Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki tells the BBC his country is doing "quite well" despite protests at a lack of progress since the Arab Spring.
India's upper house passes a new anti-corruption bill to allow an independent ombudsman to prosecute politicians and civil servants.
A diplodocus skeleton that was sold at auction to an unnamed buyer was bought for the Natural History Museum of Denmark, it emerges.
A former UBS trader pleads not guilty to charges related to the rigging of a key international interest rate.
Turkish police arrest the sons of three cabinet ministers as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to public tenders.
An American businessman detained in Bolivia without charge for more than two years has escaped back to the US, officials in both countries say.
Researchers say that diamonds could exist in the one place on Earth where they haven't previously been found.
The Gulf state of Qatar creates a flag the size of 14 football pitches, breaking the world record, as part of festivities to mark its national day.
Six American soldiers are killed in a crash involving an aircraft in southern Afghanistan, says the Nato-led Isaf coalition.
Mexican authorities say an explosion and fire at a gas pipeline in the town of Acolman, in northern Mexico, was a result of action by thieves.
British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan imprisoned in Syria for over a year, has died in detention, his family tells the BBC.
Three years since the first protests of the Arab uprising, Tunisians are still protesting about slow political progress, the continued hardship and a lack of jobs.
Fifty-nine unreleased outtakes, demos and BBC sessions by The Beatles from 1963 are released for download.
The men accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby set out to cause "carnage", a jury hears, committing a crime "indefensible in the law of this country".
A five-month strike by lecturers which has closed all public universities in Nigeria is called off after the government pays for refurbishments.
A US judge rules the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data may be unconstitutional and an "Orwellian" invasion of privacy.
A former PA of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson claims she saw rolled-up banknotes covered in white powder in the TV chef's handbag.
Geoffrey Boycott calls on England team director Andy Flower to decide on his future after the Ashes defeat in Australia.
Manager Malky Mackay says he will not resign from Cardiff City despite owner Vincent Tan criticising him in public.
The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to a four-year low of 2.1% in November, down from 2.2% the month before.