New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.
President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.
An inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a school minibus is set to be opened on Thursday.
Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.
A New Zealander and two Burmese men go on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event.
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.
Borders councillors are to decide whether to go ahead with building a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland, at Tweedbank.
The range and quality of research at Scotland's universities is praised in a new UK-wide survey.
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
Irish health authorities are reportedly seeking legal advice on whether they can switch off the life-support machine of a pregnant woman who is brain dead.
Cross-party talks are due to resume at Stormont on Thursday, with few signs of the parties resolving their differences over budget and welfare reform.
India successfully launches its largest rocket yet and an unmanned capsule capable of sending astronauts into space.
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says new report.
A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.
An Australian professor and government education advisor, Barry Spurr, resigns from the University of Sydney for sending racist emails.
An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps has swept through teams in the US National Hockey League, with at least five affected.
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.