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  • 28 December 2014

    Search and rescue crews looking for passengers - including a Briton - on board missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have suspended air operations due to poor weather.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 28 December 2014

    Sweden's mainstream parties have reached a deal that will allow the minority centre-left government to remain in office and sideline the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, who hold the balance of power in parliament.