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Sunday, 21st December 2014

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Cops across U.S. on high alert after NYPD executions (CBS News)

Losing a loved one at Christmas taught me what's truly worth celebrating (Daily Mail)

Father attacks ambulance officers trying to rescue his son whose legs were severed by a train after celebrating his 18th birthday (Daily Mail)

2 Children Among 4 Killed at Illinois Home (Time Magazine)

Queensland police charge Cairns mother with murder of eight children (Guardian)

Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor (Reuters)

Top Gear attack by Argentine thugs was like violent film, Jeremy Clarkson says (Daily Mail)

The Interview Will Still Be Distributed, Sony Lawyer Says (Time Magazine)

Baby born with tumour strangling his heart and lungs is celebrating his first Christmas at home thanks to life-saving operation (Daily Mail)

Mother charged with killing eight children is referring to stabbing massacre as 'the incident'... as neighbours tell of her 'erratic' behaviour after finding God including calling mobile phones 'the work of the Devil' (Daily Mail)

'Pigs in a blanket smell like bacon': Shocking moment protesters taunt St. Louis officers with same message used by NYPD cop killer (Daily Mail)

NYPD Ambush Gunman Told Passersby to Watch What I'm Going to Do' (Time Magazine)

Florida Police Officer Dies in Shooting (NBC News)

Jordan condemned after hanging 11 men to end eight-year death penalty moratorium (Daily Mail)

The story of modern Cuba (CBS News)

Is it fair to blame de Blasio for NYPD cops killed? (CBS News)

US mulls putting N Korea back on terror list (ALJAZEERA)

Double cop killer admitted having mental health issues, court records reveal - as NYPD goes on high alert over copycat attacks (Daily Mail)

NYPD staff pay respects as bodies of police officers are driven past in ambulances (Daily Mail)

North Korea to 'blow up' White House after 'finding evidence GOVERNMENT behind The Interview' (Daily Mail)

The story of the World War I Christmas truce (CBS News)

NYPD officers turn backs on Mayor de Blasio after cops shot (CBS News)

Yankees Will Pay for Education of Slain NYPD Officer's Children (Time Magazine)

Jordan hangs 11 after eight-year death penalty freeze (Reuters)

Sun sets on the shortest day of the year as forecasters put paid to hopes of a white Christmas (Daily Mail)

U.S. Reaches Out to China in Effort to Respond to Hacking (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

NYC mourns two police officers shot to death (CBS News)

Obama: Sony Response to Hack Sets Bad Precedent (Time Magazine)

VIDEO: Dr. Evil returns to mock Sony and North Korea on Saturday Night Live (Daily Star)

Duchess of York as Santa for pub Christmas party with Beatrice and Prince Andrew (Daily Mail)

US may put North Korea back on state terror list after Sony 'cybervandalism' (Guardian)

North Korea threaten to BLOW UP White House during sabre-rattling attack on US over Sony (Daily Express)

Dr. Evil Returns To Mock North Korea Over Sony Hacking Scandal (Huffington Post)

'Profound Disagreement': Christie Blasts Cuba Plan (NBC News)

North Sea oil summit announced (BBC)

Ben Haenow nabs Christmas number one (BBC)

VIDEO: Two NY police officers shot dead (BBC)

US struggles to respond to hack of Sony (Financial Times - Paywall)

Mayor de Blasio Under Scrutiny After Two NYPD Officers Killed (Time Magazine)

London Pub Feeds Homeless Christmas Dinner For Free (Huffington Post)

Obama Says He'll Weigh Returning North Korea to Terror List (New York Times - Paywall)

Pakistan Makes Arrests in School Attack (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

NYPD police shooting: In pictures (CNN)

Obama says Sony hack not an act of war (Reuters)

'Dr. Evil' slams North Korea (CNN)

N. Korea threatens more attacks (CNN)

Dark times in a divided New York City (CNN)

