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Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

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No indictment for Houston cop who shot unarmed man (CBS News)

Did the FBI get it wrong on North Korea? (CBS News)

Utah man who chugged eggnog sent to hospital (CBS News)

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton split up after 13 years together (Daily Mail)

Two men arrested in counter-terrorism operation in Sydney, police say (Guardian)

Why our Christmas stress will hit its peak at 2.33pm today (Daily Mail)

Circus dogs confiscated by Italian police because they had painted them to look like PANDAS (Daily Mail)

Hacker group hints it caused North Korean Internet crash (Los Angeles Times)

Anti-terror police arrest two in Sydney week after siege (Reuters)

France beefs up security following attacks (ALJAZEERA)

Liverpool coach Christopher Spendlove accused of murdering off-duty police officer (Daily Mail)

Christmas Twisters! Winds, Snow Threaten Holiday Travel (NBC News)

Sony Pictures moves to release 'The Interview' in about-face (Reuters)

The Interview WILL be released after Sony hack (Daily Star)

Bryan Ferry's son Merlin fights for life after car crash (Daily Mail)

Children killed in Syria air strikes (ALJAZEERA)

Texas grand jury chooses not to indict police officer in shooting of an unarmed black man (Independent)

"The Interview" to get Christmas screening after all, theaters say (CBS News)

Top 10 Christmas Decorations That Are A Bit Too Much (Huffington Post)

North Korea's internet is shut down AGAIN (Daily Mail)

10 Unforgettable Christmas Toys (Huffington Post)

Meet the Man Behind Oregon's New Legal Pot Market (Time Magazine)

French feminists insert warnings into children's Christmas toys (Fox News)

Sony WILL release The Interview on Christmas day after all (Daily Mail)

New medical screening test is a 'giant leap' in the fight against Alzheimers (Daily Express)

Sony threatens to sue Twitter (CBS News)

Feds Allege Discrimination Against Pregnant Teachers (NBC News)

First pictures of Glasgow bin lorry crash victims (Daily Mail)

WW1 Christmas cards shows how company turned its hand to rallying wartime spirit (Daily Mail)

The 1919 Theory That Explains Why Police Officers Need Their Guns (Time Magazine)

Police quiz 64-year-old man over suspicious death of boy, nine (Daily Mail)

Death toll among Qatar's 2022 World Cup workers revealed (Guardian)

NY protesters reject plea for hiatus despite police slayings (Reuters)

Attacks rattle France (CNN)

France market attack victims dies (CNN)

Police tracking killer's last hours (CNN)

North Korea's Internet Returns (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

WorldViews: Pizza, hedgehogs and shoes: The least pressing emergency calls to a British police department (Washington Post - Paywall)

Warning to police arrived too late (CNN)

Christmas nativity scenes by the street gangs of Timor Leste in pictures (Guardian)

Buying every gift in Twelve Days Of Christmas carol costs $27,393 (Daily Mail)

Sony will let 'The Interview' play at select theaters despite threats (Russia Today)

Names of lorry crash dead released (BBC)

Woman serves up Christmas turkey dinner for FORTY dogs (Daily Mail)

Man jailed for knocking boy off bike (BBC)

Coming Soon! Sony Says 'The Interview' Will Be Released (NBC News)

North Korea's Internet Goes Dark (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Andy Wickens whose brutal attack triggered amnesia is looking forward to his 'first' Christmas (Daily Mail)

At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East (Los Angeles Times)

World unites to decry prosecution of source behind LuxLeaks tax scandal (Guardian)

Photos from Indonesian slaughterhouse show snakes killed for luxury goods (Daily Mail)

Man in disabled bay tow stand-off (BBC)

NYC police commissioner: "Were in a difficult place" (CBS News)

Lily Allen gets into the festive spirit wearing a pair of antlers out Christmas shopping (Daily Express)

NYC man imprisoned for 18 years after wrongful conviction to get $4.75M (CBS News)

High street braced for busiest day in Christmas run-up today with £1m a minute being spent (Daily Mail)

Italian police arrest 14 people to foil far-right terror plot (Independent)

North Korean Websites Suffer Additional Outages After Shutdown (Time Magazine)

How NASA astronauts celebrate Christmas in space (CBS News)

Pilots fly FIVE passenger A350 planes in formation to perform tricks in France (Daily Mail)

Charles Napier is jailed for 13 years for HUNDREDS of child sex assaults (Daily Mail)

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore Christmas Comes to an End (Time Magazine)

Retired Betty Williams spends more than £1,000 buying Christmas pub lunch for 50 strangers (Daily Mail)

VIDEO: 'Candles replace Christmas lights' (BBC)

