What Happened on 12 December 2014

British references in CIA torture report removed

References to UK’s intelligence agencies from the US Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation methods were deleted following requests from… Read More.

Fire on Caribbean cruise liner kills three

Three people were killed in a fire accident on board the Oceania Insignia, a luxury cruise ship, when it was… Read More.

Indonesia's newspaper defends itself over Islamic State cartoon

Jakarta Post has defended itself as its editor was named in a case of defamation after the Indonesian newspaper published… Read More.

Ex-Korean Air executive apologises for onboard conduct

Heather Cho, the ex-Korean Air executive, has apologized for her conduct on a plane which delayed the flight. Cho, who… Read More.

Flooding reported after storm hits northern California

Over 200,000 people in northern California were left without power after a storm hit the area, bringing high winds and… Read More.

30 killed in twin bomb attacks in Nigeria

About 30 people were feared killed in two bomb explosions in central Nigeria’s Jos city, reports said. The Islamist militant… Read More.

Abbott seeks indigenous referendum in 2017

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has said he wants a key referendum to get constitutional recognition for the country's indigenous… Read More.

US government shutdown averted, House passes budget

Republicans allied with the White House as a late-night push helped pass the omnibus spending bill and avert a US… Read More.

Christie's India auction raises $12m

Christie's has raised over $12 million at its art sale in Mumbai, India, with a painting by Tyeb Mehta selling… Read More.

David Warner scores second century in Adelaide Test

David Warner scored his second century of the match as Australia stepped up the pressure at Adelaide on day four… Read More.

Internet is 'less free, more unequal'

The internet was becoming less free as well as more unequal, a report by the World Wide Web Foundation says.… Read More.

Nicole Scherzinger makes her Cats debut

Nicole Scherzinger made her debut at West End as Grizabella in Cats. Elaine Paige, the theater star who was in… Read More.