Photos: Strange Santa sightings :: Photos: Santa sightings around the world
The genius of Oscar Niemeyer :: Photos: The works of Oscar Niemeyer, architect
Quiz of the week's news :: The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
The German teenager who landed on Red Square :: In 1987 a West German teenager penetrated Soviet air defences to land a Cessna aeroplane in Red Square. Twenty-five years later, he has no regrets.
Philippines typhoon toll passes 400 :: Residents of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao are trying to come to terms with the death and destruction caused by Typhoon Bopha.
Is it time to curb Google's power? :: Google's dominance of the internet search market has made the tech giant an obstacle to entrepreneurial innovation, says commentator Andrew Keen, who argues it's time for regulators to act.
2012: The year in pictures :: 2012: The year in pictures
Snow camels ::
Charles: Baby news 'splendid' :: CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the hospital and her father-in-law's response.
Sorrell: Europe's decade of pain :: The 2013 forecast for European economic growth has turned into a prediction for decay. The European Central Bank on Thursday flipped next year's gross domestic product forecast from growth of 0.3% to a fall of 0.9% next year.
Philippines Typhoon :: Bent over amid the wreckage of her family's home, Jane Bucani, 17, leafs through the sodden remnants of her school yearbook, trying to see what memories she can salvage.
Year in pictures :: 2012: The year in pictures
Smelly socks raise silver stink :: Smelly socks raise silver stink
Maori stones hold magnetic clues :: Scientists in New Zealand are studying the past behaviour of Earth's magnetic field using the stones that line Maori steam ovens.
The tax choices faced by companies :: The tax choices faced by companies
Trains fiasco 'to cost taxpayer' :: The collapse of the £5bn West Coast Main Line deal will come at "a significant cost to the taxpayer", a National Audit Office report says.
McAfee intrigue :: Software pioneer John McAfee ended the day Thursday as he started it: imprisoned in a Guatemalan immigration detention center.
Gangs target bus drivers' bonuses :: In Guatemala, and other Latin American countries, it's called "aguinaldo" -- the term used for the bonus government and private sector workers receive this time of the year, their right by law.
Cabbie jailed for mowing men down :: A taxi driver who used his black cab "like a bowling ball" to run down a group of men is jailed for 15 years.
Is Syrian endgame in sight? :: Hell came to Syria months ago. But now something seems different, and that makes Damascus resident Leena feel better. "The worse it gets, the more we know the rebels will win. It means we will wake up from this nightmare."
University statements 'flawed' :: The university application process "further disadvantages" low and middle income pupils, a report by an educational charity says.
Man jailed after raping teenager :: A man found guilty of abducting and raping a teenage girl, and other attacks, in Aberdeen receives a lifelong restriction order.
Tracking ads jump across gadgets :: Adverts could soon be following people around the different gadgets they use, thanks to work by US start-up Drawbridge.
Roller hockey star's tattoo vice :: For Pedro Gil, roller hockey is everything. So he must eat well, practice hard and stay away from alcohol -- but he does allow himself one indulgence.
Photographer: I tried to stop train :: The photographer who took the picture of a man about to be fatally struck by a New York subway car said Thursday that he did so in a desperate attempt to alert the driver of the train to stop.
Venezuela's Chavez home from Cuba :: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez returns from cancer-related treatment in Cuba, amid renewed speculation about his health.
Day in pictures: 7 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 7 December
Blitz interactive map unveiled :: An interactive map showing the location of bombs dropped on London during World War II is created.
Morsy vows not to allow murder :: CNN's Reza Sayah reports from outside the presidential palace in Egypt, where Morsy addressed Egyptian citizens.
Crisis dims German growth hopes :: Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, cuts its growth forecast for next year, saying the country's economy could be entering recession.