France denies links among 3 attacks but raises security (CBS News)

New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings (Reuters)

Is Father Christmas buried in Essex? (Daily Mail)

North Korea's Internet Unstable for Second Day (NBC News)

Dogs painted to look like pandas in Italian circus seized by police (Independent)

Bodoland tribal separatists kill at least 34 in Assam, Indian police say (Guardian)

Last-minute Christmas gifts you dont need to ship (CBS News)

Sony Announces Limited Release of The Interview (Time Magazine)

Rescued tabby cat gives birth to ELEVEN kittens just days before Christmas (Daily Mail)

Sony approves limited US release of The Interview on Christmas Day (Guardian)

Sony to release N Korea film on Christmas (ALJAZEERA)

Family of twelve will have to eat microwave meals this Christmas - because Homebase left them without a KITCHEN (Daily Mail)

France gripped by fear at Christmas after third street attack in three days (Independent)

Arbitrary terror comes to France prompting armed patrols to take to the streets (Independent)

WWI Christmas Truce: Fact or fiction? (CNN)

Could Cuba feed North America? (CNN)

Motorist in EIGHT hour stand-off with police over parking ticket (Daily Star)

Christmas beard: Facial hair fashion taken to extreme by US artist (PHOTOS) (Russia Today)

71 vehicles receive high marks in IIHS crash test (CBS News)

Legal bid against Kenya security law (BBC)

Was U.S. involved in North Korea Internet outage? (CBS News)

Pope slams Vatican leaders in Christmas message (CBS News)

150 Taliban killed in 12-day fight, Afghan official says (Fox News)

Chloe Madeley shows off her sculpted abs in yet another fitness selfie (Daily Express)

Tributes to man shot dead in car (BBC)

Judges to decide whether to keep the life support of a pregnant brain-dead woman switched on against the wishes of her family in a bid to save the 17-week foetus (Daily Mail)

Was North Koreas debilitating Internet blackout due to a cyber counterstrike? (CBS News)

Weather forecast: Millions face storm threat ahead of Christmas (CBS News)

Gay escort who killed Chinese student in Montreal found guilty of murder (Guardian)

At least 15 people killed by separatist rebels in northeast India (Fox News)

The Interview will be released on Christmas Day despite initial cancellation and threats (Independent)

MailOnline reveals how your waistline can survive Christmas day unscathed (Daily Mail)

Trend of going cold turkey at Christmas (CNN)

Boris Johnson: Call a TAXI to take you to hospital this Christmas (Daily Mail)

Brighton man transforms his council house into homage to the Sistine Chapel (Daily Mail)

Calorific app reveals exactly what 200 calories of Christmas food looks like (Daily Mail)

Algeria: Terror leader killed (CNN)

Insight - Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police (Reuters)

Teenager arrested for 'malicious' Glasgow crash tweet (Daily Star)

Jerusalem pipers' Christmas harmony (Financial Times - Paywall)

Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy tackle Christmas shopping together after announcing split (Daily Express)

North Korean internet down again (BBC)

Violent weather front to wreck chances of a white Christmas with wind, rain and gales to batter the country (Daily Mail)

REVEALED: The most idiotic time-wasting police callers (Daily Star)

Reporters Press State Department on North Korea Internet Outage (NBC News)

North Korean prison guards 'cooked female prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more accounts from UN report reveal (Independent)

Newborn baby saved from toilet in China after his teen mum abandoned him (Daily Mail)

'World's bendiest woman' Zlata in jumpsuit to show off contortion skills for 2015 calendar (Daily Mail)

France steps up security measures after 3 apparently unrelated attacks (Los Angeles Times)

5 Sites to Send Last Minute Christmas Cards (Time Magazine)

Man admits £2m heiress blackmail (BBC)

Vladimir Putin is my cousin' drink-driver tells UK police (Russia Today)

Rubber ducks stuffed with cash sent around the world by Little Yellow Duck Project (Daily Mail)

Afghan police chief claims 151 Taliban fighters killed in 12-day battle (Guardian)

American man dies after letting someone punch him in the face (Independent)

VIDEO: Tsunami: Sri Lanka 10 years on (BBC)

Glasgow Crash 'Joke' Tweet Ends In Arrest For Sunderland Man (Huffington Post)

Tory MP's half brother caged for 13 years for child sex abuse (Daily Star)

Tory MP's half brother caged for 13 years for child sex abuse campaign (Daily Star)

North Korea call US 'toothless wolf' as row over Sony hack intensifies (Daily Mail)

Sony thanks employees for their professionalism (CBS News)

New vaccine shows promise against Ebola (CBS News)

