Saturday, 27th December 2014

World News

Arizona police officer wounded in shooting (CBS News)

Cops: 1 patient killed another at NYC psych center (CBS News)

Police and volunteers continue search for boy missing in Murray river (Guardian)

North Korea calls Barack Obama a "MONKEY" before losing internet AGAIN (Daily Express)

WHAT a way to run a country! The day after Boxing Day and thousands head home. So what do rail chiefs do? Shut stations and trap passengers in misery (Daily Mail)

Retreating of the Queen's Guard: End of an era as palace sentries fall back in face of mounting fears of new 'lone wolf' terrorist attack (Daily Mail)

'My father was a hero': Heartbroken family of murdered NYPD officer arrive at his funeral as thousands of police officers line the streets of New York to pay their last respects (Daily Mail)

Second probe concludes pilot errors led to crash that killed Macedonian president in 2004 (Fox News)

VIDEO: N Korea blames Obama for net outage (BBC)

Pictured: The man who allegedly ruined Christmas for millions of children after bringing down Xbox Live and Playstation Network (Daily Mail)

Father and daughter die in tragic Boxing Day car crash (Daily Express)

'I volunteered for suicide attack so I could leave ISIS': Shocking moment disillusioned 14-year-old recruit has bomb vest removed after handing himself in to guards rather than blowing up Baghdad mosque (Daily Mail)

Kurdish clashes in south Turkey turn deadly (ALJAZEERA)

One of al-Shabaab's most-wanted leaders surrenders to Somali police (Guardian)

In Limbo, a City in China Faces Life After Graft (New York Times - Paywall)

26 years for Pakistan bomb hoax man (BBC)

Palestinians arrested after firebomb attack injures Israeli girl and father (Guardian)

Third priest is killed in southern Mexico (Daily Mail)

The Child Soldiers Who Escaped Islamic State (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Royal Mail and other delivery companies were approached before Christmas in a bid to rescue collapsed parcel firm City Link (Daily Mail)

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama 'monkey' (Reuters)

Brit recalls moment Boxing Day tsunami crashed through Sri Lankan guest house (Daily Mail)

North Korea calls Obama a 'monkey' as it blames US for internet shutdown (Guardian)

Schoolgirl and man from the same family killed in Croydon crash on Boxing Day (Daily Mail)

Putin's Way: Even Loyalty No Guarantee Against Putin (New York Times - Paywall)

Garda killer accused of wife attack (BBC)

WATCH: Parents overcome with joy as son reveals he paid off their mortgage for Christmas (Daily Express)

Bahrain police summon leader of main Shiite opposition group after rally (Fox News)

Pilot stuck at Manchester Airport because of snow delay calls POLICE (Daily Mail)

Malaysian PM plays golf with President Obama as flooding forces over 160k to flee homes (Daily Mail)

Record Boxing Day sales as bargain hunters 'blow £3BILLION' (Daily Mail)

Speeding fines triple in south Wales (BBC)

Calif. boy killed riding new Xmas scooter (CBS News)

New York police shooting: thousands turn out for funeral of Rafael Ramos (Independent)

US boy watches footage of Santa filmed in living room on Christmas Eve (Daily Mail)

Hundreds pay tribute to murdered police officer Rafael Ramos - video (Guardian)

Man from Ahmadi religious minority killed in Pakistan after Muslim leader calls them 'enemy' (Reuters)

Moscow State University to cryogenically freeze DNA of EVERY creature that has ever lived (Daily Mail)

Jayden Wilson five-year-old cancer sufferer died in his sleep on Christmas Eve (Daily Mail)

Factory bosses and fire chiefs in China jailed over blaze at slaughterhouse which killed 121 (Daily Mail)

Italian navy rescues migrants on Christmas Day - video (Guardian)

Vice President Biden, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Honor Life of Fallen Officer (Time Magazine)

North Korea slams U.S. over Internet shutdown, calls Obama a monkey' (Washington Post - Paywall)

A Former Ground Zero Goes to Court Against the World's Nuclear Arsenals (New York Times - Paywall)

EastEnders spoiler: Emma discovers who killed Lucy Beale in new trailer (Daily Express)

North Korea berates Obama over film (BBC)

Boxing Day tragedy: Car crash kills two (Daily Star)

