Sunday, 28th December 2014

World News

AirAsia Indonesia flight to Singapore goes missing with 162 on board (Washington Post - Paywall)

Ferguson police spokesman suspended after memorial comment (CBS News)

Search for missing AirAsia Flight 8501 suspended (CBS News)

Will It Be Easier To Find Missing AirAsia Flight 8501? (CBS News)

AirAsia boss admits the airline has 'no idea' how flight carrying 162 people disappeared as it emerges pilot wanted to climb higher to avoid storm before losing contact (Daily Mail)

Fox News host denounced for speculating that AsiaAir flight is missing because foreign pilots use the metric system (Daily Mail)

At least five killed in blaze at senior apartments (CBS News)

Thrown in the cells for beeping at a police car! Driver handcuffed and DNA-tested... then faces six-month legal ordeal (Daily Mail)

Missing AirAsia flight is the latest flaw in Indonesia's troubled airline history which has recorded the deaths of almost 650 people in two decades (Daily Mail)

Kate Garraway demonstrates how to sparkle at that New Year Party Sequins are the order of the day for this years festive outfits (Daily Mail)

AirAsia QZ8501: search for missing flight resumes at first light rolling report (Guardian)

Little girl asks for 'Frozen' doll for Christmas and her dad responds literally by getting her a doll encased in ice (Daily Mail)

AirAsia Flight 8501: Search to resume for plane that carried 162 people (Los Angeles Times)

Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Called Off Until Monday (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

NYC Police Chief Says Less Rhetoric, More Dialogue Will Defuse Tension (Time Magazine)

Indonesia set to resume search for missing AirAsia plane, relatives wait (Reuters)

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

Obama heralds formal end of war in Afghanistan after 13 years (Guardian)

Road toll: nine people killed in vehicle accidents over holiday break (Guardian)

Citing storms, AirAsia pilot asked to change altitude just before plane disappeared (Washington Post - Paywall)

Zambian man jailed for two years for torching buildings during the London riots can't be kicked out of Britain because he 'would not be welcomed' in homeland (Daily Mail)

Senior Iranian general killed in Iraq during ISIS fight (CBS News)

AirAsia Flight 8501: Whats next in search? (CBS News)

Heartbroken dog sits at gate for SEVEN MONTHS hoping for missing brother's return (Daily Star)

Dog heartbroken by brother's disappearance waits at gate every day for SEVEN MONTHS (Daily Express)

2014's Word of the Year is overshare ? (CBS News)

AirAsia 'devastated' by missing jet (BBC)

Michael Schumacher still facing a 'hard fight' one year on (Daily Star)

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: Fears for 162 people on board as jet disappears from radar (Independent)

AirAsia Flight 8501 search suspended in Indonesia (CBS News)

Coldest night of year so far as temperatures plunge to -10C (Daily Express)

The Facts on AirAsia Flight 8501 (New York Times - Paywall)

Search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 halted as darkness falls (Guardian)

Woman arrested for smearing bacon on police station (CBS News)

AirAsia plane missing en route to Singapore (CBS News)

Tony Fernandes: The Man Who Built AirAsia (Time Magazine)

AirAsia jetliner goes missing off Indonesia (CBS News)

BBC investigation into complaints finds that viewers think the broadcaster is biased against tall women... and that Doctor Who has a 'gay agenda' (Daily Mail)

Fears grow for missing AirAsia flight carrying 162 people (Daily Mail)

Briton on missing AirAsia flight named (BBC)

Search for AirAsia Flight Is Suspended After Nightfall (New York Times - Paywall)

AirAsia plane disappearance: storm clouds may be key clue (Guardian)

Agony for relatives of 162 passengers, including Brit, as missing jet search suspended (Daily Express)

Boxing Day sales slump as a million shoppers stay away after more than a month of promotions (Daily Mail)

King's Cross station reopens after day of travel chaos (Daily Mail)

The war in Afghanistan is over, but the battle against the Taliban - and their IEDs - goes on (Independent)

EPL: Man City miss chance (CNN)

Diary of British Ebola doctor Nathalie MacDemott who went back to Liberia for Christmas (Daily Mail)

British air travellers hit by flight delays but are not claiming compensation (Daily Mail)

British passenger on missing AirAsia flight was 'travelling with his two-year-old daughter' (Daily Mail)

Man who was supposed to travel on missing AirAsia flight cancelled his tickets YESTERDAY (Daily Mail)

North Korea's internet and mobile networks paralysed after Pyongyang called Barack Obama a 'monkey' (Daily Mail)

