"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- UN seeks North Korea ICC charges Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:59:59 GMT
- The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
- EU leaders focus on investment boost Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:47:46 GMT
- EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.
- Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:13:14 GMT
- Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.
- Tests claim Ebosse died from beating Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:51:12 GMT
- New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
- 'Slenderman' accused to stand trial Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:46:27 GMT
- Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
- Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:29 GMT
- Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
- Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:34:37 GMT
- Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.
- Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:58:48 GMT
- Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
- Fugitive in light aircraft arrest Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:52:30 GMT
- One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
- Your pictures of the year 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT
- A selection of the best readers' photos
- 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
- Picture power: A scar on the landscape Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT
- Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
- Day in pictures: 16 December 2014 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT
- Images from around the world: 16 December