PlayStation Network working again after days offline due to cyber attack (Independent)

U.S., allies conduct 12 air strikes against Islamic State - Task Force (Reuters)

US-led coalition carries out 12 air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria (Guardian)

4 Puppies Stolen on Christmas Day After Owners Have No Cash to Give Burglars (Time Magazine)

Uneasy Christmas for India's Christians (ALJAZEERA)

Boy dies on Boxing Day after being hit by car while playing with new scooter outside home (Independent)

Playstation Back Online After Christmas Hack (Time Magazine)

Two arrested over Christmas murder (BBC)

NSFW VIDEO: Irish mum thinks her 'f****** dog' has eaten the Christmas ham (Daily Star)

Pakistan angered at 'hellhole' depiction in 'Homeland' report (Russia Today)

When North met Santa: Kim Kardashian shares her daughter's first grotto photo (Daily Express)

Shot officer: U.S. police bid farewell (CNN)

N. Korea blames Obama for movie (CNN)

Three killed at South Korean nuclear reactor days after hackers target country's atomic agency (Independent)

Facebook apologizes for 'algorithmic cruelty' in its Year In Review (Russia Today)

Afghanistan against US plans to transfer military equipment to Ukraine - Kabul official (Russia Today)

How in 1914 a US Navy 'Santa Claus ship' sailed to England with Christmas presents (Daily Mail)

'EastEnders' Social Media Chat Dwarfs Every Other Christmas TV Programme This Christmas, Followed By 'Doctor Who' (Huffington Post)

After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer (Reuters)

South Africa: 1 man drowns, 40 injured, when large wave hits popular Durban beach (Fox News)

North Korea Blames U.S. for Web Outage (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Sports club gutted in 'arson' attack (BBC)

Life's a beach for George and Amal Clooney as they spend Christmas in Mexico (Daily Express)

N. Korea Lashes Out at U.S. Amid Hacking Row (Time Magazine)

North Korea Accuses U.S. of Shutting Down Its Internet (New York Times - Paywall)

Petra Nemcova in Thailand for anniversary of tsunami which claimed life of fiance Simon Atlee (Daily Mail)

Melbourne ISIS volunteer threatens Australian Federal Police (Daily Mail)

Since tsunami, life in Indonesia's Aceh province shaped by Islamic law (Los Angeles Times)

Boxing Day tragedy as two are killed in car smash (Daily Express)

Councils make £4m a day from parking (Daily Mail)

Sydney siege hostages may have been hit by police bullets (Daily Mail)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage named Briton of the Year after 'stellar' 2014 (Daily Express)

North Korea call Barack Obama a 'monkey' as hacking row grows (Daily Star)

King's Cross trains cancelled for day (BBC)

Three South Koreans dead after inhaling toxic gas constructing nuclear power plant (Daily Mail)

Mel B Silences Split Rumours After Spending Christmas With Husband, Stephen Belafonte (PIC) (Huffington Post)

It's time to test yourself on the best of Littlejohn's column from this year (Daily Mail)

Break-ups set to soar in New Year as money worries take their toll on couples (Daily Mail)

North Korea blames US for shutting internet and calls President Obama a MONKEY (Daily Mail)

Scot Young walked out of a mental hospital on the day he died (Daily Mail)

Boxing Day hunt riders get younger every year as sport attracts new generation of supporters (Daily Mail)

Syrian state media: Government 'ready to participate' in peace talks hosted by Moscow (Fox News)

2 killed in clashes between rival Kurdish groups in southeast Turkey (Fox News)

West Sussex couple die in 'suicide pact' hours after family Christmas dinner (Daily Mail)

Jeremy Clarkson supports Boxing Day hunt on his Oxfordshire farm (Daily Mail)

Palestinian in Father Christmas costume throws tear gas at Israeli security forces in Jerusalem (Daily Mail)

Sweden calls off planned snap elections (ALJAZEERA)

VIDEO: Now THAT'S a Xmas present Son pays off parents' mortgage reducing them to tears (Daily Star)

Nephew of couple killed in Glasgow bin lorry crash wishes driver 'speedy recovery' (Daily Mail)

Man and woman killed in Christmas morning crash in Leicestershire (Daily Mail)

