Former US President George Bush Sr is released from hospital in Texas more than a week after being admitted suffering from a shortness of breath.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says world record signing Gareth Bale will "never leave" the La Liga club.
Scotland's first same-sex weddings will take place in the early hours of Hogmanay after the new law on same-sex marriages came into effect.
Representative Michael Grimm has said he will resign from Congress effective next week, shortly after pleading guilty to a tax fraud charge.
A former son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president who became a critic is charged with murdering two people in his home country by Austrian prosecutors.
Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.
West Bromwich Albion describe reports linking striker Saido Berahino with a £23m move to Liverpool as "fabrication".
Haiti's President Michel Martelly reaches a deal with lawmakers to extend the mandate of legislators and avoid a political vacuum.
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, is to be treated with plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.
Caretaker boss Keith Millen urges Crystal Palace to appoint a manager quickly, with Newcastle's Alan Pardew the clear favourite.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested at a protest in Moscow. Steve Rosenberg describes the mood among his supporters.
Does Greek political turmoil mean instability for the eurozone again? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines what is at stake in Greece's early election.
Dr Martin Deahl, a consultant psychiatrist who travelled back from Sierra Leone with Ms Cafferkey, criticises the screening process at Heathrow.
A man is in a life-threatening condition after falling from a height from an escalator in a department store in south-west London.
Police release two men without charge after a woman's death in Ceredigion is ruled non-suspicious.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is defying house arrest to join a protest after his brother is jailed for three and a half years.
Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.
Sharanjit Leyl meets a woman who was due to fly on AirAsia QZ8051 but changed her booking, as she and her family watch the search for the missing aircraft.
What's in store for China in 2015? The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at the issues facing the country as well as its prospects for the new year.