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Ferguson protests spread across US
A dozen US cities see new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Missouri, with rioting in California.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:55:42 GMT)

HK policemen arrested over beating
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:58:03 GMT)

Cricketer Hughes 'remains critical'
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball in a match.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:57:18 GMT)

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:36:22 GMT)

Lebanese diva Sabah dies, aged 87
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the "Diva of Music" in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:01:48 GMT)

Zimbabwe VP leadership bid blocked
Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF blocks Vice-President Joyce Mujuru from retaining a party post, damaging her chances of one day succeeding President Mugabe.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:09:54 GMT)

Northern China mine fire kills 24
At least 24 miners are killed and dozens are injured by a fire at a mine in China's Liaoning province, state media report.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:22:37 GMT)

Theft of shoes from WW2 death camp
Thieves steal shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims from a former concentration camp in Poland.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:49:21 GMT)

Uighur scholar's students on trial
Seven university students linked to jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have reportedly gone on trial in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:52:59 GMT)

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:12:15 GMT)

AC/DC drummer appears in court in NZ
The Australian drummer of rock group AC/DC briefly appears in court in New Zealand, arriving late, to face a charge of threatening to kill.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:53:34 GMT)

Shakespeare Folio found in France
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:44 GMT)

Passengers 'push frozen plane'
People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32:11 GMT)

Stop eating cats says Swiss campaign
Hundreds of thousands of Swiss people secretly eat cat or dog say activists, who want it to be made illegal.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:03:23 GMT)

Five children die in US house fire
Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:31 GMT)

Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies
Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:49:49 GMT)

Colombia rebels release two soldiers
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:47:42 GMT)

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:24:15 GMT)

S Leone Ebola workers dump bodies
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema dump bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:05:52 GMT)

Nigeria devalues currency on low oil
Nigeria has devalued the naira, saying a drop in oil prices has been making it hard to defend its currency.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:28:44 GMT)

Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:28:25 GMT)

Dozens arrested in HK crackdown
Scores of protesters including two prominent student leaders are arrested in Mong Kok during operations to dismantle protest camps.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:02:41 GMT)

Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:43:39 GMT)

Hungary police 'blame rape victims'
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:47:19 GMT)

Raqqa air strikes 'kill dozens'
At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:58:54 GMT)

Eight hostages freed in Yemen raid
Yemeni troops take part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, but there are conflicting reports of US involvement
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:44:48 GMT)

Concerns raised over anti-terror bill
Powers to exclude some British fighters returning from Syria and Iraq was an "announcement waiting for a policy", the independent reviewer of terrorism says.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:27:52 GMT)

Learning disability care 'failing'
People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:54:54 GMT)

A 'generation to change bank culture'
A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside British banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:08:36 GMT)

Banks sued in metal price-fixing case
Goldman Sachs and HSBC are amongst four platinum and palladium dealers to be sued in New York for allegedly fixing the price of the metals.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:22:01 GMT)

US economy grows faster than forecast
The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:11:11 GMT)

Wednesday's gossip column
Sneijder unsettled at Galatasaray, Cech set to wait for move, Herrera and Evans edge close to fitness, Hull keen on Lennon, plus more.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:37:48 GMT)

Messi breaks Champions League record
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:54 GMT)

Aguero a special talent - Kompany
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says team-mate Sergio Aguero is a "special" player who can make the impossible possible.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:35:34 GMT)

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:45:04 GMT)

Witherspoon and Kidman set for TV
Oscar winning actresses Reece Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are to star in a TV series written by Ally McBeal writer David E Kelley.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11:23 GMT)

Keating 'liberated' by West End debut
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating calls making his West End debut in musical Once a "liberating" if exposing experience.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:03:14 GMT)

VIDEO: A new face for Africa's men
The male grooming and beauty industry is booming in South Africa, with products now targeting a new audience - black men, as the BBC's Milton Nkosi reports.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:44 GMT)

VIDEO: What does Ukraine's future hold?
One year since popular protests began in Ukraine, a new government prepares to take office, amid calls for reform.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:29:05 GMT)

VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless
A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on directing Unbroken
Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:27:31 GMT)

VIDEO: In search of the American Dream
1954 saw the closure of Ellis Island. Isabel Belarsky passed through the American mass immigration centre.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:36 GMT)

VIDEO: Flash floods kill dozens in Morocco
Flooding in southern Morocco has killed 32 people and six others are missing after the heavy rains, according to officials.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:57:43 GMT)

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:07:46 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Tense' in Dewani trial courtroom
Jon Kay reports from the courtroom in Cape Town, as South African prosecutors try to persuade a judge not to drop the murder case against British businessman Shrien Dewani.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:51:15 GMT)

Child soldiers join fight in Ukraine
Teenagers join fight on both sides in Ukraine's conflict
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:29:17 GMT)

Can internet companies monitor terrorists?
Facebook is under pressure to be more active in the battle against extremism
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:08:53 GMT)

A new face for Africa's men
BBC man embraces South Africa's male beauty revolution
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:13 GMT)

The women finding freedom in South Caucasus nightclubs
Caucasus women seek independence through clubbing
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:45:33 GMT)

Delhi media gossip sets Indian Twitter abuzz
Twitter gossip tempts Delhi's chattering classes
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:15:36 GMT)

The Taliban's psychiatrist
How militants trusted this man with their deepest secrets
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:11 GMT)

Will Opec cut oil production?
Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:57:44 GMT)

Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds
Six World War One battlegrounds in unexpected places
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:23:52 GMT)

PJ Crowley: What Hagel's exit means
Obama's priorities as his defence secretary resigns
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:48:45 GMT)

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