App developer Joe Riquelme reveals to parents he paid off their mortgage (Daily Mail)

Indonesian police detain six on Islamic State suspicions (Reuters)

Red Mosque cleric defends Peshawar school attack comments following arrest warrant - video (Guardian)

North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' in latest attack as 'The Interview' row festers (Independent)

Swedish centre-left make deal with opposition, call off snap vote (Reuters)

Sweden PM says no early elections next year (Fox News)

Colorado husband, 18, and wife, 42, 'stole Christmas ornaments from neighbors to decorate their own yard' (Daily Mail)

N. Korea accuses US of shutting down its internet, blasts Obama (Russia Today)

Policeman killed in Cairo drive-by shooting (ALJAZEERA)

Police 'moonlighting' for extra cash (BBC)

2015: The year ahead in aviation (CNN)

Memorial services held to mark 10th anniversary of Boxing Day tsunami that killed 270,000 (Daily Mail)

Pakistan Says 39 Militants Killed (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Pair killed in Boxing Day car crash (BBC)

Swedish PM cancels planned early elections next year as budget deal reached with opposition (Fox News)

North Korea calls Barack Obama 'a monkey' over 'The Interview' and hacking allegations (Independent)

N. Korea denounces release (CNN)

Tony Blair leads tributes to tragic mother of twin boys, 5, who lost two-year battle with cancer minutes before they woke up on Christmas Day (Daily Mail)

Militant behind Pakistan school attack killed in hour-long gun battle (Daily Mail)

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet shutdown (CBS News)

VIDEO: Police deliver baby on subway train (BBC)

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for Red Mosque cleric (Guardian)

N. Korea blames US for internet shutdown, hurls racist comment toward Obama (Fox News)

China jails 2 poultry plant bosses, 2 fire chiefs for 2013 fire that killed 121 people (Fox News)

N Korea likens Obama to primate in Sony row (ALJAZEERA)

Drone strikes 'kill 7' in Pakistan (CNN)

Islamist gunmen attack African Union base in Somalia (Reuters)

Chinese parents face police harassment in agonizing, lonely search for missing children (Fox News)

Christmas baby born on Philadelphia subway train (CBS News)

Putin cancels New Year holiday for government workers (CBS News)

Security forces kill school massacre planner in Pakistan shootout (Fox News)

Hackers steal Christmas for Sony and Xbox users (CBS News)

Neil Degrasse Tyson sparks Internet fight with Christmas tweets (CBS News)

VIDEO: Day of prisoner swaps in Ukraine (BBC)

Ruling: Stop Irish mom's life support (CNN)

Iraq faces new crisis as winter descends on millions uprooted by Islamic State (Washington Post - Paywall)

Bodies of woman, 3 grandkids Identified after Christmas fire (CBS News)

Life support for pregnant Irish woman to end (ALJAZEERA)

In Once-Atheist Cuba, a Quiet Holy Day (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

How a North Korean cyber attack could cripple Britain: Jets falling from the sky. Drinking water poisoned. Nuclear reactors ablaze. With chilling realism, a war historian imagines what would happen (Daily Mail)

Slain police officer honoured in New York (ALJAZEERA)

South Korea: 3 Die at Nuclear Plant's Construction Site (New York Times - Paywall)

Russia refuses to have a gloomy New Year (BBC)

Quake hits off Panama's Pacific coast, no damage reported (Reuters)

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Kennedy Jr. will admit to an affair with socialite - but will say it only happened AFTER she filed for divorce, her lawyers state (Daily Mail)

German Gunmaker Looks to South African Exports (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Mourners gather to remember NYPD officer killed in ambush (CBS News)

Youngster joins Islamic State after failing to get into university (Daily Star)

Fans say tennis ace Andy Murray's Christmas jumper is smashing (Daily Express)

Deep chill heralds an icy start to New Year (Daily Express)

Union fury at City Link after 3,000 redundancies announced on Christmas Day (Daily Star)

World Briefing: South Korea, Japan and U.S. to Sign Intelligence Pact (New York Times - Paywall)

Queen's speech is surprise Christmas Day TV hit winning ratings war with 7.8million viewers (Daily Mail)

Colombia's FARC rebels free soldier captured during attack (Reuters)

Two arrested over burglary attack (BBC)

An Unserious Look at the Year Ahead (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

