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Ferguson jury rules on Brown death
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:12:46 GMT - A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.
US defence secretary to step down
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:54:20 GMT - Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
Iran nuclear talks deadline extended
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:58:28 GMT - The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:21:09 GMT - Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.
Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:38:05 GMT - The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.
Spain priests held over child abuse
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:49:21 GMT - Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.
Ukraine 'will hold Nato referendum'
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:54:25 GMT - Ukraine's president says he intends to hold a referendum on joining Nato, in a move likely to anger Russia.
Women not equal to men, says Erdogan
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:31:42 GMT - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.
US death sparks replica gun law call
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:00:35 GMT - The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
Mother of baby left in drain charged
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:41:43 GMT - Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
Band Aid single storms to number one
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:32:42 GMT - Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
VIDEO: Ebola survivors offer 'glimmer of hope'
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:54:36 GMT - The BBC's Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar reports from the Guinean capital Conakry on how some Ebola survivors hope to ease the Ebola crisis in their country.
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: One-minute World News
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:00:38 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
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
VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:50:01 GMT - Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.
VIDEO: Sir Jackie Stewart: 'A great victory'
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:14:03 GMT - Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart hails Lewis Hamilton's world championship win in Abu Dhabi as "a great victory".
VIDEO: Knox-Johnston 'not abandoning sailing'
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:25:58 GMT - Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston praises the "warm and friendly" reception he received after claiming third place in his class of the singlehanded transatlantic Route du Rhum race.
VIDEO: England's blind cricket World Cup bid
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:55:30 GMT - England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week.
Where did Chuck Hagel go wrong?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:11:04 GMT - Mr Hagel may not have been fired from his top military post but he appears to have been pushed, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus
French fight for economic reputation
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:36:49 GMT - Stung by criticism from abroad, leading figures in the French government have launched a PR blitz in defence of their country, says Hugh Schofield.
Why a Muslim woman is BJP's face in Kashmir
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:58:20 GMT - India's ruling BJP is making a serious attempt to win power in state elections in Jammu and Kashmir, reports Sanjoy Majumder.
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.
VIDEO: Why does the rouble keep sliding?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:27:14 GMT - Russia's president has warned of "catastrophic consequences" if the rouble continues to slide. The BBC examines how we got here.
VIDEO: Google case over web abuse settled
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:42:16 GMT - A UK businessman who took Google to court over malicious web postings directed at him, has reached a settlement with the firm.
Residents riled by smelly nuts
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:11:24 GMT - Autumnal spectacle is soured by 'vomit' stench of fallen fruit.
Dog follows team on 430-mile trek
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:05:27 GMT - After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 400 miles around Ecuador.
RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:41:37 GMT - A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
Wall Street edges to further highs
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:11:25 GMT - Wall Street stock markets continued their recent rally, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes inching to new records.
'Stealthy' spyware program uncovered
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:56:35 GMT - Sophisticated malicious programs used to spy on individuals and businesses represent a "challenge" to security firms, say experts
Breached webcam site owner seeks job
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:48:21 GMT - A website containing live links to thousands of baby monitors, webcams and CCTV feeds has shut down.
Argentina protests over Top Gear
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT - Argentina has expressed discontent to the BBC over its "inadequate" handling of complaints about a Top Gear special filmed in the country.
Miller drama set for world premiere
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:00:06 GMT - An unseen Arthur Miller drama about corruption in New York's docks in the 1950s will have its world premiere in Northampton next year.
Polar sub gauges sea ice thickness
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:11:06 GMT - A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
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.
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.
Female bosses 'more depressed'
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMT - Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
Hamilton on way to greatness - Stewart
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:07:45 GMT - Double world champion Lewis Hamilton cannot be considered a great yet but he is on the right path, says Sir Jackie Stewart.
Sports Personality shortlist named
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:19:01 GMT - Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
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?
Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:04:06 GMT - Jerusalem - perhaps the most fiercely contested stretch of ground anywhere in the world - has been the unlikely host to an Indian lodge for more than 800 years.
'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT - A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
Polynesia's billion dollar claim
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:26:19 GMT - Overseas territory demands compensation for atom bomb tests.
'Militant traders' raid Nigeria town
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:44:07 GMT - Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
Banker fit for Hong Kong murder trial
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:03:30 GMT - British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
Portuguese ex-PM back in court
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:43:45 GMT - Jose Socrates, Portugal's prime minister between 2005 and 2011, is questioned again by a judge on suspicion of corruption and money laundering.
Farc warning on release of general
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:17:00 GMT - Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:56:39 GMT - A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:49:49 GMT - Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
'Time is right' for new terror powers
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:22:25 GMT - The police and security services should get new powers to defend the UK from a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says.
Tax relief threat to private schools
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:19:01 GMT - A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" the yearly £700m they receive in rate relief by helping out state schools.
Review into school sex ed rape case
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:21:56 GMT - A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
Private aircraft in take-off accident
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:10:46 GMT - A private plane is involved in an accident on take-off from Biggin Hill in Bromley, south-east London.
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
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
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:45 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 20 November
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:28 GMT - Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
The battle for control of the cigarette packet
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:15:37 GMT - Countries with the most shocking photos on cigarette boxes
VIDEO: What makes the Chinese laugh?
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:56:56 GMT - Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
Born in Indonesia, murdered in Hong Kong
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:05:03 GMT - One woman's journey from a village to tragic death in the big city
How can a baby survive in a storm drain?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:29:12 GMT - How could a newborn survive for five days in a drain?
Video of nanny abusing toddler shocks Uganda
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:47:26 GMT - Maid's child abuse shocks Uganda
Day in pictures: 24 November 2014
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:49:11 GMT - Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
VIDEO: Flying the 'Nintendo' fighter jet
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:42:57 GMT - How easy is it to fly Britain's next generation of fighter jet?
Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:24:15 GMT - The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:09:54 GMT - Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
In pictures: Central Japan hit by powerful earthquake
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:43:04 GMT - Hundreds of homes destroyed by powerful earthquake in Japan

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