Man shot dead by police in jihadist attack in Tours (Independent)

Cop shot and killed near Tampa Bay, Florida (CBS News)

Obama condemns killings of NY police (BBC)

Florida Authorities Say 1 Police Officer Shot and Killed (Time Magazine)

Study shows children who eat more fast food have poorer scores (Daily Mail)

'Assassinated': NYPD Officers Mourned After Ambush Murder (NBC News)

Angry NYPD cops turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio (CNN)

NYPD cop killer shot girlfriend in Baltimore first (CBS News)

Friends go on pub crawl dressed as favourite Christmas chocolates (Daily Mail)

Cairns mother Mersane Warria of children stabbed to death charged with murder (Daily Mail)

Mexico looks to police with one voice (Financial Times - Paywall)

Sony Calls Hack a 'State-Sponsored Criminal Act' (NBC News)

North Korea denies hack but warns: Worse is coming (CNN)

North Korea terror warning: Sony hack could see nation put on US terrorist list (Daily Star)

New York police shooting: James Woods calls Al Sharpton a 'race pimp' and hits out at Bill de Blasio on return to Twitter (Independent)

New York police shooting: James Woods calls Al Sharpton a race pimp' and hits out at Bill de Blasio in sensational return to Twitter (Independent)

SNL: Watch Mike Myers Mock the Sony Hack as Dr. Evil (Time Magazine)

North Korea could be put back on TERROR LIST: USA to review Kim Jong Un after Sony hack (Daily Express)

New York police shootings: Police to probe whether Ismaaiyl Brinsley had links to notorious Black Guerrilla Family gang (Independent)

Obama 'may put North Korea back on terror list' (Channel4)

Obama: North Korea Sony hack 'not an act of war' - video (Guardian)

Murder probe after gorge fall death (BBC)

Sony hacking: Barack Obama says he does not consider cyber attack an act of war (Independent)

Obama condemns murder of New York police (ALJAZEERA)

Two NYPD officers 'assassinated' in Brooklyn before anger turns on mayor in pictures (Guardian)

Police officer shot to death in Florida (Russia Today)

Victims of Diego Garcia base: Islanders forcibly evicted by UK plead to return home (Russia Today)

US Police officer shot and killed in Florida (Independent)

US police officer shot and killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida (Independent)

Australian mother charged with murder of eight children (Reuters)

Will N. Korea go back on terror list? (CNN)

April Jones police force could become first in UK to abandon monitoring CCTV (Daily Mail)

BREAKING: Police officer shot dead in Florida (Daily Express)

Pakistani minister says arrests made in Taliban school carnage that killed 148 (Fox News)

BREAKING: Police officer shot and killed in Florida suspect in custody (Daily Star)

Anne Leitrim's 'mummified' body lay in Bournemouth home for up to 7 years (Daily Mail)

Theresa May to send home foreign graduates as Tories toughen up on immigration (Daily Express)

Foreign students could be sent back to home countries as soon as courses finish (Daily Mail)

Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year halt to death penalty (Guardian)

Lotto rapist who scooped £7.2m while on day release pictured walking with his girlfriend near £500,000 country home (Daily Mail)

Leaked Sony emails reveal boss Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba to be James Bond (Daily Mail)

Britain's nuclear plants could come under attack by DRONES which drop explosives (Daily Mail)

France Probes Knife Attack on Police (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Prince George meets Father Christmas as Kate and William make surprise Christmas visit (Daily Express)

Chinese cyclist cheats death when he is run over by lorry but misses every wheel (Daily Mail)

Gunman kills New York policemen in 'revenge attack' (Channel4)

Christmas Selection Box Fancy Dress Is The Winner Now And Forever (Huffington Post)

Obama: North Korea's hack 'cybervandalism,' not war (CNN)

NY police 'assassinated' in ambush (CNN)

Second arrest over off-duty PC death (BBC)