Who unplugged North Korea? (CNN)

Hong Kong Tycoon Gets Five Years in Prison (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Glasgow Crash Victims Named, Including Three From The Same Family (Huffington Post)

VIDEO: War against the machines? Kangaroo PUNCHES drone (Daily Star)

China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan (Guardian)

10 Tips for Taking Some Real Time Off Before the New Year (Time Magazine)

Xmas Alert: France to deploy 300 extra soldiers amid recent attacks (Russia Today)

Illegal migrants caught trying to sneak into Britain in a Christmas tree lorry (Daily Mail)

France Orders Troop Reinforcements After Attacks (New York Times - Paywall)

France steps up patrols after spate of lone-wolf attacks (Reuters)

France deploys troops after attacks (BBC)

Soldiers to be deployed around France after string of attacks on public (Guardian)

Over 1,000 Islamist militants killed in U.S strikes in Syria - monitor (Reuters)

Top congressional Democrat asks Sony for hack details (Reuters)

Christmas Twisters? Rain, Snow Threaten Holiday Travel (NBC News)

Little Yellow Duck Project sends knitted ducks filled with money around the world (Independent)

Josh Paler Lin Gives A Homeless Man $100 And Follows Him To See How He Spends It (Huffington Post)

Nigeria town divided after years of united fight for compensation for military killings (Fox News)

Dmitry Medvedev fears a 'deep recession' for Russia following oil price crash (Independent)

Christmas closures - plan ahead (BBC)

30-meter flame engulfs cursed' Christmas market in Berlin (Russia Today)

Over 17k German demonstrators rally against 'Islamisation' of the country (Daily Mail)

Sinosphere Blog: China to Send Its First Infantry Troops to U.N. Mission in South Sudan (New York Times - Paywall)

Algerian Army Kills Man Behind French Beheading (New York Times - Paywall)

Ebola Survivor To Deliver On-Air Christmas Message (Time Magazine)

Parents reveal their top Christmas present hiding places as they try to outwit their children (Daily Mail)

VIDEO: N Korea back online after 'attack' (BBC)

We Killed Jihadi Behind Tourist's Beheading: Algeria (NBC News)

Sixty journalists killed in 2014, Mideast deadliest area-watchdog (Reuters)

France to Boost Holiday Security After String of Attacks (Time Magazine)

Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker (Los Angeles Times)

Leader of Algerian 'beheading group' killed (ALJAZEERA)

Worcester man on duty-free trip gets stuck in Paris because he doesn't have a passport (Daily Mail)

Hilbrae kennels dog left in shelter for NINE years finally gets a family for Christmas (Daily Mail)

North Korea internet outage: weirdest web shutdowns around the world (Guardian)

Hundreds of civilians killed in months of fighting in Libya - U.N. (Reuters)

Ear bite street fight man jailed (BBC)

North Korea internet service resumes after shutdown (Guardian)

Analysis of oldest meteorite from Mars reveals world likely held 'small seas' (Daily Mail)

SONY HACK: North Korea back online following internet outrage with the US (Daily Star)

Police search for death crash man (BBC)

Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack tweets (Russia Today)

Arrest over Glasgow crash tweet (BBC)

Where Christmas really came from (CNN)

Sony threatens to sue Twitter if it fails stop users sharing information hacked in cyber-attack linked to North Korea (Daily Mail)

Phillip Schofield admits would sometimes like to slap Katie Hopkins on Chatty Man (Daily Express)

Service held for Glasgow truck crash victims; police say 5 females, 1 male killed (Fox News)

Winds and Snow Threaten Travel Chaos in Christmas Week Storm (Time Magazine)

North Korea knows the power of film (Financial Times - Paywall)

SNOW-GO ZONE: Bookies rule out White Christmas in UK (Daily Star)

Clarke Carlisle Serious Traffic Accident Stuns Football World (Huffington Post)

North Korea Back Online After Widespread Internet Outage (NBC News)

BREAKING: Elderly couple and granddaughter named among Glasgow horror crash victims (Daily Star)

German police hunting for stolen pigeon worth $184,000 (Fox News)

Rogate baker creates enitre Christmas party feast made out of CAKE (Daily Mail)

China reluctant to join U.S. in punishing North Korea over cyberattacks (Washington Post - Paywall)

Dead man WAKES UP seconds before cremation (Daily Star)

Make-up artist Maria Malone-Guerbaa transforms her face into a REINDEER for Christmas (Daily Mail)

'You guys killed a little piece of me,' says protester in badly-edited Fox 'kill a cop' report (Independent)

Mikaila Tyhurst avoids jail for repeatedly stabbing a man (Daily Mail)

