VIDEO: Cairns mother of dead children arrested

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 10:44pm
The mother of seven of the children found dead in a home in the Australian city of Cairns, has been arrested on suspicion of murder although she has not been charged.
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VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 10:41pm
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
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VIDEO: FBI recover stolen artwork worth $12m

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 8:27pm
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
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Antarctic science archive unlocked

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 8:19pm
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
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State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra cautious

Fox News - December 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.
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Teaching winter to new US refugees

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 8:07pm
How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
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Kashmir: Widows of conflict

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 7:29pm
Kashmir's widows carry the scars of conflict
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Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 7:25pm
Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine
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Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

Fox News - December 19, 2014 - 7:17pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.
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Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
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Cook timing naughty, says Harmison

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 6:49pm
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
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Court brief: Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

Fox News - December 19, 2014 - 5:58pm
Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board in Wisconsin continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday.
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Obama vows response to Sony hack

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".
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President Obama signs massive defense spending bill

Fox News - December 19, 2014 - 5:26pm
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes, training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.
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Paul, Rubio clash over Obama's Cuba policy

Fox News - December 19, 2014 - 4:56pm
Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Obama's new Cuba policy intensified. The charge was unusual for the libertarian-minded Paul, often cast as an isolationist himself. On Friday, however, Paul made the case for opening up trade and engagement with communist Cuba.
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1. FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Bayern Munich

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 4:54pm
Arjen Robben's last-minute winner ensures German leaders Bayern Munich end a successful 2014 with a dramatic win at Mainz.
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Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 4:54pm
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
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French defender Abidal retires

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 4:41pm
Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.
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About face: Army reverses forced retirement policy after lawmakers say it hurt officers

Fox News - December 19, 2014 - 4:34pm
The Pentagon will allow some 120 officers forced into retirement to leave with full benefits, an about-face from a previous policy that would have seen them retire at their highest enlisted rank if they spent fewer than eight years as an officer. 
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Blackberry in revenue slide

BBC News - December 19, 2014 - 3:57pm
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.