Flight attendant on missing AirAsia plane sent messages of support to families of staff on flight MH17 (Daily Mail)

Biggest freeze yet is coming Britain to see the coldest night of the year (Daily Star)

Christmas Day charity shop fire was started by snow globe beaming burning shard of sunlight (Daily Mail)

Campaign against Chelsea - Mourinho (BBC)

Man and woman found dead at house (BBC)

NIGHTMARE: AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes speaks out about his fears for the missing jet (Daily Star)

AirAsia flight QZ8501: no distress call, no red flags and no sign of wreckage (Guardian)

AirAsia flight loses contact with air traffic control between Indonesia and Singapore as it happened (Guardian)

Missing AirAsia plane (CNN)

What happened to missing AirAsia flight QZ8501? (Channel4)

Police officer shot dead by domestic violence suspect in Arizona (Independent)

AirAsia chief executive refuses to speculate about flight QZ8501 disappearance - video (Guardian)

Britain braces itself for the coldest night of the year with temperatures of -10C (Daily Mail)

Josie Cunningham told the WRONG man he was the father of her baby daughter (Daily Mail)

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: What do we know about the search operation and what could have happened to the missing plane? (Independent)

Search for AirAsia plane set to resume (Financial Times - Paywall)

Khloe Kardashian reveals she wants companionship from a man (Daily Mail)

MISSING: Briton national aboard the vanished AirAsia flight has been named (Daily Star)

David Ryall Dead: 'Harry Potter' Actor Dies On Christmas Day (Huffington Post)

Man arrested over Blantyre death (BBC)

Spider-Man surprise boy dies in his sleep on Christmas Eve (Daily Star)

Labour claims police cuts are to blame for rape arrests falling by 8% (Daily Mail)

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: Aviation expert claims there is little chance of finding survivors from missing plane (Independent)

Festive drink drive campaign by police force branded 'over-zealous' (Daily Mail)

BREAKING NEWS: Briton and daughter on missing QZ8501 after family caught earlier flight (Daily Express)

Wife-beater Charles Forster cheated jail by apologising... then killed her a month later (Daily Mail)

Anxious Families Await Word on AirAsia Plane's Fate (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Fears grow for missing AirAsia flight carrying 162 people after it 'crashes off coast of Indonesia'... as desperate search and rescue mission is suspended due to bad weather and fading light (Daily Mail)

AirAsia flight to Singapore missing (BBC)

Air search for missing AirAsia jet suspended (Washington Post - Paywall)

Christmas Day Brighton murder charge after man, 24, died from being knifed in the heart (Daily Mail)

Islamic State executed nearly 2,000 people in six months - monitor (Reuters)

The man behind AirAsia: Flamboyant chief executive Tony Fernandes (Washington Post - Paywall)

Man held after assaulted woman dies (BBC)

Everything You Should Know About AirAsia (Time Magazine)

The REAL reason your New Year diets fail (Daily Mail)

Last British inmate at Guantanamo Shaker Aamer set to be freed in the new year (Daily Mail)

2014 is set to be the warmest year EVER ... and it's even changing the taste of our wine (Daily Mail)

Search for missing AirAsia jet suspended (ALJAZEERA)

'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)

Man who shot Pope John Paul II returns to the Vatican to lay flowers (Independent)

Search for missing AirAsia flight halted till morning as relatives gather at airport (VIDEO) (Russia Today)

Pair held over Christmas Eve murder (BBC)

'My worse nightmare': AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks out about missing plane (Daily Express)

The Queen prays for passengers of the missing AirAsia plane as the royals attend church (Daily Express)

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: Business mogul and QPR chairman Tony Fernandes who transformed AirAsia (Independent)

US man indicted in plot to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem (Guardian)

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says senior commander killed in battle against IS in Iraq (Fox News)

AirAsia statement (CNN)

Grandmother and three grandchildren who wanted to keep her company over Christmas die in house fire (Independent)

Grandmother and the three grandchildren who wanted to keep her company die in Christmas house fire (Independent)

Man charged over 'brutal' burglary (BBC)

AirAsia flight QZ8501: relatives wait anxiously for news of missing plane (Guardian)

DISASTER: Asia has been struck by THREE plane tragedies in a year (Daily Star)

Is it the day of the soft robot? (CNN)

AirAsia flight still missing, say Indonesian officials - video (Guardian)

Search For Missing Plane AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Suspended (Huffington Post)

Rail delays after day of disruption (BBC)