Kentucky man burned down woman's house after she rejected his Facebook advances (Daily Mail)

Jakarta vows to scrap virginity tests for female civil servants... but WON'T axe internal examinations for women police officers (Daily Mail)

Sisters tried to strangle each other in bid to avoid being sold off as sex slaves after they were captured by ISIS: Amnesty report reveals desperate plight of female prisoners (Daily Mail)

Is Christmas Killing the Planet? (Huffington Post)

France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days, raises security as precaution (Fox News)

U.S. Stars Invade British Christmas Shows (Time Magazine)

Timewarp pictures show off the ghost of London Christmases past (Daily Mail)

Barking mad Meet Britain's most pampered pets who have £2,000 worth of Christmas gifts (Daily Express)

'Father Christmas is DEAD and buried in Essex' (Daily Express)

Life in North Korea branded 'a living nightmare' as UN Security Council discusses state's human rights record for first time (Independent)

Fresh Off The Runway? Rihanna steps out in seriously over-sized jacket (Daily Express)

North Koreas Web outage over (CBS News)

Algeria army kills man behind French beheading (Fox News)

Christmas Day Truce 1914: Volunteers re-enact football game on Belgium fields (Independent)

Wishing you a very retro Christmas! Real candles in the 1900s, a tinsel takeover in the '50s and fake snow flocking in the '60s - we reveal how trees have changed through the years (Daily Mail)

Watch The Downton Abbey Christmas Spoof with George Clooney (Time Magazine)

Orange has charged me £200 in two years for 'TV subs' and won't cancel it (Daily Mail)

North Korea websites back online (BBC)

Pope pens Christmas letter to comfort, encourage Mideast Christians, seeks Muslim IS response (Fox News)

Sorry kids, Father Christmas is DEAD and buried in Essex (Daily Star)

Feds Are Building Legal Case Against Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder (Time Magazine)

Private plane crash lands at Taiwan airport after co-pilot forgets to lower landing gear (Daily Mail)

Samantha Feast loses NINE STONE in a year after embarrassing Christmas photo (Daily Mail)

UK police observers only' in Thai inquiry into Britons' murder (Guardian)

Three members of same family feared to be among six killed in Glasgow bin lorry crash (Daily Express)

Ebola survivor Pooley to broadcast Alternative Christmas Message' (Russia Today)

Driver ploughs van into crowd at French Christmas market, injuring 10 people (Daily Express)

For 9 hours, N. Korea 'erased from global map of Internet' (CNN)

Police investigate offensive Twitter message about Glasgow lorry crash (Daily Mail)

One in three Britons who use online banking expected to log on on Christmas Day (Daily Mail)

Scientists Discover How Red Wine Protects Against Age-Related Disease (Huffington Post)

France calls for calm after attacks (Financial Times - Paywall)

Letter to Father Christmas was hidden in school fireplace for nearly 100 years (Daily Mail)

N Korea 'back online' after internet outage (ALJAZEERA)

Why did North Korea's internet go down? (BBC)

Hit and run in Nantes puts France on edge (ALJAZEERA)

Lawyer fined just £670 for drink-drive crash which left dad unable to walk for 12 months (Daily Express)

Tibetan Woman Dies After Setting Herself on Fire in China (New York Times - Paywall)

Power failures at Stansted and Gatwick hit Christmas getaway (Daily Mail)

How London's homeless spend their Christmas sleeping rough (Daily Mail)

Glasgow Bin Lorry Crash Feared To Have Claimed Three Members Of Same Family (Huffington Post)

VIDEO: The man who brings 20,000 toys back to life (BBC)

France 'terrorism': Three 'lone wolf' attacks in three days so should the country be worried? (Independent)

Incredible Flag In Hedge End Pleads Father Christmas To 'Give Our Country Back' (Huffington Post)

FedEx delivery driver crushed to death by his own van when it rolled backwards as he was sorting out Christmas parcels (Daily Mail)

North Korea a year in threats (Guardian)

North Korea internet is back up but who can actually see Kim Jong-Un's catfish farm posts when it's working? (Independent)

Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West' (Independent)

The perfect present Katherine Jenkins oozes sophistication filming A Christmas Cracker (Daily Express)

Call for stun gun ban after police kill Staffordshire burglary suspect (Daily Mail)

Six dead after bin lorry smashes into Christmas shoppers in Glasgow (Daily Mail)

N Korea boycotts UN meeting on its 'abuses' (ALJAZEERA)

Sony warns Twitter over leaked emails (BBC)

Letters from men on both sides of the 1914 Christmas truce cast new light (Daily Mail)

