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  • 29 December 2014

    Russia's currency has extended its losses, declining by 7 per cent as the economy shows the first signs of recession.

  • 29 December 2014

    A man in his 50s surfing off the California coast has survived an attack by a juvenile great white shark.

  • 28 December 2014

    Tens of thousands of police and other mourners filled a New York City church and nearby streets for the funeral of one of two police officers shot dead by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police.

  • 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.