne Rooney admitted there was a touch of Paul...
Lancashire not planning Last Tango new
Sarah Lancashire has admitted she loves Last...
Diaz in tears over singing in Annie new
Cameron Diaz has confessed she broke down in tears...
Carrey holds out for dramatic role new
Jim Carrey has revealed he would like to star in a...