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...
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.
Video: Protesters defy New York Mayor's call to...
Hundreds of protesters blocked New York City’s Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, December 23,...
Video: Berkeley shooting - CCTV footage released...
Surveillance footage has been released to the YouTube account of the St. Louis County Police...
Video: Tsunami 10 years on - Boy recalls losing his...
A decade on from the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Martunis tells the story of how he...
Forces move to end canal protest
Police special forces and soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear a roadblock erected by residents in southern Nicaragua to protest against a proposed transoceanic canal.
Pakistan PM plans terrorism courts
Pakistan's prime minister has announced the country will set up special trial courts under the supervision of military officers to prosecute terrorism cases in the wake of...
Judge rejects Polanski sex case bid
A Los Angeles judge has denied director Roman Polanski's latest bid to have his 1977 sex case dismissed.
Thousands gather in Bethlehem
Thousands of Christian pilgrims have flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits in the area after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts.
US jobless applicants down 9,000
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the US economy and job market are steadily improving.
63 dead in Indian rebel attacks
Long-simmering land and ethnic disputes erupted in bloodshed in north-eastern India when rebels launched co-ordinated attacks on tribal settlers in Assam state, killing at least 63 people.
Clashes as black teenager shot dead by police in St Louis
Protesters have clashed with police after an officer shot and killed a man just miles from the fatal shooting of a black man by a white...
Santa tracker - Follow the epic journey via UK, Ireland, America, Africa, Australia and Asia
The Frozen Snow Glow Elsa dolls and the Lego boxes have been safely packed onto the sleigh. The waiting is over and millions of presents...
Isis fighters 'shoot down US-led coalition war plane and capture pilot'
Isis fighters shot down a Jordanian warplane over Syria believed to be from the US-led coalition and captured one if its pilots, the...
Jackie Chan ashamed of son's arrest
Film star Jackie Chan has told how he feels ashamed of his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs.
Spanish king in corruption warning
Spain's new King Felipe VI insisted in his first Christmas Eve speech that seemingly endless examples of corruption across the country must be stamped out, not mentioning his indicted sister by name but stressing that public figures do not have a right "to profit or become...
IS 'did not shoot down warplane'
Islamic State militants did not shoot down a Jordanian F-16 warplane as they have claimed, the US said.
US mayor makes fatal shooting plea
A US mayor is pressing for calm in his St Louis suburb after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old who police say pointed a handgun at the officer.
24 killed in Iraq suicide blast
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a group of pro-government Sunni militiamen near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 24 people.
US cinemas to show controversial film The Interview
Sony has announced a limited cinema release of The Interview, putting the comedy back on to screens after an international row.
News Digest: Appeal for calm after terror attacks
Prime Minister Manuel Valls has urged France to remain calm after a series of terror attacks.
World in pictures December 2014: striking images from around the globe
Ex-US president Bush in hospital
Former US president George HW Bush has been taken to a Texas hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
The Interview available to stream
The Interview will be available to rent on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website from today.
Odessa heist: Gold bars 'swapped for painted lead bricks' at Ukrainian bank
Gold bars held in a vault at a Ukrainian bank have been swapped for lead bricks covered in golden paint, it has emerged.
'Nut rage' executive faces charges
South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts.
Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japan's PM
Japan's parliament has elected Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his party won a snap election earlier this month.
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
Gaza conflict: Wounds yet to heal after the bombardment
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Ukip candidate: 'Gay donkey tried to rape my horse'
Old school pics: Gerry Anderson
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Safety warning for flying drones new
Britons given drones for Christmas have been...
India attack death toll rises to 72 new
The death toll from rebel violence in remote north-...
Bethlehem pilgrims gather in square new
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Poyet understands Bruce torment
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet knows exactly what...
Hazard may miss Hammers clash
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Dyche shares Rodgers striker pain
Burnley manager Sean Dyche feels Brendan Rodgers'...
Warren vents anger in Musketeers new
Marc Warren has revealed he loves playing villains...
Hugh: Downton special is festive new
Hugh Bonneville has promised Downton Abbey fans that...
Frost unscathed by Santa casting new
Nick Frost has said he doesn't mind being the actor who...