Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.
Passengers due to take a flight in Siberia had to get out and push the aircraft after the temperature fell to -52C, and the brake pads on the aircraft froze solid.
Don't know what to buy the petrolhead in the family this Christmas? BBC Autos has some suggestions - including toys, books and games.
The iconic doll has thrived almost everywhere despite criticism and controversy, but it has stumbled in China. Will a new sense of purpose help Mattel crack the market at last?
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