Federal investigation into white police officer who shot black man dead in Milwaukee (Independent)

South Korea official says cannot rule out North's hand in hack of nuclear operator (Reuters)

North Korea was 'erased from the global map of the web' for nine hours (Daily Mail)

David Mullinger's wife killed herself after he confessed to abusing child (Daily Mail)

Currency trader wanted over '£130million fraud' vanishes hours after detectives missed chance to arrest him when he walked into police station (Daily Mail)

Man rams van into Christmas market in France (Reuters)

How a couple of glasses of red could help you live longer: Substance found in grapes can protect against age-related diseases (Daily Mail)

Simon Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman shows off her slim frame in skimpy bikini (Daily Express)

Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack leaks (Independent)

Pictures Of The Day: The Best Images From Around The World On Tuesday 23rd December 2014 (Huffington Post)

At Baghdad's Mansour Mall, Christmas shopping in the shadow of the Islamic State (Washington Post - Paywall)

North Korea's internet collapses days after US vows to respond to Sony hack (Daily Express)

Bishop's attack on Lennon's Imagine: Senior Catholic says song is 'heart-chilling vision' that has misled world over the causes of war (Daily Mail)

Global Arms Treaty Comes Into Force on Christmas Eve (Time Magazine)

2014 was the year we started to spoil ourselves again: Spending on eating out and holidays rises after years of cutting back (Daily Mail)

Thai police see little hope of putting names to about 370 tsunami victims (Reuters)

Local police in Mexico involved in 2001 massacre, officials say (CBS News)

North Korea Internet Goes Down, After US Pledges Response To Sony Hacking (Huffington Post)

Second France car attack on pedestrians in as many days injures 11 (Fox News)

Is it envy of her big sister that drives Tara Palmer-Tomkinson off the rails? (Daily Mail)

2nd France crash sparks fear (CNN)

'You plonker!' Robbie Savage's guide to a footballer's Christmas (BBC)

Builder steals World War I hero's medals after spotting them in a bedroom: Fury after thief who sold them to pawnbroker for just £25 walks free from court (Daily Mail)

Cruise to the Christmas markets spends four days doing circles in Channel: Furious tourists stage mutiny after ship is forced to turn back because of bad weather (Daily Mail)

Retired stockbroker who mistook brake for accelerator on his classic Mercedes and killed young mother - but narrowly missed her toddler's buggy - is jailed for 18 months (Daily Mail)

Postal workers deliver Christmas (CNN)

Sony Threatens Twitter With Lawsuit Over Hacking Tweets (NBC News)

Report reveals at least 60 journalists killed due to their work in 2014 (Fox News)

Van driven into shoppers in France (BBC)

Pakistan says fighters killed in Karachi raid (ALJAZEERA)

North Korean websites back online after internet shutdown (Independent)

North Korea websites back online following internet shutdown after US promises action for Sony hack (Independent)

Was North Korea's Internet outage the result of a cyberattack? (Los Angeles Times)

Remembering the Christmas Truce, 100 Years On (Huffington Post)

The World Is Responsible for Devastating Violence Against Children in 2014 (Huffington Post)

North Korea suffers internet blackout reports (Guardian)

N. Korea goes offline after sustained cyber-attacks (Russia Today)

China reviews another execution after miscarriage ruling (Reuters)

The Quirky Ways 7 Other Countries Celebrate Christmas (Time Magazine)

Lonely elderly who flock to A&E at Christmas (Daily Mail)

How oil's become the world's most potent weapon: Forget nuclear arms. The U.S. and Saudis are behind an oil price crash that could topple regimes in Russia and Iran - and even sabotage the Scot Nationalists (Daily Mail)

North Korea's Internet Comes Back on After About 9 Hours (Time Magazine)

Severe Internet outages hit North Korea (CBS News)

Sloppy weather on tap for Christmas travel (CBS News)

Christmas shoppers make retail history (CBS News)

NYC cop killer had long history with police (CBS News)

Hong Kong property tycoon sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption (Fox News)

Why no satire in North Korea (CNN)

China assures care for boy with HIV (CNN)

US to probe Milwaukee police killing (BBC)

Key North Korean websites back online after earlier shutdown amid tension over Sony hack (Fox News)

Dozens killed in Nigeria bomb blasts (ALJAZEERA)

HK property tycoon jailed for 5 years (Financial Times - Paywall)

Study: Burgeoning Trade in Tiger, Wild Cat Products From Burma to China (Time Magazine)

North Korean Web goes dark days after Obama pledges response to Sony hack (Washington Post - Paywall)

As Christmas approaches, Baghdad Christians lament empty pews (Washington Post - Paywall)

