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Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:54:41 GMT - A faulty component as well as the crew's response caused an AirAsia plane to crash into the Java Sea last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:42:20 GMT - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
Japanese whaling ships depart for hunt
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:43:56 GMT - Japanese whaling ships depart for the Antarctic hunt, after a one year pause, despite international opposition.
Syria jihadists release Lebanese troops
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:52:18 GMT - Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has freed 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive for almost 16 months as part of a swap deal, reports say.
US marine guilty of transgender killing
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:48:11 GMT - A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
German cabinet approves IS mission
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:36:28 GMT - The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote on Wednesday.
Charles: 'We must save our forests'
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:47:00 GMT - Prince Charles says forest protection is starting to be taken seriously at the UN climate conference in Paris, but too many companies are turning a blind eye
Argentine man to meet lost mother
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:15:06 GMT - The Argentine campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo say they have found another child of a political detainee from the 1970s.
US to tighten visa waiver programme
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:59:05 GMT - The US says it wants to tighten travel restrictions on foreigners who visit the country without needing full visas, following the Paris attacks.
Taj Mahal 'not a Hindu temple'
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:31:58 GMT - India's government rejects claims by a group of lawyers that the Taj Mahal monument was a Hindu temple.
Bid to drill deep inside Earth
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:23:15 GMT - Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution'
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:37:06 GMT - Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
VIDEO: People of Kiribati 'may have to relocate'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:08:43 GMT - Kiribati President Anote Tong says that any possible climate deal is already too late for his country which is planning migration with ''dignity''.
VIDEO: Colorado abortion clinic 'gunman' in court
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:17:05 GMT - The gunman who allegedly killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has appeared in court and will be charged with first-degree murder.
VIDEO: First of 6 officers head to trial in Gray case
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:14:10 GMT - Jury selection has begun in the first trial over the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man whose death in police custody set off days of protests.
VIDEO: Yacht owner's expensive mistake
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:15:22 GMT - A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall.
VIDEO: The Furys meet the media - best bits
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:03:21 GMT - The best bits from world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's bizarre news conference in Bolton, including an incredible rant from his father.
VIDEO: Nanny spy comes to families' rescue
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:09:04 GMT - Meet the nanny spy who helps families make the right choice when it comes to childcare
VIDEO: The app that tests your home wi-fi
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:01:43 GMT - Rory Cellan-Jones tests Ofcom's new free app that checks home broadband to see how it is performing.
Russian tourists told to seek new destinations
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:42:46 GMT - Sarah Rainsford reports on Russian reaction to the ban on holidays to Turkey, and the call for more holidays to be taken at home.
Visa protest sign of new boldness in Cuba
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:35:20 GMT - Rare street protests in Havana over Ecuador's decision to require Cubans to obtain a visa to visit the country are a sign of social change, says Will Grant.
Viewpoints: How to defeat IS
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:52:28 GMT - Several experts give their views on the best way to take on the so-called Islamic State militants.
Syria bombing: Where UK parties stand
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:22:26 GMT - Downing Street says it will hold a vote on military action on Wednesday - but where do Britain's parties at Westminster stand on the issue?
Giant Turkmenistan choir sets record
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:40:16 GMT - Singing in a giant yurt, a 4,000-strong Turkmenistan choir breaks a world record for the most people singing in the round.
Fairy lights 'slow' wi-fi speeds
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:02:13 GMT - Christmas tree lights might be slowing your wi-fi speeds warns watchdog Ofcom as it releases an app that can check for interference.
Two banks warned in annual stress test
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:58:42 GMT - Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest banks in a Bank of England economic stress test.
Macau's casino revenues fall by a third
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:14:26 GMT - Macau's casino revenues fall by more than a third in November from a year earlier as China's corruption crackdown continues to drive away some punters.
Cloud storage services to face inquiry
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:01:16 GMT - An investigation is to be launched into whether internet users are being charged unfairly when they use internet cloud storage services.
Five million affected by Vtech hack
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:04:37 GMT - Toy and educational material seller Vtech has revealed five million customers were affected by a hack of its app database and has also suspended 13 websites.
Adele tour tickets go on sale
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:15:01 GMT - Advance tickets for Adele's upcoming UK and Ireland tour have gone on sale this morning.
Fox fable beats bestsellers to book prize
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:00:04 GMT - A fable about friendship and loss by a debut author beats bestselling novels The Girl on the Train and Go Set a Watchman to be named Waterstones Book of the Year.
