Foodbanks in UK help the poor avoid bleak Christmas

Many poverty-stricken families across Britain are relying on foodbanks for emergency provisions over the Christmas period as they struggle to get by on benefits or low incomes. Duration: 01:16 Dec 24, 2014

Tunisian outgoing president creates a new movement

Outgoing Tunisia president Moncef Marzouki, who lost the election, said he was creating a new movement to prevent the North African nation sliding back into authoritarian rule after the victory by Beji Caid Essebsi. Duration: 00:50 Dec 24, 2014

2014, the year of the rise of the Islamic State

The year 2014 marked a radical change in the fight against jihadists, with the quick rise of the Islamic State group which declared a caliphate across Iraq and Syria last June. Duration: 03:00 Dec 24, 2014

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader jailed for graft

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the city's former deputy leader Rafael Hui are jailed for corruption after a trial that shocked the city and deepened anger at cosy ties between officialdom and big business. Duration: 00:36 Dec 23, 2014

Nervous France steps up security after brutal attacks

France has stepped up security following three successive, apparently unrelated bloody attacks. The violence has jarred nerves after repeated jihadist calls for "lone wolf" action in France over its fight against Islamic extremism. Duration: 02:12 Dec 23, 2014

Five bombs hit Yemen capital killing at least one

Five small bombs on Tuesday hit the centre of the Yemeni capital, mostly controlled by Shiite militiamen since September, killing one of them and wounding two others, a medic said. Duration: 00:44 Dec 23, 2014