US to probe Milwaukee police killing

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee is to be reviewed after a prosecutor decides not to press charges.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 10:21 pm

Record anti-Islam rally in Dresden

A record 17,500 people turn out for the latest "anti-Islamisation" rally in the German city of Dresden, according to police estimates.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 10:13 pm

North Korea partially back online

Some internet services have been restored in North Korea after a severe outage, amid a cyber security row with the US.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 10:10 pm

Counting begins in Kashmir elections

Counting of votes begins in Indian-administered Kashmir, where PM Narendra Modi's BJP party is trying to win power for the first time.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 10:02 pm

Sydney bids farewell to siege dead

Sydney remembers the victims of the Lindt cafe siege, with the funeral of manager Tori Johnson and a memorial service for barrister Katrina Dawson.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 8:55 pm

VIDEO: Belgian PM in mayonnaise attack

Belgian PM Charles Michel is attacked with mayonnaise and french-fries by female austerity protestors from a group calling itself Liliths.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 8:46 pm

Blazers flecked with blood

Is change coming to Pakistan after the school massacre?

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 8:28 pm

The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world

The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 7:27 pm

Picture power: The masked man

Photographer Marko Djurica on the story behind his picture from Donetsk.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 7:10 pm

VIDEO: Meeting a wild wolf pack

Forming bonds with one of our most feared predators

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 7:03 pm

Quiz of the year pt 3: 2014's biggest 'fails'

What were the biggest 'fails' of 2014?

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 7:01 pm

The people who choose to be alone at Christmas

The people who prefer to be alone on 25 Dec

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 7:00 pm

Never a Dahl moment: Esio Trot on TV

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench on age, romance and tortoises

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:53 pm

The agents fighting online jihadists

The agents fighting online jihadists

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:50 pm

Ebola vaccine 'promising in Africa'

Early trials in Uganda reveal an experimental Ebola vaccine is as safe in African populations as it is in American populations.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:47 pm

Tackle loneliness to 'shield' A&E

NHS leaders warn loneliness could cause a major spike in emergency admissions

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:46 pm

E-readers 'damage sleep and health'

If you curl up under the duvet with an ebook for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:45 pm

'My daughter never gets full'

Meal planning for a daughter who never feels full

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:44 pm

2014 was the year of self-doubt

The year 2014 will go down as one of unprecedented events that challenged the established view of the world

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:44 pm

Airport set for passenger milestone

Edinburgh Airport says it expects to welcome its 10 millionth passenger of the year on Tuesday.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:23 pm

The world economy in 2014

Not a disaster - but 2014 wasn't a great year for the global economy, says Andrew Walker.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:12 pm

VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war

The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:12 pm

Council pothole repair cash listed

The money allocated to local authorities in England to tackle potholes and improve local roads is announced by the Department for Transport.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:10 pm

Carlisle in hospital after accident

Clarke Carlisle, the ex-Professional Footballers' Association chairman, is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:05 pm

Fatal bin lorry crash investigated

Detailed investigations at the scene of a fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow are due to resume at first light, police say.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 6:03 pm