BBC: Following in the footsteps of General Motors, another iconic firm, Lloyds of London, has appointed its first female chief executive.
ABC: Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, long considered the country's second most powerful figure, was executed.
BBC: Scientists from the University of Lyon have discovered a new way to split hydrogen gas from water, using rocks.
CNN: Light bulb manufacturers will cease making traditional 40 and 60-watt light bulbs -- the most popular in the country -- at the start of 2014.
New Republic: According to a national study, drugs are found in our water supply in higher amounts than anticipated.
Reuters: After two years of declining sales, the department store chain is eliminating or trimming some high-profile brands introduced by former Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson.
CNN: The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Nelson Mandela memorial stands by his work.
TIME: The leader of the Catholic Church was chosen as TIME's pick for Person of the Year 2013.
AP: British Prime Minister David Cameron says he hopes to kick-start an international effort to find a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025.
BBC: A cross-party Congressional budget committee convened after an October government shutdown has reached an agreement on the federal budget.
Washington Post: NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence of an ancient lake on Mars.
Reuters: Uruguay's Senate is expected to pass a law on Tuesday making the small South American nation the world's first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana.
BBC: US car giant General Motors (GM) has promoted product development chief Mary Barra to the post of chief executive.