North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
For the first time, a wild gorilla is seen using a tool to eat food
Quora users name the fast, furious and plain funny
Religion and philosophy have wrestled with the question for thousands of years, but science has had little to say on the subject - until now. Could the cosmos have sprung out of nothing?
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