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby reveals his 'grim' childhood Christmas (Daily Mail)

British Army Colonel left children at Christmas to fight ebola in Sierra Leone (Daily Mail)

With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement (Los Angeles Times)

East Sussex council threaten to take OAP to court on Christmas Eve over home fees (Daily Mail)

Best Christmas lights in the U.S. (CNN)

Wife's grief after husband PC Neil Doyle was battered to death before honeymoon (Daily Mail)

Murder probe after death of man (BBC)

NYPD murders: 'there is blood on many hands', says police union president - video (Guardian)

Obama: Sony Hack Wasn't an 'Act of War' (NBC News)

NYPD officers' killing 'an attack on what we hold dear' - video (Guardian)

Police officer killed in Florida (CNN)

Citizen Kim: Washington suggests Pyongyang pays damages to Sony for unreleased film (Russia Today)

Sheep ears bitten off in dog attack (BBC)

Taliban kill 7 Afghan police in outpost attack (Los Angeles Times)

Khan to visit Pakistan after attack (BBC)

WWI video game Verdun gives players chance to re-enact Christmas truce (Daily Mail)

Party poopers! Passengers warned that poppers, crackers and wrapped presents are banned on planes this Christmas (Daily Mail)

Sozzled dad's Christmas booze up ends with him waking up 300 miles away in FRANCE (Daily Star)

NY police union head blames mayor, protesters for officers deaths (CBS News)

NYPD Officers Murdered: Union Boss Patrick Lynch Says 'Blood On Many Hands' (Huffington Post)

Festive babe Liz Hurley strips down to swimsuit and santa hat for RAUNCHY Christmas card (Daily Express)

Another sad drunk headed for cells or hard-pressed A&E... so why are police posing for pictures with revellers? (Daily Mail)

The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

New York Mourns Cops Who 'Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice' (NBC News)

Australian Woman Charged With Murder of Eight Children (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants (Reuters)

EXCLUSIVE Tsunami anniversary: The Brit charity hero who saved 100 children (Daily Star)

New York police shooting: Union chief says murdered officers' blood is 'on the hands' of Eric Garner and Michael Brown protesters (Independent)

New York police shooting: Union chief says murdered officers' blood is 'on the hands' of Michael Brown and Eric Garner protesters (Independent)

Introducing the 'drugalyser': Police launch the first ever roadside SALIVA test that can detect narcotics, legal highs and even prescription medicines like pain killers (Daily Mail)

Crazed gunman blasts two New York cops in 'revenge' attack (Daily Star)

The name's Elba, Idris Elba Luther actor tipped for James Bond role after Sony email leak (Daily Express)

Taliban kill seven Afghan police officers in raid on checkpoint (Guardian)

NY police union blames mayor, protesters after deaths of NYPD officers (CBS News)

Gunman kills two New York police officers in brazen ambush (Daily Express)

Cairns deaths: Mother charged with murder of eight children found dead at her home (Independent)

Cairns Australia deaths: Mother Mersane Warria charged with murder of eight children found dead at her home (Independent)

How German Christmas markets came to the UK (BBC)

Kristina Rihanoff 'thought about taking her own life after Ben Cohen home wrecker jibes' (Daily Express)

Four tiny Christmas miracles: Mother of premature quadruplets poses for adorable photos with her three-month-old children inside festive stockings (Daily Mail)

New York Police shootings: Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu named as two officers 'assassinated' in their patrol car (Independent)

Two New York police officers shot in Brooklyn (Daily Mail)

Idris Elba Favourite To Play James Bond After Daniel Craig, According To Latest Hacked Sony Emails (Huffington Post)

Theresa May 'Pushing For Foreign Students To Be Sent Home At End Of Studies' (Huffington Post)

Australia massacre: Mother charged with murder of eight children (Daily Express)

Jordan ends death penalty moratorium (BBC)

