Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak contracts E. coli after visiting areas where flooding has displaced more than 200,000 people.
Activity in the UK's construction sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in December but remains robust thanks to continued growth in housebuilding, a survey finds.
US actress Donna Douglas, best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at the age of 82.
George Mikaberidze defends his controversial GoBe fitness band which it is claimed can count the calories digested by the wearer's body.
Pop singer Madonna defends the images of Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and others that have been posted on her social media outlets.
Save the Children says "no stone will be left unturned" as it investigates how a British nurse contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.
China scraps a quota system restricting exports of rare earth minerals after losing a World Trade Organisation (WTO) case.
The tomb of a previously unknown queen, Khentakawess III, is unearthed in a necropolis south-west of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
A Pakistani boat intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard on New Year's Eve was carrying "suspected terrorists", India's defence minister says.
Tony Romo inspires a Dallas Cowboys comeback as they win their wildcard play-off game against Detroit Lions 24-20.
Firefighters in South Australia say they are racing to get a major bushfire under control before weather conditions worsen later in the week.
The euro hits a nine-year low against the dollar as investors predict the European Central Bank could take action to stimulate the region's economy.
Ed Miliband wants Labour activists to hold "four million conversations" with voters before the election - but the Conservatives attack his party's spending plans.
Mainland Chinese shares surged on Monday to their highest in five years, as Asian markets reopen for the first full week in 2015.
Indian airports are on high alert after local intelligence reports warned security officials of a possible attempt to hijack an Indian airliner.
The Afghan president says America's two-year deadline to pull out the last of its troops may need to be re-examined as Taliban attacks continue.
Gary Anderson beats 16-time champion Phil Taylor 7-6 in a thrilling final to win his first PDC World Championship title.
Authorities in Paris are so worried about the drain on residential property that they have taken drastic measures to bring holiday lets under control.
The traditional "mochi" rice cake causes nine people in Japan to choke to death.
The search for flight data recorders from crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, and for its missing victims, resumes as weather conditions improve.