Putin's inner circle :: President Putin's core leadership team is made up of long-time allies who served with him in the KGB, in St Petersburg or both, as Andrew Monaghan explains.
Smartphone, smart photography :: How you can take smartphone photography to the next level
Traumatised Ukraine soldiers struggle to adapt to civilian life :: The BBC's David Stern in Kiev reports on the difficulties faced by soldiers traumatised by the conflict in eastern Ukraine as they struggle to adapt to civilian life.
Many 'suffer silently' over continence :: Millions of people in England experience problems with continence, but many are not getting the support they need, health officials warn.
The East German team that refused to die :: The football team that refused to give up as country died
South Africa still awaits its golden age :: Twenty-one years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is still a nation of huge inequality, and frustrated dreams, says Milton Nkosi.
Notable UK deaths of 2015 :: Remember some of those who died in 2015
Top business tips for 2016 :: Successful bosses give their advice for the next 12 months
VIDEO: Ronson, liars and Ebola: the year's noteworthy internet tunes :: The hit viral songs and parody videos of 2015
Samsung Elec plans initial production of 5 mln Galaxy S7 phones - report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/7KdfwsKsXzE/story01.htm
The dark past of the Jelly Baby :: Unravelling the Jelly Baby's dark past
Iraqi army declares first major victory over Islamic State in Ramadi :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/leKKxqCzOX0/story01.htm
VIDEO: Growing up in a Rio shanty town :: Eleven year-old twins Samira and Samir da Silva describe what it is like growing up in a Rio shanty town.
Bangladesh security unit kills two militants in raid on hideout :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/kCypqse-8Uk/story01.htm
VIDEO: Twisters, snow and floods hits southern US :: More than 40 people have been killed by tornadoes and storms that have battered the southern United States over the past week.
India deal unlikely to secure Toshiba's lofty nuclear plans :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UFjErqF9P_Y/story01.htm
Entertainment quiz of 2015: Arts :: How much attention have you paid to the arts this year?
Dozens dead in US Christmas storms :: At least 43 people have been killed over five days by severe storms across southern and western parts of the United States.
De Villiers plans reduced workload to 'stay fresh' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EeA4TlqN_bk/story01.htm
S.Korea, Japan agree to 'irreversibly' resolve comfort women issue :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/BrE5l9AP_gQ/story01.htm
Bercow now paid more than Cameron :: Commons Speaker John Bercow now earns more than the prime minister after accepting an extra pay rise.
VIDEO: 'I was forced to have sex with many men' :: Lee Ok Seon speaks to the BBC about being forced to be a so-called comfort woman, or sex slave, for Japanese soldiers in World War Two.
Breakthroughs galore: A transformative year in medicine :: This year has seen the dawn of gene editing, the rise of immunotherapy and the first hints of a drug to slow the pace of Alzheimer's disease.
Sensex closes at highest in nearly four weeks :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/rkT5njQ8WAs/story01.htm
VIDEO: Rivers Foss and Ouse from above :: Aerial views of York as rising waters begin to recede.
One killed, 33 wounded in Kabul suicide attack :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LnpQvsXNkmM/story01.htm
Flood bill 'could exceed £1.5bn' :: Analysts estimate the cost of heavy flooding across northern England could exceed £1.5bn as small business and insurance firms are hit hard.
Man charged over triple death crash :: A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after three pedestrians were hit and killed by a car in Doncaster on Boxing Day night.
'Comfort women' - a painful legacy :: The issue of "comfort women" - a euphemism for those forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels - has long plagued Japan-South Korea ties.
Game of Thrones tops 2015 pirate list :: For the fourth year running, Game of Thrones tops the list of the most pirated TV shows of 2015.