Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".
Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
Kashmir's widows carry the scars of conflict
Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs - in one night
Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.