'I knew we would all die if I didn't let go': Mother recalls agonising decision to let go of five-year-old son's hand in order to save his brother as Boxing Day tsunami hit... and how her little boy survived (Daily Mail)

New York mourns police officer (BBC)

South Korea, U.S., Japan to Sign Intelligence Pact (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Bottled water sales soar as we ditch sugary fruit drinks: Health-conscious Brits push demand up by 11 per cent this year (Daily Mail)

For India's Most Famous Female Boxer, a Fight Against Prejudice (New York Times - Paywall)

Texas police kill man firing gun in parking lot (CBS News)

Sons Christmas gift leaves parents in tears (CBS News)

SUPERMAC'S YEAR OF LAUGHTER: Funnier and sharper than ever, 2014 through the eyes of the Mail's legendary cartoonist (Daily Mail)

Third priest slain in region of Mexico's Guerrero state dominated by drug cartels (Washington Post - Paywall)

Swedish marchers denounce Christmas Day arson attack on mosque (Guardian)

Pakistan orders arrest of cleric (BBC)

Pro-Kremlin activists use condoms to campaign against opposition (CBS News)

Thousands to Honor Slain New York Police Officer (Time Magazine)

Relative of couple killed in Glasgow bin lorry crash says tragedy was not driver's fault (Daily Star)

Islamic State targeted in 39 strikes by U.S., allies - Task Force (Reuters)

Christmas baby born on US train (BBC)

Court rules on life support for pregnant woman (CBS News)

Nephew of couple killed in Glasgow bin lorry crash says it was 'not driver's fault' (Daily Express)

Uganda says it will pull troops out of South Sudan only if Juba secured (Reuters)

VIDEO: McIlroy laughs off Sweet Caroline tune (BBC)

In South Africa, HIV-Positive Mothers Help Others Fight AIDS (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Pregnant Woman Taken Off Life Support in Ireland (Time Magazine)

The Interview earns $1million at the box office in just its first day of release (Daily Mail)

Meet the Young Survivors of the Peshawar School Attack (Time Magazine)

More Than 10 Million Try Amazon Prime for Christmas (Time Magazine)

Starstruck John Bercow interviews his 'hero' Roger Federer and reveals he has watched the 'extraordinary athlete' 65 times this year alone (Daily Mail)

Quotas cause ruck in South African rugby (Financial Times - Paywall)

7 arrested for threatening to kill police NYPD (Russia Today)

Irish Court Rules Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman May Be Taken Off Life Support (New York Times - Paywall)

Tango revolution sweeps Tbilisi off its feet (Guardian)

Hate crimes against transgenders on the rise in UK, police say (Russia Today)

Couple in 'financial trouble' found dead in Christmas Day 'suicide pact' (Daily Express)

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Hit Back Against a Foreign Intrusion: Christmas (New York Times - Paywall)

The Boxing Day tsunami 10 years on - video (Channel4)

Islam's Dysfunctional State: In Isis-controlled Syria and Iraq everyday life is falling apart (Independent)

Couple found dead in suspected Christmas Day 'suicide pact' (Daily Star)

Huntsmen parade through towns and villages for hundreds of traditional Boxing Day hunts (Daily Mail)

IRA veteran arrested over Christmas Eve stabbing of wife; suspect previously killed policeman (Fox News)

Trillion-dollar war in Afghanistan achieved its goal, says Barack Obama (Independent)

Xbox back but PlayStation still down after online attack by Lizard Squad (Independent)

Life support can be ended for clinically-dead pregnant woman - Irish court (Reuters)

Calls to marriage counsellors increase by 50 PER CENT after Christmas and New Year (Daily Mail)

Some 1,250 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over Christmas (Reuters)

Man dies after Boxing Day road crash (BBC)

Family of man killed by California cops claim racial profiling in shootings of 4 Latino men (Russia Today)

Pakistan suspects US drone strikes killed at least seven near militant hideout (Guardian)

US-led coalition launches 39 air strikes against Isis forces in Syria and Iraq (Guardian)

Irish court OKs lifting life support for pregnant brain-dead woman (Los Angeles Times)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky on life after prison and Russia after Putin (Guardian)

Police in Sweden probe double attacks on mosques, including suspected arson that injured 5 (Fox News)