Tear-jerking moment 82-year-old volunteer is given £2,000 to visit family for first time in 15 years ... plus more Christmas Day workers rewarded for their sacrifice (Daily Mail)

NY Mayor: "Our city is in mourning" after NYPD officers killed (CBS News)

New York Police commissioner says 2 officers were "assassinated" (CBS News)

Sony hack: US seeks China's help against North Korea cyberattacks - report (Guardian)

Gunman murders two NYPD officers in Brooklyn before shooting himself (Guardian)

US insists North Korea behind hack (BBC)

Gunman kills two New York policemen (BBC)

NY police officers killed (CBS News)

Gabon police break up banned anti-government rally, 1 killed (Fox News)

Rally against police violence forces partial Mall of America shutdown (CBS News)

'Cartoons kill': Kids' movies show more death than adult ones, study finds (Russia Today)

Sony faces lawsuits over hack (CNN)

U.S. seeks Chinese help on N. Korea cyber threat (CNN)

Would lifting Cuba embargo be game-changer for MLB? (CBS News)

North Korea responds to Sony hacking accusation (CBS News)

Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 policemen in attack on checkpoint in country's north (Fox News)

NYPD officers killed in patrol car shooting (CBS News)

N. Korea slams U.S. government (CNN)

Rahm Emanuel's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home (NBC News)

Officers killed in 'ambush' (CNN)

Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface (New York Times - Paywall)

Australian mother charged with murder of 8 children (Russia Today)

Police kill suspects in northern Saudi Arabia (ALJAZEERA)

New York police officers killed in Brooklyn (ALJAZEERA)

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children (Fox News)

3 arrests in NYPD protest assaults (CNN)

NYPD commissioner: 2 police officers "assassinated" (CBS News)

Sony hackers appear to mock FBI in new message (CBS News)

Protesters: "Not the time" to change Cuba relations (CBS News)

The family with 34 children - and counting (BBC)

Witness the Aftermath of Police Shooting in Brooklyn (Time Magazine)

Knife-wielding man stabs three officers inside French police station (Russia Today)

2 NYPD police officers 'assassinated'; suspect dead (CNN)

Castro insists Cuba won't abandon communism despite deal with U.S. (Washington Post - Paywall)

1.7M Ukraine children suffering (CNN)

U.S. asks China to help combat North Korean hacking after attack on Sony (Washington Post - Paywall)

Ambush: Two NYPD Officers Dead After Brooklyn Shooting (NBC News)

Castro Thanks the U.S. in a Speech but Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba (New York Times - Paywall)

Police warn pickpockets in the only language they understand... Romanian: Sign placed in Covent Garden during Christmas shopping rush (Daily Mail)

Pakistan dares to ask: will school attack finally end myth of the good Taliban'? (Guardian)

Pakistani children unite to protest against Taliban terror attack (Daily Express)

Cairns stabbings: Eight child victims formally identified by police (Independent)

North Korea demands punishment over unfilmed Channel 4 drama (Independent)

Channel 4 to continue filming 'slanderous farce' about North Korea despite threats from Pyongyang (Independent)

Christmas carolers share the holiday spirit (CBS News)

North Korea decries U.S. allegations on Sony hack; U.S. turns to China (Los Angeles Times)

Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system (Reuters)

China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife (New York Times - Paywall)

Club med-ucation! Hot-housed children look away now... top holiday companies plan to include revision courses and even EXAMS as part of family ski trips (Daily Mail)

White House: Sony Never Told Us About Pulling Movie (NBC News)

North Korea Wants Joint Probe on Sony Hack Attack (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Two uniformed police officers ambushed and killed in New York amid mood of growing public anger (Independent)

US reels after two uniformed New York police officers murdered 'execution-style' in apparent revenge attack for deaths of black suspects in custody (Independent)

New York shooting: Two police officers murdered 'execution-style' in apparent revenge attack for deaths of black suspects in custody (Independent)

