VIDEO: Inside the castle that must come down :: A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning permission is preparing to spend his last Christmas in his home before it is demolished.
Quiz of the week's news :: Who has worse teeth - the British or the Americans?
Japan's curious passion for the business novel :: Why Japan loves stories about middle managers
VIDEO: The choir that 'signs' Christmas carols :: Christmas with the choir for deaf children
VIDEO: A hundred years of UK coal mining :: The UK's last coal mine in Kellingley, North Yorkshire is closing, bringing the end to coal industry in this country.
Folic acid in flour 'would cut defects' :: UK experts back a call for flour to be fortified with folic acid, which they say would have prevented about 2,000 cases of serious birth defects since 1998.
Maritime Dispute Exposes Rifts in China's Foreign Ministry - Bloomberg :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNESLFDnqSsrW38LQ1t01HHfbkG58Q&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR779009812820&ei=QRd0VqGJMYSxyAPr4I3wDg&url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-17/toxic-football-south-china-sea-case-spurs-china-ministry-debate
Mers virus vaccine 'a step closer' :: An effective vaccine to protect against the Mers virus is a step closer, say scientists.
Why Taliban special forces are fighting Islamic State :: The Afghan Taliban say they have unleashed "special forces" in an increasingly bloody battle with fighters from the rival Islamic State (IS) group. The BBC's Dawood Azami explains why.
The laughing stock that changed the world :: How the much mocked tilting APT shaped today's trains
Waiting 56 years for my sister :: The woman looking for her sister for 56 years
End of deep coal mining :: Miners speak about their final shift Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire.
Leading Labour in difficult times :: As Jeremy Corbyn approaches 100 days as Labour leader, Julia Langdon compares the situation facing him with facing Neil Kinnock in 1983.
World powers seek to cut ISIS finances at UN - CBS News :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNHWB9ubN-srytSsFYWD7n7etzKNRw&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR779010620457&ei=QRd0VqGJMYSxyAPr4I3wDg&url=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-powers-seek-to-cut-isis-finances-at-united-nations/
Mother Teresa to be made Catholic saint in September - paper :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ZLAhxHIuNSs/story01.htm
Facebook puts a price on suburban living for employees :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/u2NBuskTMBU/story01.htm
Exclusive: Japan's far-flung island defence plan seeks to turn tables on China :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/r2HlcJ93IG0/story01.htm
Seismology of elephants investigated :: Could putting vibrations into the ground be a way to keep elephants from coming into conflict with humans?
Gold holds losses from biggest dip in 5 months after Fed rate hike :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/HKXDK3U1jpM/story01.htm
Pharma's bad boy: Livestreaming, rap-fan CEO faces charges :: NEW YORK (AP) -- He&apos;s the enfant terrible of pharmaceuticals, a 32-year-old CEO who unapologetically raised the price of the only approved drug for a rare disease from $13.50 to $750 per pill....
Mourinho's off and PM in Brussels :: The sacking of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho makes it on to the front pages, while headlines also focus on the EU summit.
India to stick to 2015/16 fiscal deficit target - finance ministry report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sfcUJRmGEgU/story01.htm
As China's demand wanes, the golden age of coal comes to an end - IEA :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nR0K99YRUTI/story01.htm
China warns of widespread smog, Beijing issues second 'red alert' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/QP3gZq7XtYU/story01.htm
India's 2016/17 growth unlikely to be significantly higher - finmin report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ZkYzahxC2JE/story01.htm
RBI deputy Urjit Patel set to get second term - media :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_KXCb-nSa-w/story01.htm
Govt suggests more flexible timeline to inflation targeting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/TMijjfSBWXs/story01.htm
Widows worldwide robbed, enslaved, raped and accused of witchcraft :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/3KSrjwRGFxw/story01.htm
Women are out-earning men in corporate finance :: Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren&apos;t underpaid....
Gun buyer in massacre mused on Facebook of troubles he faced :: RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Less than a month before his friend carried out the San Bernardino massacre, the man who bought the assault rifles used in the attack wondered when the multiple lives he was leading would come crashing down....