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- US considers sanctions against Ukraine
- The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.
- Thousands file past Mandela's body
- South Africans queue in their thousands to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela, which is lying in state for three days.
- US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid
- The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
- Pope named Time's Person of the Year
- Time Magazine names Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, saying he has pulled "the papacy out the palace and into the streets".
- Spy agencies 'track Google cookies'
- The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
- Syrian refugees hit by Lebanon storm
- The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
- India court reinstates gay sex ban
- India's Supreme Court overturns a 2009 ruling and upholds a law criminalising gay sex, in a move seen as a major blow to gay rights.
- Putin orders Arctic military boost
- Russian President Vladimir Putin tells his military leadership they should build up their forces in the Arctic as a priority.
- Mexico moves to open oil resources
- Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
- Anti-cheat software 'stops working'
- Universities have been forced to extend deadlines because software used to catch plagiarism stopped working.
- UN: Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal'
- Uruguay's decision to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana violates international law, the UN drugs watchdog says.
- G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge
- Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
- Outcry over 'fake' Mandela signer
- Sign language experts and deaf viewers complain that the interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a "fake" who was "signing rubbish".
- Movie captures Earth-Moon 'dance'
- The US space agency releases an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.
- VIDEO: Refugees 'burning shoes to survive'
- Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps along the Syria-Lebanon border are being forced to improvise to survive harsh winter conditions without aid.
- VIDEO: Loud noises used to drive away bats
- An Australian town is using loud noises in an attempt to drive away an infestation of almost 80,000 bats who are roosting in a local park.
- VIDEO: SEA Games open in Myanmar
- A lavish opening ceremony for the South East Asian Games has taken place in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Protesters fortify barricades in Kiev
- Police in Ukraine have abandoned attempts to clear anti-government protesters from the capital Kiev.
- VIDEO: CAR crisis - in 60 seconds
- BBC News takes a look at the crisis gripping the Central African Republic - in 60 seconds.
- VIDEO: Sun displayed in spectacular detail
- Nasa's Iris mission has observed the region between the Sun's surface and its outer layers, where temperatures reach 2,000,000C.
- VIDEO: Soldier's new life with bionic arm
- A soldier injured in battle says he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm.
- RBS fined $100m by US regulators
- The Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
- Facebook to join S&P 500 index
- Slightly over a year after its stock market debut, social networking site Facebook joins the S&P 500 index, which is made up of many of the world's largest firms.
- 'Revenge porn' site owner arrested
- A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection a "revenge porn" website which sought to extort victims.
- Spotify offers 'free' mobile service
- Spotify is to allow handsets and tablets to access its service without paid subscription for the first time.
- British success at SAG nominations
- British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
- Lost Sellers films to be screened
- Two rare films from Peter Sellers' early career will be shown in public for the first time in 50 years, at the 2014 Southend Film Festival.
- Dinosaur impact 'sent life to Mars'
- The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life from Earth to Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa, researchers say.
- Satellite detects Antarctic ice loss
- West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.
- Ulcer pills linked to B12 deficiency
- Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.
- Artificial sweetener 'is safe'
- The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
- Napoli 2-0 Arsenal
- Arsenal qualify for the Champions League knockout stages but have to settle for the runners-up spot in Group F after losing 2-0 to Napoli.
- Barcelona 6-1 Celtic
- Celtic equal their heaviest European defeat as they lose 6-1 at Barcelona, whose forward Neymar scores a hat-trick.
- Will Mandela's funeral be the biggest in history?
- Few events can have provided quite so much political stardust as the Nelson Mandela memorial service, where 52 presidents paid respects. But is it the biggest funeral?
- Financier taking on Russia’s oligarchy
- After William Browder’s lawyer died mysteriously in Moscow, he sought justice in a way only a wealthy global financier can.
- Brotherhood trial halted in Egypt
- Egyptian judges for the second time halt the trial of several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, after they refuse to stop disrupting proceedings.
- GM to stop making cars in Australia
- Holden, a subsidiary of General Motors, says it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, with almost 2,900 jobs to go.
- EU 'must stop paying Gaza officials'
- European auditors say the EU should stop paying the salaries of thousands of Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip who are not going to work.
- Mexico recovers radioactive material
- A radioactive source, which had been stolen in Mexico last week, is secured by a remote-controlled robot from the field where it was dumped.
- Dutch hostages released in Yemen
- A Dutch couple freed after six months in captivity in Yemen say they were "treated very well" by their kidnappers, a day after being released.
- US healthcare enrolment 'triples'
- Healthcare websites established under President Obama's health law enrolled twice as many people in November as the month before, the US says.
- Rent arrears fastest-growing problem
- Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
- Killer Cregan 'given police help'
- Double police-killer Dale Cregan was assisted to stay on the run by a police call handler and his mother, a court hears.
- Two Damien Hirst art works stolen
- Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 are stolen from a London gallery.
- Heathrow flights resume as fog lifts
- Dense fog forces at least 280 flight cancellations at London's Heathrow Airport, causing disruption for thousands of air travellers.
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- In pictures: Prayers for Mandela
- Mandela is remembered in church services
- In pictures: Mourning Mandela
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- In pictures: These precious things
- Items saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan
- The revenge porn avengers
- Women fighting back against revenge porn websites
- Child 'training' book triggers backlash
- Why a US book on child discipline has provoked a storm
- A world named after Mandela
- The roads, parks, bus stops and bars named after the late leader
- Syria sides fight for keeps as Geneva peace talks loom
- Syria sides vie for position as Geneva peace talks loom
- Day in pictures: 11 December 2013
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- VIDEO: Rappers fuelled by cough medicine drug
- How a cough medicine drug fuelled Houston's hip hop scene
- Uruguay bill pioneers state control of cannabis market
- Why Uruguay is legalising its marijuana market
- In pictures: Kashmir's 'half-widows'
- The agony of Kashmir's 'half-widows'
- The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas
- How to thwart those trying to catch you out over Christmas
- TB resistance is a 'ticking time bomb'
- 'If mum takes her mask off, we are all at risk'
- Photography's golden age
- A golden era for photography
- No selfies at Mandela coffin
- Police enforce strict ban on mobile phones at Mandela coffin
- Why India's gay community is in shock
- Soutik Biswas: Why India's gay community is in shock
- Will China expel foreign journalists?
- Is China poised to expel two major US news outlets?
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