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Ferguson jury process is 'broken'
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:57:53 GMT - Lawyers for Michael Brown's family say the process that cleared a police officer who shot dead the teenager in Ferguson is "broken" and "unfair".
Many dead in twin Nigeria blasts
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:03:54 GMT - Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 78 people, hospital staff say.
Messi breaks Champions League record
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:54 GMT - Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia.
S Leone Ebola workers dump bodies
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:05:52 GMT - Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema dump bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.
Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:29:59 GMT - Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
France puts Russian warship on hold
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:20:13 GMT - France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
Raqqa air strikes 'kill dozens'
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:58:54 GMT - 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.
Hungary police 'blame rape victims'
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:47:19 GMT - Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
Colombia rebels release two soldiers
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:47:42 GMT - Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.
More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:49:53 GMT - Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
Players to get support over Hughes
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:19:55 GMT - Players who witnessed batsman Phil Hughes suffering a serious head injury in Sydney will be given counselling.
Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:43:39 GMT - Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
VIDEO: Extreme adventurers adopt plucky dog
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:49:02 GMT - A team of Swedish extreme adventurers on a 10-day race through the Amazon rainforest have adopted a stray dog who started following them around after they fed him.
VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on directing Unbroken
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:27:31 GMT - Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken.
VIDEO: Underwear protest by Mexican farmers
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:56:55 GMT - Mexican farmers hold a protest wearing just underpants and a photograph to protest against alleged abuse of power.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:49:44 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:38 GMT - Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.
VIDEO: Flying the 'Nintendo' fighter jet
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:42:57 GMT - BBC Click's Dave Lee finds out what it's like flying the newest advanced fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.
VIDEO: Can live events save TV ratings?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:17:25 GMT - For programme makers it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate big ratings on TV but the solution may lie in live television, especially in America, as Tom Brook reports
VIDEO: 1D top American Music Awards
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:05:25 GMT - One Direction are celebrating three prizes and topping the winners list at the American Music Awards
John Simpson: Could the world return to the 1980s?
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:30:59 GMT - Is the world set to return to the 1980s?
Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:28:28 GMT - Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.
Iran nuclear talks thrown lifeline, but time running short
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:04:52 GMT - Facing a last-gasp chance for Iran nuclear deal
How terror bill will expand powers
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:25:07 GMT - This week's counter-terrorism bill will expand minister's powers - and face accusations of injustice, says Dominic Casciani.
Ferguson: The controversy explained
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:10:38 GMT - The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.
US-Iran relations: A brief guide
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:50:34 GMT - From the 1953 CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Iran's prime minister to a phone call between Presidents Obama and Rouhani and possible direct talks on Iraq, BBC News looks at more than 60 years of tricky US-Iran relations.
Twitter exec in direct message gaffe
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:50:58 GMT - Top Twitter boss accidentally tweets a private message about acquiring a company.
Residents riled by smelly nuts
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:11:24 GMT - Autumnal spectacle is soured by 'vomit' stench of fallen fruit.
US economy grows faster than forecast
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:11:11 GMT - The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
Botin ousts Santander chief executive
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:13:46 GMT - Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.
Facebook hosted Rigby murder chat
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:43:57 GMT - Facebook hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers in which he said he wanted to kill a soldier, five months before the attack, the BBC learns.
Watchmakers take aim at smart copies
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:14:28 GMT - Leading watchmakers are fed up with websites offering their designs for smartwatch download and have begun a campaign to stop it, according to reports.
International Emmys for UK shows
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:45 GMT - British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
Steve Jobs biopic moves to Universal
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:53:15 GMT - Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.
Gravity map traces ocean circulation
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:37:30 GMT - Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
Stone age axe found with wood handle
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:05:18 GMT - Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT - The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Brain's dementia weak spot found
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:06:07 GMT - The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:42:54 GMT - Sergio Aguero boosts Manchester City's Champions League hopes with two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.
Simmons hopes Hughes shares his fate
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:28:09 GMT - Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons hopes Phil Hughes is as lucky as he was with his recovery from a serious head injury.
The battle for control of the cigarette packet
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:15:37 GMT - As cigarette packet health warnings grow ever bigger and gorier, tobacco companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel.
The resonance of Occupy
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:37:40 GMT - Activists from the Occupy movement held their latest protest in London this weekend. What impact has the global movement had?
Tourists flock to 'see democracy'
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:49:55 GMT - Taiwan's local elections are a tourist attraction for Chinese visitors.
Anger at 'no single women' signs
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:32:23 GMT - Restaurants in conservative Arab kingdom worried about 'flirting'.
Plastic bag protest in Ivory Coast
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:27:11 GMT - Police in Ivory Coast fire tear gas and use batons to disperse crowds protesting about a ban on plastic bags used to carry water.
Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:28:25 GMT - A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
French dad loses adoption fight
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:12:47 GMT - A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:24:15 GMT - Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Cairo building collapse kills 17
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:25:40 GMT - Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 17 people.
Five children die in US house fire
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:31 GMT - Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.
PM warns net firms after Rigby murder
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:29:32 GMT - David Cameron says internet companies must act on terrorist material, after it emerges one of Lee Rigby's killers spoke on Facebook about wanting to murder a soldier.
Girl died after stem cell transplant
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:56:59 GMT - A problem with the freezing of stem cells may have contributed to the death of a 12-year-old girl with cancer, a coroner rules.
Web 'predator' murdered schoolboy
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:51:12 GMT - An "internet predator" admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy after meeting him online.
'100 suggestions' to chair abuse probe
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:03:15 GMT - More than 100 names have been suggested to chair an inquiry into historic child abuse, the top civil servant at the Home Office tells MPs.
In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:45 GMT - Night of unrest follows a jury's decision
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:15:29 GMT - The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT - The best news photos from around the world
Day in pictures: 24 November 2014
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:49:11 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 24 November
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT - Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
Day in pictures: 21 November 2014
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:30 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 21 November
Picture power: Bird flu
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT - The story behind the picture
In pictures: Mike Nichols films
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:30 GMT - A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:19:57 GMT - What happened to the founder of the Foursquare Church?
VIDEO: The unlikely city with 446 bridges
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:52:42 GMT - The unlikely city that claims it has the most in the world
PJ Crowley: What Hagel's exit means
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:48:45 GMT - Obama's priorities as his defence secretary resigns
From smart to shove: A brief history of the shirtfront
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:34:28 GMT - A brief history of a very Australian word
Day in pictures: 25 November 2014
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:05 GMT - Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
The real Tom Thumb: History's smallest superstar
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:43:19 GMT - Documentary depicts history's smallest superstar
Why some Arabs reject Sharia
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:28:16 GMT - A controversial debate in Arabic trends on Twitter
Indians lose billions to bogus investments
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:08:33 GMT - 'That money was everything to us - now it's all gone'
Juncker tax scandal fails to gain heat
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:33:39 GMT - Juncker no-confidence vote fails to gain traction
Hamilton's 48 hours as a champion
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:35:39 GMT - Late nights and tikka masalas - my 48 hours as F1 champion

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