Ex-Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman sentenced to five years for graft (Reuters)

North Korean websites back online after earlier shutdown amid tension over Sony hacking (Fox News)

North Korea hit by internet shutdown (Financial Times - Paywall)

Mexican prosecutors: Local police involved in the massacres of 193 migrants in 2011 (Fox News)

North Korea's internet links restored - U.S. monitoring company (Reuters)

At U.N. council, U.S. calls life in North Korea 'living nightmare' (Reuters)

United Nations Security Council Examines North Korea's Human Rights (New York Times - Paywall)

North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet (New York Times - Paywall)

China Offers Russia Ruble Help (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

The sign that Britain's lost its way: The mind-boggling saga of why after two years a fallen road sign that needs just four clips has STILL not been put back up (Daily Mail)

HARRIET ARKELL SAVVY SHOPPER: From gin smoked salmon to garlic lobster tails... Super seafood to serve on Christmas Eve (Daily Mail)

At U.N., West seeks to have North Koreans tried for rights violations (Los Angeles Times)

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

World Briefing: Nigeria: 2 Explosions Kill at Least 26 (New York Times - Paywall)

Mourning after 2 NYPD officers killed (CNN)

The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world (BBC)

North Koreas Internet takes a hit after Sony hack (CBS News)

New plea over Christmas murder (BBC)

World Briefing: Argentina: Court Sides With Orangutan (New York Times - Paywall)

World Briefing: France: 11 Hurt as Van Strikes Market (New York Times - Paywall)

Picture power: The masked man (BBC)

World Briefing: Liberia: Soccer Star Leads Senate Race (New York Times - Paywall)

Bombs in north Nigeria bus station, market kill 27 (Reuters)

Air China buys 60 Boeing aircraft (BBC)

The people who choose to be alone at Christmas (BBC)

France sees second car attack on crowd in 2 days (CBS News)

Argentine City Takes Beauty Off Its Pedestal (New York Times - Paywall)

Nigel Farage answers all of your questions about Christmas dinner (Daily Mail)

HARRIET ARKELL SAVVY SHOPPER: From ready-made bread sauce to pre-stuffed turkey, the last minute Christmas cheats that no one will notice - promise! (Daily Mail)

Nation's Police On Edge After New York Ambush (NBC News)

Justice Dept. to Review Fatal Milwaukee Police Shooting (NBC News)

The world economy in 2014 (BBC)

Alternative Christmas message to be given by Ebola survivor Will Pooley (Guardian)

Police urged to reinvestigate murder of whistleblowers in VIP paedophile case (Daily Express)

Carnage at Christmas: Six killed as out-of-control bin lorry hits crowded shopping street (Daily Express)

Six people dead and more injured as bin lorry smashes into Christmas shoppers in Glasgow (Daily Star)

Online panic as stores axe Christmas orders: Food delivery fears as glitch hits three top supermarkets (Daily Mail)

Internet outage seen in North Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute (Reuters)

France Hit By Second Car Attack in 3 Days (Time Magazine)

VIDEO: Several dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash (BBC)

Redditch man woke from coma after car accident speaking fluent French (Daily Mail)

U.S. at U.N. calls North Korea 'living nightmare;' China overruled (Reuters)

Joy to the World! Space Station Crew Sends Christmas Cheer (NBC News)

10 years after tsunami, victims relatives learn bodies werent lost (CBS News)

Christmas in Medellin? City once plagued by drug violence now hosts spectacular light display (Fox News)

See Iconic Pictures of Joe Cocker Through The Years (Time Magazine)

White Dee rounds off successful year with extravagant Christmas shopping trip (Daily Mail)

20-year-old dies in three-car crash (BBC)

The volcano that BLUE up! Indonesian crater spews out molten sulphur that gives off an eerie glow at night (Daily Mail)

Aqeel Khan is jailed for six years (Daily Mail)

UN discusses N Korea human rights (BBC)

Snowden to spend cozy Christmas with friends lawyer (Russia Today)

Sanctions are US weapon against self-determined countries' (Russia Today)

Man drives van into crowd at Christmas market in Nantes, France (Daily Mail)

North Korean diplomat accuses West of turning 'blind eye' to US acts of torture and spying (Fox News)

Underwear thief in China caught after ceiling collapses under the weight of the lingerie (Daily Mail)

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony (Reuters)

Van ploughs into busy Christmas market as driver stabs himself nine times (Daily Star)

Meet the Man Who Spent $60,000 on Christmas (NBC News)

Eleven hurt as man drives van into Christmas market in Nantes (Independent)

Is the White House turning to China for help on cyberattacks? (CBS News)

