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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.

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.

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

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.

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sex assault charge for radio host
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

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.

VIDEO: Nun's Like a Virgin hit raises eyebrows
A nun who won Italy's version of The Voice singing contest has released an album, revealing some unusual song choices.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

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.

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VIDEO: Cat meat off the menu in Switzerland?
An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.

VIDEO: Where now for HK protesters?
The removal of the Mong Kok activist camp by the authorities means protests in Hong Kong continue in just two sites.

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.

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.

Gordon Corera: Thwarting terror's cyber warfare
Tackling the foe online is key for a modern counter-terrorist operation, says Gordon Corera, but there are concerns over free speech.

Kick-starting the European economy
Jean-Claude Juncker has launched the European Commission's New Deal, and it will be judged by its success or failure.

How many more Fergusons are there?
How many other towns and cities across America have exactly the same cocktail of problems that one spark could ignite, the BBC's Jon Sopel asks.

Can internet companies monitor terrorists?
Big tech firms, and in particular Facebook, are under pressure to become more active in the battle against terrorism. But what are their current arrangements?

VIDEO: How Ferguson protests spread
BBC News looks at the aftermath of the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed black teenager Michael Brown.

Picture power: Pausing the moment
Looking at the story behind an image by Carl Court of a student protest in London.

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.

Watson to sell Nobel Prize for DNA
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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.

Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting
The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.

Sony to pay Vita owners after bad ad
Sony agrees to reimburse some owners of the PlayStation Vita after being accused of making false claims about its features.

Museum switches on historic computer
A project to recreate one of Britain's pioneering computers reaches a key milestone at the National Museum of Computing.

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.

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.

UK team's data bonanza from comet
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Gravity map traces ocean circulation
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.

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
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
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

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.

Rodgers has three weeks - Grobbelaar
Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar criticises Simon Mignolet and says Brendan Rodgers has "three weeks" to save his job.

The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher
Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.

The battle for control of the cigarette packet
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.

Passengers 'push frozen plane'
People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes.

Beijing shop 'bans Chinese people'
A clothes shop in the Chinese capital is embroiled in a racism row after banning locals from entering.

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.

HK policemen arrested over beating
Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.

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.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.

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

Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway
Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

'Radical' Scottish land reform plan
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces plans to take action against landowners who pose a "barrier" to development.

Burglars admit attacking lecturer
Four men admit a burglary during which a university lecturer was savagely beaten at his south London home.

Your pictures: Insects
Readers' photos on the theme of "insects"

In pictures: Ferguson riots aftermath
Scenes of widespread damage in Ferguson

Day in pictures: 25 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 25 November

In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson
Night of unrest follows a jury's decision

The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas

Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014
The best news photos from around the world

Day in pictures: 24 November 2014
24 hours of news images: 24 November

In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States

Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds
Six World War One battlegrounds in unexpected places

The Taliban's psychiatrist
How militants trusted this man with their deepest secrets

Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?
Do the sets designed by Lego discourage imagination?

How cricket helmets changed
Do cricket helmets do enough to protect the head?

Legendary London lamb chop enters stratosphere
Where did space lamb chop come from?

A new face for Africa's men
BBC man embraces South Africa's male beauty revolution

Day in pictures: 26 November 2014
Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Child soldiers join fight in Ukraine
Teenagers join fight on both sides in Ukraine's conflict

The women finding freedom in South Caucasus nightclubs
Caucasus women seek independence through clubbing

Will Opec cut oil production?
Should Opec cut production to boost prices?



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