British driver Lewis Hamilton has won his second Formula 1 world title after victory in Abu Dhabi.
Two British men have reportedly travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State.
A newborn baby has been found 2.5 metres down a drain in Sydney after cyclists passing by heard crying.
At least 45 people have been killed after a suicide bombing at a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan.
London's Charing Cross was evacuated this morning while firefighters dealt with a fire on a train.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a second Formula One world championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
A Roger Federer masterclass helped Switzerland clinch their first Davis Cup title as the 17-time grand slam champion defeated Richard Gasquet to hand them an unassailable 3-1 lead over hosts France.
Swede Henrik Stenson held his nerve over the closing holes in Dubai to wrap up a two-shot victory at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship where he fired a closing two-under-par 70.
Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title with a one-sided points win over Chris Algieri in Macau.
Lily Allen has said she rejected an offer to appear on the new Band Aid 30 record because she thinks the project is "a bit smug".
Bill Cosby's shows at casinos in Las Vegas and Arizona have been cancelled as more women come forward to allege he sexually assaulted them years ago.
Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell has reiterated to Sky News her claim to know the true identity of Jack the Ripper.
Hollywood director Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Gordon Ramsay has told a court of his "shock and horror" after discovering his father-in-law used a ghostwriter machine to forge his signature for a deal to rent a pub.
A price war has broken out among taxi booking apps, forcing firms to slash fares in half in the run-up to Christmas.
Aviva has agreed to buy Friends Life Group in a £5bn-plus deal that will create a pensions provider with 16 million UK customers.
A non-binding resolution that would separate Google's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business is being prepared by the EU Parliament.
Italy's finance minister has said he expects the European Central Bank (ECB) to embark on the purchase of government bonds in a bid to pep up demand in the eurozone.
The software supplier at the centre of a catastrophic IT failure at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in 2012 has paid millions of pounds to the taxpayer-backed lender under a confidential settlement.
Winnie the Pooh could be banned from a Polish playground, after politicians labelled the character as a half-naked hermaphrodite who is an inappropriate role model to children.
Venice has banned noisy suitcase wheels from its cobbled streets.
A rare tapeworm lived in a man's brain for four years before being removed by scientists.
A Bio-Bus which runs entirely on gas generated by human and food waste has carried its first passengers.
A woman has given birth in a Buffalo fire station in the middle of a huge snowstorm that prevented her from getting to hospital.
Iran has claimed it will be "impossible" for a comprehensive nuclear deal to be struck with world powers by tomorrow's deadline.
Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian farmer in the northern Gaza Strip - the first such death since the 50-day Gaza conflict ended, officials have said.