Brooklyn shooting: Two police officers murdered 'execution-style' in apparent revenge attack for deaths of black suspects in custody (Independent)

Brooklyn shooting: Two police officers murdered 'execution-style' in apparent revenge attack for deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown (Independent)

Cuba 'will stay on' communist path (BBC)

NYPD officers gunned down in patrol car ambush (Daily Express)

Strolling Havana's quiet streets, I saw the first signs of a new age for Cuba (Guardian)

Who killed the Fairy Godmother? over to you, Sgt Rebus! There's a body backstage, blood on Cinderella's glass stiletto, and a very racy cast of suspects in our sparkling festive whodunit (Daily Mail)

All Lulah wants for Christmas is a blood donor (Daily Mail)

2 New York Police Officers Die in Ambush Shooting (Time Magazine)

New York Metro's campaign to stop 'man-spreading' (Independent)

Two NYPD Officers Shot While Sitting in Car (NBC News)

2 New York cops shot in execution style' ambush (Russia Today)

Cuba to stand by its communist principles, Castro says (Russia Today)

If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now (New York Times - Paywall)

U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers (New York Times - Paywall)

Six Militants Killed in U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan (New York Times - Paywall)

French police shoot dead knife-wielding man in police station (Reuters)

Mastermind of Pakistan school attack ID'd as militant known by 'Slim' (Fox News)

French Police Shoot Dead Knife-Wielding Man (NBC News)

North Korea Warns U.S. Not to Take Sony Action (New York Times - Paywall)

Britain braced for the Polar Express: Temperature set to plunge to -4C as polar blast from Greenland brings widespread Christmas frosts (Daily Mail)

It must be available at a rock bottom price! The 'boulder' that transforms into a HOME high up in the Swiss Alps (Daily Mail)

N Korea seeks joint probe over Sony hacking (ALJAZEERA)

9 things the Sony hack has taught us about the Hollywood (Independent)

9 things the Sony hack has taught us about Hollywood (Independent)

N Korea proposes joint Sony probe (BBC)

Police kill a knife-wielding assailant who attacks an officer in central France (Fox News)

Cuba faces 'long and difficult struggle' to lift US embargo, says Ra l Castro - video (Guardian)

North Korea calls for joint investigation with U.S. into cyberattack against Sony (Washington Post - Paywall)

North Korea Demands Joint Probe With U.S. Into Sony Hack (NBC News)

Major Malls Targeted for Police Brutality Protests (NBC News)

Twelve Taliban militants killed by US drone strike and Pakistani security forces (Daily Mail)

Over 100 detained as Turkish police crackdown on secular' teachers' protest (VIDEO,PHOTOS) (Russia Today)

Cuba president Raul Castro poised for first official encounter with President Obama as US relations set to resume (Independent)

Two Downing Street protection officers sacked after investigation into extreme pornography found on their phones during Plebgate inquiry (Daily Mail)

Eye Opener: President weighs in on Sony decision (CBS News)

Obama promises to retaliate against North Korea for hack attack (CBS News)

Will Sony hack result in a cyberwar against North Korea? (CBS News)

Jealous boyfriend stabbed man to death after learning he had slept with his girlfriend through FACEBOOK (Daily Mail)

Panic Saturday shoppers in billion-pound dash for last-minute Christmas deals (Daily Mail)

8 children killed; mother under arrest (CNN)

Ebola death toll close to 7,400, says World Health Organisation (Guardian)

Sony capitulation to North Korea 'a wake-up call' - video (Channel4)

Shock for North Korea as hard-hitting Interview film is released online (Daily Express)

Pakistan: Taliban killed in clashes (CNN)

Cuba to America: Respect Our Communist Rule (NBC News)

U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan (Daily Mail)

Saudi Police Kill Four Gunmen (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

It WILL be a white Christmas Forecasters predict dusting of snow across Britain (Daily Express)

