The BBC tests GoBe, a controversial wristband whose makers claim it can count the number of calories consumed by the wearer.
China lodges a protest with North Korea after reports emerge that an army deserter killed four people in a Chinese border city.
China's box office surged by 36% in 2014, with homegrown films beating Hollywood offerings for the second year in a row.
Jury selection begins for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused of killing three people in April 2013.
Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, the National Coalition, elects businessman Khaled Khoja as its new leader at a meeting in Istanbul.
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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.