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  • 28 December 2014

    Just over one week ago, US warplanes roared into action over Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to support Kurdish Peshmerga fighters as they struggled to fight their way into the area to liberate hundreds of Iraqis being held captive by the Islamic State (Isis).

  • 28 December 2014

    The trial of two Burmese migrant workers accused of killing two British tourists on a popular resort island in southern Thailand has begun in a case seen as a test of the country's justice system.

  • 28 December 2014

    Microsoft and Sony have been working to restore internet platforms for their Xbox and PlayStation games consoles.

  • 28 December 2014

    A leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who has a $3 million bounty on his head, has surrendered in Somalia.

  • 28 December 2014

    North Korea has called US President Barack Obama a "monkey" and blamed Washington for internet outages that it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.