S. Leone limits Chistmas activities to stem Ebola spread

Sierra Leone has launched sweeping efforts to stem the spread of Ebola in the west of the country. While church services will be allowed to go ahead over the festive period, public gatherings and entertainment have been banned. Dec 20, 2014

1 House owner prepares to move in for Christmas

Liverpool's Homes for a Pound scheme is designed to get first-time buyers onto the property ladder and breathe new life into rundown areas. Just a few weeks before Christmas the first member is preparing to move into his new home. Dec 19, 2014

A tough Christmas in Russia as currency slumps

The ruble has over 50 percent of its value since the beginning of the year because of EU and US sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, combined with falling oil prices. Dec 20, 2014

BJP MLA suspended from party for using abusive language: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that the BJP MLA from Rajasthan Prahlad Gunjal has been suspended from the party for using abusive language against a medical officer over phone. Naidu said that Gunjal has been asked to give clarification over the matter. Gunjal has resigned from his post and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has also asked for a report on the incident. Dec 19, 2014

ISIS Twitter handler says I'm soldier and I have no regrets, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday condemned the remarks of Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas. Biswas had said that he is a soldier and he has no regrets for whatever he did. Politicos said that the government should take strict action against him as his activities are against the country. Dec 19, 2014

Sierra Leone bikers spead the message to fight Ebola

More than 100 motorcyclists hit the road to spread awareness messages about Ebola. Nearly 7,000 people have now died from the virus, almost all of them in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Dec 19, 2014