When we reported this ex-air hostess's battle against animal cruelty in Israel, Mail on Sunday readers donated £100,000. Now, 14 years later, she's been dubbed...The donkey diplomat of Bethlehem (Daily Mail)

Missing AirAsia jet is Indonesia's latest air woe (Fox News)

Police should target drunks - A&E boss (BBC)

One dead, two missing after merchant ships collide off Italy (Reuters)

Egypt court reduces sentences against secular protesters to 2 years from 3 (Fox News)

Missing Plane AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Prognosis 'Not Good' Claims Aviation Expert (Huffington Post)

Man charged over serious sex assault (BBC)

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

Indonesia's authorities detail search operation for missing AirAsia flight - video (Guardian)

Search under way for missing AirAsia plane (ALJAZEERA)

AirAsia Indonesia-to-Singapore Flight Loses Contact (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: Airline greys out logos across Twitter and Facebook as social media respond to disappearance of plane (Independent)

Number of NHS managers being paid more than £300,000 a year doubles in just 12 months (Daily Mail)

AirAsia flight QZ8501 MISSING with 162 people on board (Daily Star)

Egyptian policeman killed in drive-by attack (ALJAZEERA)

Turkish cargo ship founders after collision near Italian port; 3 crew missing in Adriatic sea (Fox News)

Massive search and rescue operation underway after AirAsia flight carrying 162 people disappears in storm off the coast of Indonesia where 'wreckage has been spotted' (Daily Mail)

A year of plane tragedies: MH370, MH17 and now QZ8501 all affecting Asia (Daily Express)

Former Strictly dancer James Jordan rushed to hospital on Christmas Day after collapsing (Daily Express)

N. Korea blames Obama for movie (CNN)

James Jordan Rushed To Hospital' Following Christmas Day Collapse, Weeks After Wife Ola Jordan's Career-Changing' The Jump' Injury (Huffington Post)

Charlie Brown turns 50! As the anniversary of the 1965 Christmas cartoon special approaches, artists imagine how Snoopy and the gang would look after five decades (Daily Mail)

Rookie U.S. police officer killed (CNN)

AirAsia flight loses contact with air traffic control - video (Guardian)

CHILLING: Crew on missing AirAsia plane tweeted eerie message to victims of flight MH17 (Daily Star)

Harry Potter actor David Ryall dies on Christmas Day aged 79 (Daily Express)

AirAsia worker sends haunting tweet about MH17 air disaster before his plane goes missing (Daily Express)

Israeli court orders Illinois man charged with anti-Muslim plot held until end of trial (Fox News)

Wake Up' 1000s take to streets across US protesting police brutality (Russia Today)

New Diana play based on real interviews features James Hewitt saying: 'We started our relationship more than a year before Harry was born. That doesn't prove I'm his father. It's just the inconvenient truth' (Daily Mail)

Showbiz Review Of The Year 2014: From Solange Knowles And Jennifer Lawrence To Kelly Brook And Conchita Wurst (PICS) (Huffington Post)

The sinister secrets of your child's x-rated xmas: Graphic violence. Women abused. Crime glorified. The sickening truth about the games tens of thousands of children unwrapped this year (Daily Mail)

Two still held over Christmas murder (BBC)

Missing AirAsia flight: Briton on board plane when it disappeared, Foreign Office confirms (Independent)

AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Briton on board plane and next of kin informed, says Foreign Office (Independent)

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501: Briton on board plane when it disappeared, Foreign Office confirms (Independent)

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Briton on board missing plane named in reports as businessman Chi Man Choi (Independent)

A distinguished commentator's brilliant analysis of what the New Year has in store: Our longest serving monarch? Meltdown for the ruling class? Historian and author SIR ROY STRONG says: Roll on, 2015! (Daily Mail)

Missing AirAsia flight is third airplane incident with ties to Malaysia (Fox News)

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

AirAsia Flight Said to Be Lost in Indonesia (New York Times - Paywall)

AirAsia Flight Carrying 162 People Vanishes Flying From Indonesia To Singapore (Huffington Post)

VIDEO: Christmas trees used as flood defence (BBC)

VIDEO: British tourism set for record year (BBC)

Air traffic controllers lose contact with AirAsia plane (CBS News)

AirAsia jet missing on flight from Indonesia to Singapore; 162 aboard (Los Angeles Times)

Missing AirAsia flight in 3rd Malaysia-linked air incident this year (Fox News)

Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 161 on board missing (Fox News)

Plane was on common route (CNN)

Norman Atlantic ferry fire: One killed and hundreds still trapped as passengers are airlifted from burning Greece-Italy boat (Independent)