Ra l Castro: Cuba faces 'long and difficult struggle' to lift US embargo (Guardian)

N. Korea: U.S. may face "serious" consequences over Sony (CBS News)

English and German artists paint graffiti mural of WWI Christmas Day Truce (Daily Mail)

North Korea offers to hold a JOINT investigation into Sony hack (Daily Mail)

Cyclist cheats death when rolled down under 14-wheel truck - video (Guardian)

Man 'decapitates wife for not doing housework and then takes her head to police station' (Daily Star)

Hands up who else thinks The Interview was Western filth? Kim Jong-Un mobbed by huge crowds days after FBI confirm his spies were responsible for Sony hack (Daily Mail)

North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking (Los Angeles Times)

The Vatican begins Christmas celebrations video (Guardian)

Guantanamo Bay prisoner releases: Four inmates sent home to Afghanistan (Independent)

Cairns stabbings: Eight killed children identified as mother remains under arrest (Independent)

Employees hit with snowballs in slow motion for Exit10 Christmas Card (Daily Mail)

A cashmere pully, a bottle of doggy beer among treats on offer this Christmas (Daily Mail)

Cuba won't give up principles for Washington's promises Russian deputy PM (Russia Today)

Laying out some ground rules can ensure life in your first home with your partner starts off smoothly (Daily Mail)

Milwaukee protesters block interstate over police killings (PHOTOS) (Russia Today)

US drone attack kills at least five Taliban fighters in Pakistan report (Guardian)

North Korea calls for joint inquiry into Sony Pictures hacking case - video (Guardian)

Police car crashes escorting ambulance (BBC)

Video: Cyclist miraculously survives being run over by 14-wheel lorry in China (Independent)

Obama rebukes Sony for scrapping film (Financial Times - Paywall)

Obama Says Sony 'Made a Mistake' Pulling Film (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

North Korea demands 'joint investigation' with US into Sony hacking scandal - but warns there will be 'serious consequences' if it refuses (Independent)

North Korea proposes 'joint investigation' into Sony hacking scandal - but warns there will be 'serious consequences' if US refuses (Independent)

PC Neil Doyle 'could have been recognised as cop' before being beaten to death (Daily Star)

North Korea: We were 'framed' (CNN)

How Christmas has been getting CHEAPER: 1982 Boots catalogue reveals how expensive shopping was 30 years ago - including VHS players costing a month's wages (Daily Mail)

Bungling prison officers release teenager facing attempted murder charge by MISTAKE (Daily Mail)

Israel launches first Gaza attack since August (Channel4)

Protesters wear 'I can breathe' t-shirts at rally supporting New York police officers (Independent)

Cyclist cheats death in China - video (Channel4)

BitTorrent encourages Sony to release The Interview' on its alternative platform (Russia Today)

Police arrest Cairns mother after multiple child murder (Channel4)

The highest price': Over 1.7mn children affected by Ukrainian conflict, UN says (Russia Today)

Peshawar school attack aftermath: Pakistan hangs 'terrorists' as executions resume (Independent)

Peshawar school attack aftermath: Pakistan hangs 'terrorists' executions resume (Independent)

Peshawar school attack aftermath: First 'terrorists' hung as Pakistan resumes executions (Independent)

Met Police reveal their 12 most wanted criminals this Christmas (Daily Mail)

Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film (BBC)

North Korea offers US joint investigation of Sony cyberattack (Russia Today)

Legal clerk who tried to rape barrister after bingeing on cocaine and whisky at Christmas party is jailed for nine years (Daily Mail)

NYPD officer suspended after allegedly punching teen suspect (CBS News)

North Korea urges joint Sony hack inquiry (Channel4)

A bake off Christmas Angel: Specially commissioned by the Mail, a spectacular cake from this year's winner Gadget Granny (and her very ingenious husband) (Daily Mail)

US ponders placing North Korea back on terror blacklist (Russia Today)

