African leaders agree to 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram Boko Haram is increasing its attacks as Nigeria prepares for Feb 14 elections. Thousands have been killed in the 5-year insurgency.
UN appeals for $3.1bn to reach children at risk Another $500 million would be directed to helping Ebola-affected communities with treatment and prevention programs.
Merkel rules out cancelling any of Greece's debt New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Cyprus, Italy and France next week but has no plans to visit Germany as yet.
“Bad Education” BBC Three comedy to get film treatment The project has yet to be given the official go-ahead, but Jack Whitehall is expected to reprise the role of Alfie.
Amazon Prime global subscriptions soar 53% The online retailer raked in $29.33 billion from holiday sales and reported net income totalling $241 million.