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- Ferguson protests spread across US
- Protests have been held in more than a dozen US cities over the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed a black teenager in Missouri.
- HK policemen arrested over beating
- Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nato fears Russian Black Sea control
- Nato's top commander warns that Russia's increased military presence in the annexed region of Crimea could be used to control the Black Sea.
- China drafts domestic violence law
- China drafts its first national law against domestic violence, long seen as a private matter in the country.
- Germany backs female directors quota
- Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.
- Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'
- The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.
- 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.
- Three years to study Kim Jong-un
- Secondary school students in North Korea will now have to complete an 81-hour course on the country's leader.
- Passengers 'push frozen plane'
- People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Colombia rebels release two soldiers
- Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.
- 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.
- Ghana cocaine bust turns political
- Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport.
- Sudan 'wants UN rights office shut'
- Sudan's government has asked the UN-Africa Union force in Darfur (Unamid) to shut its human rights office, the joint peacekeeping mission says.
- Gunmen kill Pakistan polio workers
- Four polio vaccination workers are shot dead and three injured in the south-west Pakistani city of Quetta.
- 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.
- Messi breaks Champions League record
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia.
- 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.
- Raqqa air strikes death toll rises
- Almost 100 people are now believed to have died in a series of government air strikes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa on Tuesday.
- 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
- Concerns over terror exclusion plans
- The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
- Meters overcharge 1.5m gas customers
- About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.
- 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.
- Opec split over oil output cuts
- Saudi Arabia suggests it will not push for output cuts to help push up oil prices, as Opec oil producers prepare for Thursday's meeting in Vienna.
- 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.
- Boks make five changes for Wales
- South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has made five changes to his starting XV to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
- 'Weak Mignolet has been exposed'
- Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar criticises Simon Mignolet and says Brendan Rodgers has "three weeks" to save his job.
- Kompany & Zabaleta on Fifa shortlist
- Man City's Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta join Chelsea's Filipe Luis and Branislav Ivanovic on Fifa World XI shortlist.
- 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.
- 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.
- Witherspoon and Kidman set for TV
- Oscar winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are to star in a TV series written by Ally McBeal writer David E Kelley.
- VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?
- In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on directing Unbroken
- Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken.
- VIDEO: In search of the American Dream
- 1954 saw the closure of Ellis Island. Isabel Belarsky passed through the American mass immigration centre.
- 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.
- VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope
- A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
- Child soldiers join fight in Ukraine
- Teenagers join fight on both sides in Ukraine's conflict
- Day in pictures: 26 November 2014
- Striking news images from around the world
- A new face for Africa's men
- BBC man embraces South Africa's male beauty revolution
- The women finding freedom in South Caucasus nightclubs
- Caucasus women seek independence through clubbing
- Delhi media gossip sets Indian Twitter abuzz
- Twitter gossip tempts Delhi's chattering classes
- The Taliban's psychiatrist
- How militants trusted this man with their deepest secrets
- Will Opec cut oil production?
- Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
- Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds
- Six World War One battlegrounds in unexpected places
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