Tarantulas 'turned blue eight times'
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:17:43 GMT - A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.
Beijing issues severe smog warning
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:32:19 GMT - Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.
Brazil links fever to birth defects
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 03:45:29 GMT - The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.
New Ebola death after Liberia all-clear
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:50:37 GMT - A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.
I am coming for Fury's titles - Wilder
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:02:27 GMT - WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder wants to unify the division by fighting new WBA, IBF & WBO champion Tyson Fury.
LTA a waste of my time - Murray
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:49:08 GMT - Andy Murray says he does not talk to the Lawn Tennis Association about British tennis' future as "nothing ever gets done".
Why do so many people hate US airports?
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:51:16 GMT - Air travel in the US ceased to be glamorous a long time ago. Today's passengers often have a list of complaints from long waits and lack of space to funny smells. What went wrong?
A legacy of fry-ups and red postboxes
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:11:37 GMT - The Queen has been visiting Malta, a former British colony where she lived in the early years of her marriage. But just how British is Malta now, asks Juliet Rix.
Kabore elected Burkina Faso president
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:08:45 GMT - Roch Marc Kabore wins presidential elections in Burkina Faso, official results show, after a year of political turmoil in the country.
Mugabe welcomes Chinese leader
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:25:16 GMT - China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Zimbabwe to a 21-gun salute, making him the most prominent global leader in many years to visit the country.
Man City group sells 13% to Chinese
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:46:11 GMT - Manchester City's parent company has been valued at $3bn (£2bn) after selling a 13% stake, worth £265m, to a consortium of Chinese investors.
Beijing smog keeps students indoors
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:33:23 GMT - With Beijing cloaked in air pollution, schools have been ordered to keep children indoors.
Syria vote on Wednesday, says PM
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:56:08 GMT - David Cameron is to ask his cabinet to endorse a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday on bombing so-called Islamic State in Syria.
Prince Charles to make forest appeal
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 09:16:53 GMT - Prince Charles is to call for better protection of the world's forests at the UN climate conference in Paris.
Guatemala deadly prison riot ends
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:57:55 GMT - Guatemala authorities say they have regained control of a prison after at least 17 people died in a fight between inmates.
Venezuela arrests three suspects
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:59:33 GMT - Venezuela arrests three people suspected of the murder of a regional opposition leader ahead of parliamentary elections.
Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:25:57 GMT - Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
Muslim feminist writer Mernissi dies
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:25:07 GMT - The Moroccan writer and sociologist Fatima Mernissi, a key figure in the development of Muslim feminist thought, dies.
Victims of Planned Parenthood shooting
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:33:08 GMT - The three victims in the shooting around a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs have been identified and the alleged gunman appears in court.
Trial over Freddie Gray death begins
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:07:55 GMT - Jury selection has begun in trial of the first officer charged over the death of Freddie Gray.
Your pictures: Windows
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:28:45 GMT - Readers' photographs on the theme of windows
Week in pictures
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:42:05 GMT - Some of the best news photos 21-27 November
Viewpoint: 'Why I chose an abortion'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:14:21 GMT - Many people have certain expectations about the circumstances that lead women to have an abortion. Here one woman talks about her decision.
Six graphics that explain climate change
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:16:31 GMT - Find out how and why the Earth’s climate is changing as world leaders gather in Paris to discuss a deal to tackle global warming.
Will Nigeria follow China's lead?
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:54:14 GMT - Will Nigeria follow China's economic transformation?
How does your brain cope with Tinder?
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:59:51 GMT - How does your brain cope with Tinder?
VIDEO: Capturing yoga's twists and turns
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:43:47 GMT - A photographer's journey back to health
The images and influence of Japan's greatest manga artist
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:34:16 GMT - The images of Japan's manga horror king
Russian TV rewrites history in Litvinenko drama
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:46:27 GMT - Russian TV rewrites death of Alexander Litvinenko
VIDEO: Ex-Muslims give reasons they left the faith, using a hashtag
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:07:38 GMT - People who have left the Islamic faith speak online
Sectarian terror fears grip Bangladesh
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:19:39 GMT - Bangladesh lurches from secularism to sectarian strife
Pope in a reasonably priced car
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:43:33 GMT - What do these four cars say about the Pope?
India's growth 'addiction' and climate change
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:28:30 GMT - Even success at Paris climate talks may not save India
Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:29:31 GMT - Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?

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