Former Milwaukee officer not charged in fatal shooting of mentally ill man (CBS News)

Rise of internet porn could be to blame for lower marriage rates, study claims (Daily Mail)

Sony hack: Internet in North Korea is 'totally down' - but US makes no comment (Independent)

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain? (Daily Mail)

Shock as paedophile police sergeant is sent to jail for 14 and a half years (Daily Express)

Six people killed in bin lorry crash (BBC)

Supermarket website glitch causes MISERY for shoppers as Christmas lunch orders cancelled (Daily Star)

Man dies after he is hit by train (BBC)

Witness: Crash was intentional (CNN)

Nantes Christmas shoppers hurt as man drives van into crowd (Guardian)

'Offline': North Korea Suffers Widespread Internet Outage (NBC News)

Offline: North Korea Suffers Widespread Internet Outage (NBC News)

Leader of protests against Pakistani cleric fights on despite Taliban threat (Guardian)

World Briefing: Poland Suspends Inquiry Into a Former Vatican Envoy (New York Times - Paywall)

Why Saudi Arabia Decided Against Propping Up Oil Prices (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

China Opens Inquiry Into Top Aide to Former President Hu Jintao (New York Times - Paywall)

China indicts Jackie Chans son on drug charge (CBS News)

Sony Hack: Who says what? (CNN)

DIY Christmas cocktail recipes from the experts (Daily Mail)

Sheffield shooting may have been a 'targeted attack', police reveal (Daily Mail)

Marnie the lopsided Shih Tzu gets to work on her Christmas shopping list (Daily Mail)

Letter From Paris: Kebabs as a Political Statement in France (New York Times - Paywall)

'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash (BBC)

Taking American-style Chinese food to China (CBS News)

In quotes: Reaction to Glasgow bin lorry crash (BBC)

10 injured as man drives van into Christmas fair in Nantes, France (Russia Today)

Fries With That? Belgian PM Shrugs Off Food Attack (NBC News)

Police launch probe into how seal got lost in a field (Daily Star)

Child sex abuse police officer jailed (BBC)

North Korea cinema: Kidnapped stars and evil Americans (CBS News)

Oil for peace? China to send 700 peacekeepers to S. Sudan, signs energy deal (Russia Today)

'No Specific Credible Threat' of North Korea Attack: State (NBC News)

DJ known as MC Bluetooth found stabbed to death at his mother's home: Police investigating murder arrest teenager at Heathrow (Daily Mail)

North Korea feared to be behind ANOTHER hack after South Korea nuclear plant targeted (Daily Express)

Kelly Jo Hearsey loses five stone after feeling 'ashamed' of Christmas photos (Daily Mail)

X Factor star Ben Haenow wins battle for Christmas number one (Daily Express)

Italian neo-fascists arrested ahead of planned Christmas terror campaign (Russia Today)

Philly police chief: Calm the talk over NYPD killings (CBS News)

Italian police arrest 14 people alleged to be part of neo-fascist terrorist group (Guardian)

Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Has Stern Rebuke for Vatican Bureaucracy (New York Times - Paywall)

Rioting breaks out in Tunisia after anti-Islamist former minister is elected as president, four years after his party were overthrown during Arab Spring (Daily Mail)

Libya fighting spreads to third oil port, 11 killed in Benghazi (Reuters)

Police taser death: 'I heard lots of banging', says neighbour - video (Guardian)

Gov. Chris Christie wants fugitive police killer returned from Cuba (CBS News)

New York police shooting: Mayor Bill de Blasio rushes to repair rift after officers turn their backs on him (Independent)

New York police shooting: Mayor Bill de Blasio rushes to repair rift after officers turns their backs on him (Independent)

Obese man disabled,' victim of discrimination - UK High Court (Russia Today)

Dontre Hamilton shooting: officer Christopher Manney will not be charged over death of mentally ill black man (Independent)

CIA insider on U.S. response to Sony cyberattack: Financial sanctions will have most punch (CBS News)

Body found in missing party man hunt (BBC)

White House Weighs Options Against North Korea (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Air Nippon Airways sells off old Boeing 747 plane seats to aviation fans (Daily Mail)

Several Killed in Glasgow Truck Crash (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Christmas every day: Bonus bonanza for City bankers (Russia Today)

Snowden leaks let criminals off the hook GCHQ (Russia Today)

Nostalgic photos reveal 100 years of Christmas (Daily Mail)

Hope for Christmas - And the Years Ahead (Huffington Post)

White Milwaukee former cop won't be charged in death of mentally ill black man (Russia Today)

