The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 51 min 11 sec ago
Is Christmas cruel to reindeer involved in displays?
Comedian sparks 'natural' look debate online
Bruce Lee lookalike finds internet fame
Unemployed people with mental health problems should be moved from welfare-to-work schemes to specialist programmes, according to the charity Mind.
Scotland's new tax collection agency is criticised by auditors over delays in recruiting staff and developing computer systems.
The man leading the public inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco tells BBC Scotland key figures refused "point blank" to co-operate.
Japanese voters go to the polls this weekend, where they are widely expected to re-elect current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
South African bank Investec apologises after the headline "I can't breathe" on a research note causes an uproar on social media.
Asian shares fall again Thursday as falling oil prices continued to fuel global growth fears.
Police in Hong Kong prepare to move in on student protesters who have blocked roads in the city centre for more than two months.
Liverpool's first "£1 home" has been fully refurbished by its new owners in time for Christmas.
Can Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal challenge in Champions League?
What the US Senate's CIA report reveals about Washington
A Liberian ambulance driver tells of surviving Ebola
Why Germany barely remembers the 1914 WW1 Christmas Truce
The people who get a strange tingling feeling
Technology companies in California are trying to engage in the communities they inhabit, by helping the homeless, as Richard Taylor reports.
A film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods has been given a big world premiere in New York.
A Kung Fu fan from Kabul has shot to social media fame after posting a picture of himself striking a pose next to martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
There is no common thread to Thursday's front pages, but many papers touch on torture, the "war against terror", and Iraq.