The ordinary Russians who have gone on crusade in Ukraine
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?
The buildings that would once have been impossible
The 46 children who made it to an unlikely nativity
EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit.
Seven more marathon penalty shootouts
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Cuba's relationship with the US in 16 images
The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.
The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
Making a Christmas special 'special'
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil has been meeting some of the families in Peshawar who are in grief following an attack by the Taliban on a school, killing 141 people, mostly children.
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.
Anthony Crolla's trainer Joe Gallagher says it "remains to be seen" if he will fight again after being injured in an attack.
The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool and Tottenham will meet Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals.
After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?