The falling price of oil helped to narrow the UK's trade gap with the rest of the world in November to its lowest since June 2013, figures show.
Koalas caught up in wildfires currently burning across southern Australia are being given special mittens while they are treated for burns in a wildlife hospital in Adelaide.
As the hunt for the suspects linked to the Charlie Hebdo massacre focuses on Dammartin-en-Goele, local resident Miriam Jeunet tells the BBC people in the area are ''very scared''.
Football players' union chief Gordon Taylor apologises after comparing the Hillsborough tragedy to the Ched Evans case.
The Taliban have been offered posts in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new government but have turned them down, the BBC understands.
One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones receive major acting nominations for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, while The Grand Budapest Hotel is up for 11 awards.
Jaycee Chan, the son of action film star Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence.
Armed police backed by helicopters search a rural region of northern France for Islamist gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine.
The threat of a terror attack in the UK is increasing but security services cannot be expected to stop every plot, the head of MI5 warns.
Messi will cost £500m, Man Utd target Hummels, Drogba to the MLS, Balotelli snubs Olympiakos, plus more.
Drinks giant Coca-Cola is set to cut up to 1,800 jobs worldwide as it continues cost-cutting efforts.
Soulful synth-pop trio Years & Years have come top of the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, which highlights the best new artists for the year ahead.
Bill Cosby is heckled by a man who shouts "you are a rapist" during a show in London, Ontario.
Patrick Lyttle, a 31-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has come out of a coma after allegedly being knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney.
The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.
Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential election, his office says.
The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, is jailed for six months in China for "sheltering others to use drugs".
"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the black box of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say.
Gusts of more than 100mph (160km/h) have begun to hit Scotland as forecasters warn gales could cause travel disruption and damage.