Underground New York in 1966: Beautiful passenger portraits on the city's Subway (Daily Mail)

Why Cuba move will help America (CNN)

12/19: Obama on Sony Pictures "mistake"; Holiday sting operation story goes viral (CBS News)

S. Korea nuke sites targeted (CNN)

Police get break in L.A. art heist (CNN)

Did North Korea receive help? (CNN)

The Christmas turkey naysayers (BBC)

Cuba Thaw Lets Rest of Latin America Warm to Washington (New York Times - Paywall)

How to spot a fake at Christmas (BBC)

Why New York is wrong about fracking (CNN)

Australian woman arrested in stabbing deaths of 8 children (CBS News)

Sony 'made a mistake' in canceling release of 'Interview,' Obama says (Los Angeles Times)

'Hard' Christmas for Henning family (BBC)

U.S. attributes cyberattack on Sony to North Korea (Washington Post - Paywall)

'Depression and Christmas just don't go' (BBC)

Obama: Sony made a mistake (CNN)

VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea? (BBC)

How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs (BBC)

Brits to spend £1billion aday shopping in the run up to Christmas (Daily Star)

WARNINGS of 'epic' snow fall and big FREEZE in the run up to Christmas (Daily Star)

Milton Keynes couple distraught after social workers refuse to let them stay in same nursing home (Daily Mail)

Parents of Dark Knight gunman James Holmes plead against death penalty (Daily Mail)

WorldViews: North Korea's legacy of terrorism goes far beyond hacking (Washington Post - Paywall)

The World War I Christmas truce (CBS News)

Headlines at 8:30: Hospital in China lets fathers experience childbirth pain (CBS News)

Message Purportedly From Hackers Calls Sony Film Cancellation 'Wise' (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

NASA can see your Christmas lights (CNN)

Adot advert highlights light of UK's 93,000 homeless at Christmas (Daily Mail)

For North Korea, The Interview' latest episode in perceived U.S. conspiracies (Washington Post - Paywall)

FBI place Sony hacking blame on North Korea (Channel4)

French police Taser chocolate-loving monkey after it attacked children at a school in Marseilles (Daily Mail)

Ebola survivor sues over killed dog (CNN)

Essex bakers Godfreys create Ho-Ho-Honut, a Christmas dinner doughnut (Daily Mail)

How North Korea could have pulled off Sony Pictures hack (CBS News)

George Clooney: Stand with Sony (CNN)

New York artist Jessica Gaber creates realistic meals using only sweets for Candy Cuisine (Daily Mail)

As Obama opens to Cuba, experts recall benefits from U.S. engagement with China (Washington Post - Paywall)

8 dead kids, stabbed woman found in Australia home (CBS News)

8 children killed in northern Australian city (CBS News)

Xi Jinping and his China Dream (BBC)

Will Cuba extradite high-profile fugitives to the U.S.? (CBS News)

Eight children killed in Australia mass stabbing (Channel4)

China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn (Financial Times - Paywall)

Sony cancels release of The Interview after hack threat (Channel4)

The hack, the film, its studio and North Korea - are they related? (Channel4)

In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath (BBC)

Taliban Peshawar school massacre: 132 children dead (Channel4)

China dictates when you can sing anthem (CNN)

Christmas celebrations: Oh what fun (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

New York life: Mayor v mares (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Palestine's land conflict: Death in the olive groves (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Domestic violence: Home truths (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Protesters, police spar in Hong Kong (CNN)

China: 15 killed in Xinjiang (CNN)

South Sudan: The Christmas fighting season (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Rough sleeping: One home at a time (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Fossil-hunting: Bone China (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

China and Japan: Out of the deep freeze (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

How Victorians dressed for death (CNN)

Rick Scott tries to clarify attack ad on Charlie Crist (Miami Herald)

Missing Miami woman’s ex kills himself after police find body in car trunk (Miami Herald)

Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme (Miami Herald)