In a move to prove it had nothing to do with the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, North Korea offers its efforts to investigate the matter with the US.
The Taliban is under pressure to prove itself as groups splinter off and the army moves in.
Restoring normal diplomatic relations offers an opportunity for the US and Cuba to engage on equal terms for the first time in their troubled history.
The Unites States is about to re-establish diplomatic ties within months. The last three of the Cuban Five are to be released in a prisoner swap.
Even though the Church of England has been deeply divided on the issue of women bishops, the Church has appointed Libby Lane as its first.
Muslims who fear public retribution after an extremist attack in Sydney are being supported by ordinary people in solidarity against Islamophobia.
The Tibetan spiritual leader says Chinese President Xi Jinping was ready to discuss autonomy, but hardliners in the government were preventing this.
The burial of those killed in a Taliban attack is under way and a former ambassador to the US says Pakistan has been too apologetic about the Taliban.
At least 126 people, most of them children, have been killed after Taliban gunmen stormed a school in Pakistani, taking hundreds of students hostage.
Reporters Without Borders says attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared with 66 deaths being reported this year.
Australians are in shock after the Sydney cafe siege as authorities investigate why its perpetrator remained at large despite a history of extremism.
Five people fled a central Sydney cafe where a gunman is holding terrified hostages after displaying an Islamic flag at the window.
China is holding a day of remembrance, the first of its kind, for the thousands of people killed during the Nanjing massacre in 1937.
A new legislation states that terminally ill patients are allowed the right to ongoing sedation until death, if requested.
Failure to elect a new president will pit the ruling Samaras coalition against the popular radical left Syriza party.
US President Barack Obama could have taken action but did not want to weaken the intelligence services.
The Senate report on CIA detention and interrogation found that detainees subjected to torture produced no intelligence or "fabricated information".
Ashraf Ghani has condemned the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying there can be "no justification for these kinds of actions".
Time magazine has elected the medics treating Ebola patients in West Africa and other parts of the world as its Person of the Year for 2014.