Irish judge said pregnant woman's life support can be switched off (Daily Mail)

Al-Shabaab: AU attack was revenge (CNN)

Adrenalin junkie films group jump out of the plane upside down that shows off the curve of the earth (Daily Mail)

The Queen sets Twitter ablaze after making Game of Thrones reference in Christmas message (Daily Mail)

British husband ends up in hospital after Christmas Eve row with wife dubbed Nagsbo (Daily Mail)

The strangest Christmas traditions from around the world revealed (Daily Mail)

New York police shootings: seven arrested for making threats to kill officers (Independent)

The best ever Boxing Day breakfast? Christmas pudding and bacon! (Daily Mail)

VIDEO: Charity 'dippers' North Sea plunge (BBC)

Jailed former FC Barcelona president's Christmas release criticised (Guardian)

Christmas disaster: Snow globe causes FIRE in charity shop on Xmas morning (Daily Star)

Shoppers flock to Boxing Day sales (BBC)

Why South Korean filmmakers would never make movie like 'The Interview' (Los Angeles Times)

Ship ahoy! Zara Phillips is all smiles as she swaps Christmas with the royals at Sandringham for a yacht race in sunny Sydney (Daily Mail)

VIDEO: Boxer Khan's pledge to Pakistan school (BBC)

Peshawar school massacre: Key 'mastermind' behind Taliban attack 'killed in shoot-out' (Independent)

Peshawar school massacre: Key 'mastermind' behind Taliban attack killed in shoot-out' (Independent)

Dying man, 84, credits stray dog 'Mahjong' with curing him of cancer at Christmas (Daily Mail)

What's with North Korea's Internet? (CNN)

David Cameron's flagship school building plan 'is way off track' (Daily Mail)

Boxing Day tsunami: Photos of incredible transformation of worst hit areas, ten years on (Daily Star)

Life Support For Brain Dead Pregnant Woman May Be Switched Off (Huffington Post)

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews the Downton Abbey Christmas Special (Daily Mail)

Kosovo police arrest terrorism suspect - interior minister (Reuters)

80 per cent of gift givers say they will spend £20 extra next Christmas if they receive a note (Daily Mail)

How the Daily Mail reported wartime Christmas 75 years ago today (Daily Mail)

Key figure in Pakistan school attack killed: officials (CBS News)

BBC dominates Christmas Day TV viewing figures as 7.8m tune in to watch Queen's speech (Daily Express)

Ukraine peace talks in Belarus called off at the eleventh hour (Independent)

Now ex-IRA chief Martin McGuinness stars in the Queen's Christmas message (Daily Mail)

Lynda Bellingham's widower hangs OXO cubes from Christmas tree after flying to Dubai (Daily Mail)

ISIS leader in Iraq killed by airstrike (CNN)

Kim Dotcom manages to save Christmas for gamers' by bribing hackers (Russia Today)

2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan Are Said to Kill 9 Militant Suspects (New York Times - Paywall)

Pakistan kills school massacre 'facilitator' (ALJAZEERA)

Dapper Laughs is back: Comic behind controversial character originally killed him off but now releases video saying 'God orders his return to earth' (Daily Mail)

Christmas baby born on train (CNN)

Obama hopes for change in Cuban Florida (Financial Times - Paywall)

Queen tops Christmas Day ratings (BBC)

Hong Kong Money Grab As Van Spills £2.8m In Busy Street On Christmas Eve (Huffington Post)

North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack according to multiple security experts (Daily Mail)

Red-faced BBC staff caught on camera dancing round Christmas tree in the middle of newsroom (Daily Mail)

Briton shot dead in a church in Ethiopia on Christmas Eve (Daily Mail)

90% Chance Of Snow Between Boxing Day & New Year As Cold Snap Grips Britain (Huffington Post)

Palestinian Wounds 2 Israeli Police Officers in Jerusalem (New York Times - Paywall)

US drone strikes kill seven suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan (Independent)

State Duma chief suggests trying US for WWII nuke attacks (Russia Today)

Police scan social media for threats (CNN)

VIDEO: New heart teen home for Christmas (BBC)

BBC Claims Top Five Spots In Christmas Day TV Ratings - But The Queen Comes Out On Top (Huffington Post)

