"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
- Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT
- Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
- Russians 'will not cave in' to West Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT
- Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
- Colombia Farc truce follows killings Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:01:43 GMT
- Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
- Israel launches Gaza air strike Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT
- Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
- Plea by parents of Aurora accused Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:19:26 GMT
- The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.
- Ambulance wait times 'may increase' Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:45:11 GMT
- Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
- Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:57:23 GMT
- Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
- Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT
- Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
- May 'could disband child abuse panel' Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:54:23 GMT
- The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
- Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT
- News photo from around the world
- Picture power: Doused with milk Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT
- Treated for the effects of pepper spray
- Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT
- Images from around the world: 18 December
- In pictures: US-Cuban relations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT
- Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
- Picture power: Under the dress Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT
- Actress America Ferrera red-faced
- In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT
- Families have begun burying their dead