Ukrainian police begin dismantling Kiev protest camps, in a stand-off following weeks of demonstrations over government dealings with the EU.
American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
Film star and "green" campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio is to enter a team in the new Formula E motor racing series, which aims to boost electric car sales.
Investigators find no evidence of engine or gearbox failure in the police helicopter which crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow, killing nine people.
Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party wins the greatest share of the vote in Sunday's local elections, the National Electoral Council says.
A man admits in court that he killed soldier Lee Rigby but says it was not murder because "I am a soldier of Allah" and "this is a war".
A car bomb near a cafe in central Iraq kills at least 11, officials say, while eight more people die in unrelated attacks in and around Baghdad.
Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe tells the BBC about the former president's "wonderful" final moments, with the whole family around him.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie appears in court in Egypt for the first time since his arrest in August.
The French economy will grow by 0.5% in the final three months of the year, says the country's central bank.
Ukraine's president has issued a statement agreeing to round-table talks with the opposition after two weeks of mass demonstrations.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi are named on the final shortlist for the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
Facebook develops a "sympathise" button that users could click instead of the "like" button.
India's main opposition BJP is set to form governments in three crucial state state assemblies, ahead of general elections next year.
Aerospace and defence giant EADS is planning up to 6,000 job cuts as a fall governments' military spending begins to bite.
Ukrainian riot police are taking up positions near Kiev's City Hall, where thousands of anti-government protesters have set up barricades.
Indian shares hit a record high as the main opposition party, seen as business friendly, wins an absolute majority in assembly elections.
The BBC's Jonathan Head describes the scene at a protest rally in the Thai capital Bangkok, as the BBC's drone aerial camera captures the view from above.
French soldiers start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic - and briefly trade fire with armed men unwilling to disarm.