Xinjiang: Has the crackdown worked? :: How has China's counter-terror crackdown impacted the Uighur minority in Xinjiang? The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie pays a visit to Kashgar city to find out.
Global economy on the up in 2015 :: There are encouraging signs for the world economy in 2015 - but we are a long way from boom time, says Andrew Walker.
Teen's suicide plea touches hearts :: Teen Josh Alcorn was transgender but his Christian parents apparently didn't understand. As they now grieve, a suicide note explains the despair Josh felt, pleads for help, and dreams of hope.
New home for cocoa quarantine :: A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.
Egypt's Sisi urged to free reporter :: The brothers of jailed Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for Egypt's President Sisi to release him by decree.
Retro portraits question race, equality :: Maxine Helfman's photo series places black people in historical Flemish-style portraits.
'Swiftmas' warms fans' hearts :: The superstar posted a video of her gift-giving to fans, which has become known as "Swiftmas."
The year 2014 in vital statistics :: The key numbers of the year for 2014
China demands answers after stampede in financial hub Shanghai :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zUOCtdWyLD4/story01.htm
Biological bad luck blamed in two-thirds of cancer cases :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/uhR_4pBu5A4/story01.htm
Gerrard to quit Liverpool at end of season - reports :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/lW_uUVyX9rM/story01.htm
India raises excise duties on petrol, diesel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/uQL9ScKFwHM/story01.htm
'Italian captives' plead to be freed :: The two young women are seen in Islamic garb with only their faces showing. One delivers a message to the camera: "We are in big danger and we could be killed."
Trip Tips: A glimpse of little Tibet in southern India :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/XR12LSeK02k/story01.htm
Brazil's Rousseff starts second term :: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is sworn in for a second term, telling supporters she plans to extend social programmes and tackle corruption.
Payday loan charges cap takes effect :: A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.
Pilot's family tell of loving father :: Grieving relatives of Irianto, captain of the doomed airliner, remember a warm, loving man who was also a dedicated professional.
2015: Predicting an eventful year :: CNN looks ahead to a year of intriguing potential developments.
North Korea's tricks to staying relevant :: 2014 was a busy year for Kim Jong Un's regime. Relive the highlights.
Epik High's rap twist to K-Pop :: South Korean rap group Epik High is changing Korean music. CNN's Jane Sit reports.
Kohli will probably be aggressive captain, says Johnson :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/tsveuEBEcj8/story01.htm
Brisbane: Where living is easy :: Queensland capital: Once it was dubbed "boring" -- now it's livable.
Those we lost in 2014: Rivers, Williams ::
Most cancer types 'just bad luck' :: Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.
Bono guitar fears after bike crash :: U2 frontman Bono says he fears that he may never play guitar again following a bike accident last year.
Soccer: Gerrard to leave Liverpool :: Liverpool must prepare for life without one its greatest ever players after captain Steven Gerrard confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the 2014-2015 season.
What happens after you click 'buy'? :: In a warehouse about the size of four football fields, more than a million units of online retail items are housed.
Icy dip ::
From healthy food to healthy business :: Harvesting papayas is Lemeul Mantey's livelihood. He's determined to get the best out of his trees, which grow in the farming community of Nsawam, west of the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
Constipated goldfish operated on :: A goldfish lover pays a North Walsham vet £300 to operate on his constipated pet.