Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of controversial film The Interview, which depicts an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
A police force has apologised for letting prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile slip through their net by not properly investigating him while he was alive.
Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period.
A £5bn project to guarantee mobile phone voice and text coverage to 90% of the UK geographical area by 2017 will go ahead.
Train passengers are being warned to be on the look out for thieves and pickpockets in the run-up to Christmas.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Raheem Sterling netted a double as Liverpool earned a 3-1 win against a spirited Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium to earn a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals against Chelsea.
Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.
Michael Garcia, who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, has resigned from the FIFA Ethics Committee in protest over the handling of his findings.
Ally McCoist remains as Rangers manager after a 40-minute meeting at Ibrox on Wednesday afternoon, according to Sky sources.
X Factor judge Mel B has spoken of having a "big row" with her husband, amid reports she has walked out on him.
Daniel Craig has taken to the water in London to shoot the first scenes for the 24th James Bond film, Spectre.
A Los Angeles prosecutor has decided not to charge Bill Cosby over a claim that he sexually assaulted a woman decades ago.
A Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen-designed Christmas experience is closing early, just weeks after it was widely criticised.
World stock markets have rallied after the US Federal Reserve signalled interest rates would not be rising any time soon despite an improving economy.
One of Britain's most successful investors has issued a thinly veiled swipe at Labour's proposed mansion tax and warned that "populist politics" risk derailing Britain's economic revival.
The £500m that Barclays has set aside to settle allegations that its traders helped rig foreign exchange markets is not going to be enough, the bank's chief executive has told Sky News.
A wingsuit flyer has pulled off the world's first air-to-ground high five - coming within metres of the ground as he flew through a giant model hand.
The men who staged the legendary 1962 escape from Alcatraz - dramatised on the big screen by Clint Eastwood - could have survived, scientists have said.
A homeless man will have his Christmas wish come true when he sits down for dinner with his family for the first time in 12 years after being reunited with them through Facebook.
An airline official has been forced to apologise after his daughter had a crew member thrown off a plane in an argument over nuts.
Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have appeared in court accused of trying to rob a bank using toy guns.
Pakistani police have issued a warning that terrorists are planning to plant magnetic bombs on school buses.
The United States and Cuba have moved to end decades of hostilities following an exchange of prisoners, including US government contractor Alan Gross.
A prisoner exchange at the heart of a surprise restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba has led to the release of four top spies.