15 December 2014
Could a UN plan to freeze hostilities in the embattled city of Aleppo really be a fruitful first step towards reducing violence in Syria, asks the BBC's Lyse Doucet
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.
A New Zealander and two Burmese men go on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event.
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Greece on knife-edge over presidential vote
The risks and rewards of storing guns at sea
America's huge humming arches
The ordinary Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine
LA's British ex-pat haven the Cat and Fiddle pub goes dark
Artist's colourful search for identity
A guide to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures
Watch list questions over Sydney siege gunman
European Parliament backs Palestinian bid for statehood
Bleak predictions in Russian media as currency plunges
Discover a Turkish valley that serves as home to roughly 100 species of butterfly
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