1. Dutch marriage proposal wrecks house
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-13 at 21:17:09

A Dutchman's attempt to engineer a romantic marriage proposal ends in chaos as a crane smashes into the roof a house and forces more to be evacuated.

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2. The Sudans series: what you said
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 09:55:04

As part of our week-long focus on the Sudans we opened up conversation to our readers. Here are some of our highlights of what you told usSudan is hungry for change, but who will take on Omar al-Bashir?All week the Guardian has been looking a life in the ...

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3. More heat at Iran’s bakeries as prices shoot up
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 09:55:04

Tensions in Tehran as a bread price hike takes effect “Not only have they increased the price, they’ve reduced the weight, though don’t tell anyone I told you,” laughs a young baker, no more than 25, who speaks quickly and works even faster in a b...

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4. Kim Jong-un back on duty – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 09:55:04

North Korean leader has been making up for lost time since emerging from an unexplained absence in October. Here he is on a selection of outings in undated photographs released by the official news agency KCNA Continue reading...

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5. Japan votes in Abe’s snap election
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 03:31:58

Millions of Japanese voters are heading to the polls in a snap election called by Shinzo Abe to boost support for his economic reforms.

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6. Thousands march against US police killings
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-14 at 09:22:52

Demonstrators gather in Washington and New York to rally against the killings of unarmed black men by police officers.

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7. UK flights hit by computer failure
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-13 at 04:56:38

Passengers are facing widespread disruption after a serious computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre grounded and diverted flights.

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8. Russian plane has near-miss with passenger aircraft over Sweden
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 02:20:26

Swedish authorities say military plane turned off transponder to avoid commercial radar and came close to collision Continue reading...

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9. India’s ‘Banksy’ behind provocative graffiti
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-13 at 03:21:36

The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala

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11. Afghanistan hit by day of violence
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 04:26:19

At least 20 people - including 12 members of a landmine-clearing team - are killed in a series of attacks blamed on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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12. ‘Nut queen’ uproar highlights Korean anger over elite
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-13 at 01:27:40

Airline executive’s behaviour has focused attention on overweening influence of powerful Korean family conglomerates Continue reading...

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13. India holds man over pro-ISIL Twitter account
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-14 at 00:26:23

Arrest in Bengaluru comes after report by Channel 4 News on alleged operator of popular @ShamiWitness Twitter handle.

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14. Iggy Azalea Gives Booing Fans The Finger
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-14 at 03:27:25

Who dat, who dat ... it's I-G-G-Y ... and she's flipping off her fans.

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15. World set for climate disaster, say activists, as Lima talks falter
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 01:36:37

Proposals too weak to keep global warming to the agreed limit of two degrees above pre-industrial levels Continue reading...

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16. Civil rights protest in US capital
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 03:16:28

Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.

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17. US Senate delays $1.1tn budget vote
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 03:26:32

The US Senate pushes back a vote on a $1.1tn budget to Monday, after the bill clears the House of Representatives in a close vote.

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18. Come clean on British links to torture, MPs tell US Senate
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 02:32:21

Malcolm Rifkind to demand unredacted report on Britain’s role in CIA’s abduction and torture programme Continue reading...

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19. Senate Passes Government Funding Bill
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-14 at 07:22:18

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam in business through next September, while handing lucrative Christmas presents to Wall Street and political parties.

The bill, which funds m...

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20. ISIL fighters gain ground in Iraq’s Anbar
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-13 at 23:54:35

Car bombings at checkpoints into Haditha kill at least 12 people, just hours after capture of village west of Ramadi.

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