A judge in Pakistan issues an arrest warrant for an imam at the Red Mosque in Islamabad, radical cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz.
Former Belgian Prime Minister Leo Tindemans, whose record support at the first European elections earned him the nickname "Mr Europe", dies aged 92.
The Ukrainian government swaps scores of prisoners with rebels in the east, while freezing vital bus and rail links with Russian-held Crimea.
A judge in Pakistan issues an arrest warrant for a radical imam who refused to condemn the Peshawar school massacre.
A baby has been born on a Philadelphia subway train after his mother suddenly went into labour on Christmas Day.
Jose Mourinho says John Terry is the same player who led Chelsea to the title a decade ago after their Boxing Day win over West Ham.
A US city government is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scandal.
Munster produced a hugely committed display to move top of the Pro12 table as they dominate Leinster at Thomond Park.
Prosecutors in Azerbaijan raid the offices of a radio station in the capital, Baku, which is funded by the US government.
A judge in Dublin's High Court rules that a life-support machine may be switched off in the case of a brain-dead woman who is 18 weeks pregnant.
Manchester City score three first-half goals and survive a snowstorm as they beat West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing from Islamic State bemoan the lack help from the international community.
The boxer Amir Khan has arrived in Pakistan to lend his support to the victims of the Peshawar school shooting massacre, in which 152 people, including many children, were killed.
The Russian military promotes the use of conventional, non-nuclear forces as a deterrent in its new doctrine, in response to the conflict in Ukraine.
Syrian aircraft drop barrel bombs on Islamic State-held areas in the north-east, killing some 40 people, activists say.
Egypt bans a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus, citing what it calls "historical inaccuracies".
Leaders Chelsea tighten their grip on the Premier League's top spot with a commanding victory over West Ham.
The trial of two men accused of murdering two British holidaymakers on the Thai island of Koh Tao has got under way, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports.
Ivory Coast's ex-first lady, Simone Gbagbo, goes on trial for her alleged role in post-election violence which killed thousands five years ago.
Former Lancashire and Gloucestershire batsman Geoff Pullar, who played 28 Tests for England, dies aged 79.