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.
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
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.
Year in pictures :: 2012: The year in pictures
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.
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The tax choices faced by companies :: The tax choices faced by companies
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.
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.
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.
Day in pictures: 7 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 7 December
Morsy vows not to allow murder :: CNN's Reza Sayah reports from outside the presidential palace in Egypt, where Morsy addressed Egyptian citizens.
Can high-tech blimp find Bigfoot? :: An Idaho State University professor is planning to build a high-tech blimp to track down Bigfoot.
Photographers: Help or shoot first? :: Ross Baughman says the photo taken before the subway death points up the often difficult role of a photojournalist: to bear witness, to show life's reality, not to alter it before anything bad happens.
Football's forgotten man: Lonely death :: Broke and alone, Diego Mendieta died in an Indonesian hospital on Tuesday, exposing the shambolic state of football in the country.
£2m boost for military in schools :: Projects which put former servicemen and women in England's schools have been given a £2m government boost.
Sharp fall in UK factory output :: UK manufacturing output in October fell at its fastest rate since June, official figures show, with food and drink output particularly low.
In pictures: Ghana votes :: Long queues of voters in Ghana
India's weeping Jesus :: A man in India is living in exile after being charged with blasphemy for debunking a "Weeping Jesus".
Boyle versus Bard at stage awards :: Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony is going head-to head with Shakespeare at the annual Whatsonstage.com theatre awards.
Week in pictures: 1-7 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
Legs used to repair girl's spine :: A five-year old girl has had life-saving surgery to repair her spine with bones taken from her amputated legs.