- Fifa agrees to release Garcia report Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:25 GMT
- Fifa changes its mind and agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.
- Eight children found dead in Cairns Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:15:53 GMT
- Eight children are found dead at a home in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after stabbings, with the mother of at least seven suffering stab wounds.
- Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:44:45 GMT
- Former UK model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
- Kurds 'break IS mountain siege' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:59:40 GMT
- Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
- Kenya leader signs tough security law Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:29:51 GMT
- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
- Turkey releases Gulen-linked editor Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:08:45 GMT
- A court releases a top newspaper editor but says four others must stay in custody as part of a crackdown on support for cleric Fethullah Gulen.
- Stem cell scandal scientist resigns Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:15 GMT
- A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
- Pakistan army 'kills 59 Taliban' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:07 GMT
- Pakistan's military says it has killed 59 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.
- Man crashes car into Spain party HQ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:48:13 GMT
- A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
- Talks 'failed to save IS hostage' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:59:52 GMT
- Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
- Russia warns US over sanctions bill Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:07:22 GMT
- Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
- Pilot jailed over deadly China crash Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:09:05 GMT
- A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
- New record for deepest fish Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:01:55 GMT
- Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
- VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:29:47 GMT
- It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
- VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:17 GMT
- Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.