Greek ferry fire: rough seas and gale force winds hamper rescue of trapped...
A ferry carrying about 470 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, trapping...
US and Nato mark end of Afghan war
The United States and Nato have formally ended their war in Afghanistan with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul.
Video: Wide search for missing AirAsia plane
A massive sea search is underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared on Sunday while...
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A decade has passed since the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami wiped out entire communities across Southern Asia,...
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Bush senior remaining in hospital
Former US president George HW Bush will remain in a Texas hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week.
Ex-footballer Weah wins senate seat
Former football star George Weah has won a Liberia senate seat also being sought by the president's son.
Would-be killer's flowers for pope
The Turk who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican said.
Islamic extremist leader surrenders
A leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who has a 3 million US dollar (£1.9 million) bounty on his head, has surrendered in Somalia, according to intelligence sources.
Syria 'ready for peace talks'
The Syrian government is prepared to attend peace talks Russia plans to hold next month, according to state media.
Vatican frees breasts protester
The Holy See has released a radical feminist activist who bared her breasts in St Peter's Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican's outdoor Nativity scene.
Iranian army tests suicide drone
Iran's army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
Pakistani forces kill 39 militants
Pakistani planes and ground forces have killed 39 militants as part of a continuing operation in a volatile tribal region near the Afghan border, the military said.
N Korea race-hate outburst at Obama
North Korea has hurled racial slurs at President Barack Obama as the communist state blamed the US for shutting down its internet amid the Sony hacking row.
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.
PlayStation down for a third day
Sony's PlayStation network remains down for a third day in a blow that hit eager online gamers as they unwrapped their new consoles on Christmas morning.
Asia remembers 230,000 victims of tsunami decade on
Beachside memorials and religious services have been held across Asia to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left...
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.
Friends mourn gun attack officer
About 100 friends and relatives of a New York City police officer who was gunned down along with his partner lined up outside a Queens church a full hour before his wake is set to begin.
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.
Exchange of prisoners goes ahead
Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners today, a major step toward easing hostilities.
Liam Neeson will not return to Ireland because of water charges - star says people have...
Actor Liam Neeson has said he will not move home to Ireland since the Fine Gael and Labour coaltion government introduced new water...
Nuclear workers die in gas alert
Three South Korean workers have died after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a new nuclear plant.
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.
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
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