Pair freed without charge in London airport drones probe
"Both people have fully co-operated with our enquiries and I am satisfied that they are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick," Sussex Police detective chief superintendent Jason Tingley said in a statement.
UN hopes Congolese can ‘freely’ vote after delay
Presidential, legislative and provincial elections had been scheduled for 30 December in the vast, volatile African country.
Ashwin doubt as India coach demands openers step up
Indian coach Ravi Shastri revealed Ashwin is racing the clock to be ready for the crunch Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, where the stakes are high in the four-Test series.
Protesters block women going to flashpoint India temple
Women activists have been trying to enter the Sabarimala temple complex since a September court ruling overturned a longstanding ban on women of childbearing age.
Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn detention extended
The court’s decision is the latest twist in a rollercoaster saga that has gripped Japan and the business world since the auto sector titan was arrested.
Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers
The grisly killings have shaken Morocco, where tourism is a cornerstone of the economy.
CT City respond to ‘rubbish’ jibe with comeback win
The victory lifted Cape Town to eighth, one point and one place behind Celtic, who were suffering a fourth consecutive league loss.
[UPDATE] Death toll hits 168 after Indonesia tsunami - officials
Search and rescue teams were scouring rubble for survivors, with at least 584 people injured and twenty reported missing across three regions.
DRC boy who travelled to LA to remove face tumour dies
Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo and his foundation helped bring Matadi Sela Petit and his father to the US earlier in December so that doctors could remove a tumour.
Partial US government shutdown set to last through Christmas
President Donald Trump has dug in on his demand for $5 billion for construction of the wall on the US border with Mexico.
43 killed, nearly 600 injured in Indonesia tsunami - officials
Authorities say the tsunami may have been triggered by an abnormal tidal surge due to a new moon and an underwater landslide following the eruption of Anak Krakatoa.
Zimbabwe’s economic crisis wipes out Christmas cheer
Even in the country’s toughest times, sales rocketed in the days before Christmas, but this year few people are able to buy anything.
Top US envoy in fight against IS group resigns, says official
Brett McGurk's resignation, effective December 31, comes just after Donald Trump abruptly ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Syria as well as the announcement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was quitting, citing key disagreements with the US president.
LeBron James slams NFL owners' 'slave mentality'
The NFL hasn't been able to shake the controversy that erupted after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the pre-game national anthem to protest social and racial injustice.
Manchester City suffer shock 3-2 Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace
Pep Guardiola's team opened the scoring in the first half through Ilkay Gundogan but Roy Hodgson's men hit back through Jeffrey Schlupp, an Andros Townsend stunner and a Luka Milivojevic penalty.
World's 25 busiest airports by number of international passengers
An infographic of the 25 busiest airports in the world by number of international passengers.
'Yellow vest' protest numbers fall in run-up to Christmas
In Paris, the scene of violent clashes in previous demonstrations, traffic was normal in the morning and most shops, except for some luxury boutiques, were open for business on the busy weekend before Christmas.
Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests
A government decision to raise the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six US cents) sparked demonstrations across the country on Wednesday.