How the Murder of a Dedicated, Compassionate Police Constable Inches British Policing Toward the Abyss (Huffington Post)

Do you know a Seth Cohen? Tell him to prepare for a visit from New York-based Seth Cohen who has begun an ambitious project to meet everyone in the world with the same name (Daily Mail)

China charges Jackie Chan's son over drugs (ALJAZEERA)

'Tis the season! From KFC in Japan to Caganers in Catalonia how Christmas is celebrated around the world (Independent)

Christmas countdown (CNN)

China investigates ex-leader's aide (BBC)

North Korea threatens US over Sony (BBC)

As North Korea threatens, China says no proof ally behind cyberattack (Los Angeles Times)

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

Minister of darkness' berated as 500,000 UK streetlamps switched off (Russia Today)

Crooked traders face seven years behind bars if they are caught fiddling foreign exchange rates (Daily Mail)

Belarus closes currency exchanges to shield against crisis (Russia Today)

Despite sanctions, Russia's biggest oil company pays off $7bn debt (Russia Today)

South Korea Nuclear Plant Operator Hacked (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Drug addict parents of toddler who died from massive internal injuries are jailed for nine years each for causing youngster's death (Daily Mail)

Sony pledges to release The Interview six ways it could screen North Korea's least favourite film (Independent)

Three-year-old boy snatched by men who cut off his genitals with a razor for use in 'sorcery' in India (Daily Mail)

They take Christmas to a new level (CNN)

Several people killed as Glasgow garbage truck mounts pavement (Russia Today)

Cafe Edison serves last customers after 34 years on Broadway (Independent)

Tennessee man speeds down street with partner hanging onto hood of his Mercedes (Daily Mail)

Sony hires the woman who inspired Scandal to help improve their image (Independent)

Internet problems hit food shoppers (BBC)

Woman Killed While Protesting Chinese Copper Mine in Myanmar (New York Times - Paywall)

Why ICC prosecution won't help improve human rights in N. Korea (Russia Today)

North Korea threat: Worse is coming (CNN)

Man dies after being shot with taser by police (Daily Express)

How people around the world tuck into breakfast revealed (Daily Mail)

Pope Francis warns Vatican leaders against spiritual Alzheimer's' (Washington Post - Paywall)

S. Korea nuclear plant hack: 3 reactors demanded closed by Christmas (Russia Today)

11 Extraordinary London Christmas Photos Show Celebrations Then And Now (Huffington Post)

Gilded Age Greetings sells Christmas cards decorated with RUBIES (Daily Mail)

Kevlar & caution: US police on high alert following cop killings (Russia Today)

North Korea threatens attacks on US over Sony hacking (Channel4)

Great-grandfather killed by learner driver car wash worker who reversed into him as he was waiting for his vehicle to be cleaned (Daily Mail)

VIDEO: The history of Christmas crackers (BBC)

Police investigate 5 Westminster pedophile rings, survivors demand inquiry overhaul (Russia Today)

Skier captures point of view video as he somersaults off cliff edge in Endelberg, Switzerland (Daily Mail)

China property rules to aid graft purge (Financial Times - Paywall)

BBC World Service needs more funds to compete with RT - former chief (Russia Today)

China pledges to help Russia overcome economic hardships (Russia Today)

New hope for vaccine against human form of mad cow disease (Daily Mail)

Big cat trade from Burma to China up (BBC)

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

WorldViews: Remembering the tsunami disaster, 10 years later (Washington Post - Paywall)

Hackers threaten South Korea nuclear firm (Channel4)

N. Korea threatens US, demands apology for Obama's reckless rumors' of Sony hack (Russia Today)

Iraqi Kurds Advance Against Islamic State (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Run, Santa, Run Charity race raises funds for Christmas presents for ill children (VIDEO) (Russia Today)

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on (BBC)

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

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

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

Real Madrid Wins Club World Cup (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

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

Cyclist cheats death in China - video (Channel4)

Police arrest Cairns mother after multiple child murder (Channel4)

North Korea urges joint Sony hack inquiry (Channel4)

FBI place Sony hacking blame on North Korea (Channel4)

Eight children killed in Australia mass stabbing (Channel4)

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

China dictates when you can sing anthem (CNN)

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

World Health Organisation: Too big to ail (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The fight against Ebola: Exorcising the ghostly fever (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The fight against Ebola: Donating the cure (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The war against Islamic State: In the crosshairs (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Banyan: The world is Xi's oyster (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Seven years since the recession began: How America is faring (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Air strikes against IS: Phantoms in deconflict (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Colombia's war: Picking up where they left off (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)

Paydays and mortality: Cash to crash (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

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

Data and development: Off the map (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

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

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)