UN chief has urged communities in west Africa to abide by health rules in fight against Ebola

Ban urges respect for health rules in Ebola fight

19 Dec UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged local communities in west Africa to strictly follow health regulations in the face of signs that traditional funerals are still spreading the disease.

'The Interview' stars James Franco and Seth Rogen and was due for release in the US on Christmas Day

Sony move threatens 'freedom of expression'

18 Dec Hollywood stars have reacted to the decision to pull a film about the assassination of the North Korean leader, with Ben Stiller describing it as a "threat to freedom of expression".

Helena McCarthy Rodriguez and her husband Sean McCarthy took their case to the European Court of Justice

EU court says British visa rule illegal

18 Dec The European Court of Justice has ruled that a British-Irish citizen should be allowed to bring his Colombian wife to the UK from their home in Spain without her having to apply for a travel visa.