Images from around the world: 8 January
Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?
The price of unleaded petrol has fallen to its lowest level in five years, bringing cheer for motorists and businesses.
Armed police are called to the office of the Swansea MP Sian James in the city.
Winds gusting to up to 100mph and heavy rain are forecast for parts of Scotland from late Thursday night.
The Green Party is 'deeply disappointed' at its exclusion from the broadcasting regulator's proposed list of major parties.
UK interest rates have been kept on hold for another month by the Bank of England at a record low of 0.5%.
Nigeria's militant Islamists carry out a second attack on the key north-eastern town of Baga, with many bodies littering its streets, an official tells the BBC.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Former Cavern Club owner Ray McFall, who helped launch the careers of The Beatles, dies.
Thirteen police officers are being held in Mexico in connection with the kidnapping on 2 January of Veracruz journalist Moises Sanchez.
Members of a punk band find a $250,000 artwork hours after it was stolen from a New Orleans gallery.
Supermarket giant Tesco confirms the cancellation of plans to build eight new stores in Scotland.
Islamic State militants have attacked Iraqi security forces in the central city of Samarra, killing two people and injuring 28 others, officials say.
Oldham Athletic decide against signing convicted rapist Ched Evans following "threats to staff and their families".
With sportsmen three times more likely to gamble than the general population, why do so many risk so much on the 'betting buzz'?
Toronto FC's former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe is to train with his former club during the MLS close season.
Meryl Streep: Into the Woods is a 'troubling and weird' mixture of fairy tales, with a much darker plot than a typical Disney film
Trainline, the online rail booking system, is to float on the London Stock Market in a deal expected to value the business at about £500m.
Wales' four police forces have held a minute's silence in a show of support for those attacked in the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.