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

AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Plane carrying 162 disappears over Java sea (Independent)

AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Plane carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore disappears over Java Sea (Independent)

VIDEO: Authorities 'racing against the clock' (BBC)

AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Q&A - what's the background of AirAsia? (Independent)

AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Q&A - what is known about the flight and what possible causes will be investigated? (Independent)

Gunmen kill member of Ahmedi minority sect in eastern Pakistan, 11th Ahmedi killed this year (Fox News)

AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Plane carrying 162 missing over Java sea (Independent)

Pilot asked to deviate from flight plan (CNN)

Indonesia to Singapore AirAsia flight missing (Guardian)

Head of Afghan police training says high casualties are deadly cost of doing the army's job (Fox News)

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

AirAsia plane with 162 aboard missing after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore (Fox News)

AirAsia Plane Missing With 162 Aboard (Time Magazine)

AirAsia Plane Missing With 161 Aboard (Time Magazine)

AirAsia Plane Missing with 162 Aboard (Time Magazine)

Arizona police officer wounded in shooting (CBS News)

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing (Russia Today)

The U.S. and Iran are aligned in Iraq against the Islamic State for now (Washington Post - Paywall)

Only in Russia: Divers drink champagne, dance around New Year tree underwater (Russia Today)

New York police shun mayor at funeral (ALJAZEERA)

Third priest killed this year in Mexico's Guerrero state (Los Angeles Times)

Watch out, Edinburgh. City of James Joyce aims for new year festival A-list (Guardian)

Your year in pictures (BBC)

The story of the Queen's Christmas speech (BBC)

Is this the man who ruined Christmas? 'Hacker' appears on TV and claims his group is responsible for upsetting millions of kids by bringing down Xbox Live and Playstation networks (Daily Mail)

Six hoax 999 calls a day put lives in danger (Daily Express)

Man charged over car shooting murder (BBC)

Police snub New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio at funeral for murdered officer (Daily Express)

Malaysia floods: PM flies back from holiday to visit flood-hit state (Independent)

Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban (Independent)

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)

Moob over daaaarling! With typical waspish wit ('I used to be a C-cup, now I'm an A') Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood tells how he finally got his lifelong man boob problem off his chest (Daily Mail)

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

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

Man who shot Pope John Paul II visits his tomb (CBS News)

Murder most panto: In part two of our Christmas short story, armed with a charred photo of the victim, Rebus gets his man (Daily Mail)

Down our way, it's Christmas every day! Snow Falls to Nut Crackers... our atlas of Britain's festive place names (Daily Mail)

De Blasio and police at odds as thousands mourn NYPD officer Ramos (Guardian)

Man Who Shot John Paul II Visits the Late Pope's Tomb (Time Magazine)

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)

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

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

Pakistan bomb hoax man gets 26 years (BBC)

Third priest is killed in southern Mexico (Daily Mail)

Meet the Islamic State teen who refused to detonate device (Channel4)

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

'Screech' from Saved By The Bell arrested for stabbing a man at a bar (Independent)

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

Mourinho - top at Christmas & in May (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)

New hybrid plane with electric motor is successfully tested (Daily Mail)

Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb (Reuters)

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

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

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

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)

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

Gamers get back online after Christmas Day outages (Channel4)

North Korea berates Obama over film (BBC)

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

A footballer's Christmas revealed (BBC)

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)

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)

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

Missing Mexico priest found dead (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 gear to Ukraine - Kabul official (Russia Today)

'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 Accuses U.S. of Staging Internet Failure (New York Times - Paywall)

Melbourne ISIS volunteer threatens Australian Federal Police (Daily Mail)

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

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

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)

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

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)

Indonesian police detain six on Islamic State suspicions (Reuters)

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

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

2015: The year ahead in aviation (CNN)

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

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

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)

When will man become machine? (BBC)

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

Russia refuses to have a gloomy New Year (BBC)

'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)

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)

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

Christmas baby born on US train (BBC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas baby born on train (CNN)

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

Queen tops Christmas Day ratings (BBC)

VIDEO: New heart teen home for Christmas (BBC)

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

Leaders deliver Christmas messages (CNN)

Predecessor killed this month (CNN)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State after warplane goes down in Syria (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)

Police shoot black teenager near Ferguson (Channel4)

Day in pictures: 23 December 2014 (BBC)

Picture power: The masked man (BBC)

Christmas countdown (CNN)

They take Christmas to a new level (CNN)

Day in pictures: 22 December 2014 (BBC)

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)

Air strikes against IS: Phantoms in deconflict (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)

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)