"A good book has no ending."
—R. D. Cumming
- Kurds 'break IS mountain siege' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:38 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.
- Eight children found dead in Cairns Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:15:53 GMT
- Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stab wounds.
- Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:21:28 GMT
- Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
- Kenya approves tough security law Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:01 GMT
- Kenyan president signs controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
- Pakistan army 'kills 57 Taliban' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:42:30 GMT
- Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.
- Profumo's Rice-Davies dies aged 70 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:17 GMT
- Former 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.
- Sony hack is 'US security issue' Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:49:09 GMT
- The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
- 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.
- 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.
- South Korea bans 'pro-North' party Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:53:59 GMT
- South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.
- New record depth 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: New record depth for deepest fish Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:59:51 GMT
- Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
- VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:24 GMT
- Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?
- VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:02 GMT
- Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.