Boxing Day Train Shutdown Sees Labour Tory Fingerpointing (Huffington Post)

Suspected U.S. Drone Strikes Pakistan (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

'Doctor Who Christmas Special' Review: Story Sentimental, Festive, Creepy - And Jenna Coleman Is Staying (Huffington Post)

US, S Korea and Japan in intelligence pact (Financial Times - Paywall)

VIDEO: Boxing Day sales: 'Handbags at dawn' (BBC)

Father of Jordanian F-16 pilot captured by jihadists pleads with his 'Islamic State brothers' to release his son (Daily Mail)

Couple killed in hit and run outside Asda in Hulme, Manchester were parents of 15 children (Daily Mail)

Medvedev seeks civil servants' return to state corporation boards (Russia Today)

US, Japan and S.Korea to share intel on N. Korea (Russia Today)

A nation rebuilds a decade after deadly Boxing Day tsunami (Daily Express)

VIDEO: Third of Britons in Christmas debt (BBC)

Leaders deliver Christmas messages (CNN)

VIDEO: Marquez shows off his motorbikes (BBC)

Pakistan and Iran reach gas agreement (Financial Times - Paywall)

Ebola cancels Christmas in Sierra Leone (CBS News)

Predecessor killed this month (CNN)

Hong Kong Police Arrest 12 Protesters (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

No Christmas for Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone (CBS News)

Pope Francis delivers Christmas message for peace (CBS News)

Life choices 'behind many cancers' (BBC)

What the Pope wants for Christmas (CNN)

North Korea farce packs US theatres (Financial Times - Paywall)

No New Year holidays for Russian govt ministers Putin (Russia Today)

Boxing Day Family Puzzler 2014 (BBC)

SHOCK WEATHER WARNING: Boxing Day WEATHER BOMB to blanket UK in snow (Daily Express)

Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot (Los Angeles Times)

Images of life in Syrian refugee camp show devastating impact of the bloody wars (Daily Mail)

AU troops killed in al-Shabab attack (BBC)

President Barack Obama dons a TIARA in a photograph released to celebrate Christmas (Daily Mail)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's Christmas may not be so merry (Washington Post - Paywall)

Grandmother jailed over unpaid council tax is freed in time for Christmas after online appeal (Daily Mail)

The Islamic State is failing at being a state (Washington Post - Paywall)

Justice at risk as Pakistan rushes convicts to the gallows (BBC)

Queen's Christmas message will reveal she was stunned into silence at Tower of London poppy memorial (Daily Mail)

VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message (BBC)

Modern College of Northwest University in China bans students from celebrating Christmas (Daily Mail)

Life inside the densest place on earth (CNN)

Islamic State did not shoot down Jordanian plane, US says (Channel4)

Amir Khan honors Pakistan pledge (CNN)

This photo won best of the year (CNN)

When Christmas was banned (CNN)

Hoping to create a new society, the Islamic State recruits entire families (Washington Post - Paywall)

After school massacre, Pakistan moves to set up military courts for terrorism cases (Washington Post - Paywall)

Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State after warplane goes down in Syria (Washington Post - Paywall)

WorldViews: Pakistan announces a national plan to fight terrorism, says terrorists' days are numbered (Washington Post - Paywall)

WorldViews: 100 years ago, British and German soldiers celebrated the world's saddest Christmas (Washington Post - Paywall)

After plane crash, pressure grows for ground troops to be used against IS (Channel4)

Islamic State seizes pilot after coalition plane crashes (Channel4)

WorldViews: 10 foreign Christmas traditions that Americans might want to adopt (Washington Post - Paywall)

Police shoot black teenager near Ferguson (Channel4)

Scientists attack student exit plan (BBC)

Day in pictures: 23 December 2014 (BBC)

North Korea back online after internet blackout (Channel4)

Christmas countdown (CNN)

They take Christmas to a new level (CNN)

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

Day in pictures: 22 December 2014 (BBC)

Hackers threaten South Korea nuclear firm (Channel4)

Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 (BBC)

Nigerian politics: Church, state and mosque (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

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

The state and Islam: Converting the preachers (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)

Thai politics: Delaying the day of reckoning (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Rural development in South Korea: Pastures new (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 Asia's hydro-politics: Water in them hills (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

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

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

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)