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VIDEO: Snow and rain calms Ferguson protest

November 27, 2014 - 6:43am
After two days of unrest, the streets of Ferguson in Missouri were mostly quiet on Wednesday night, as Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.
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Japan reporter denies S Korea libel

November 27, 2014 - 6:25am
A Japanese reporter denies defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye, at the start of a trial criticised by Japan and local journalists.
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Propaganda warning over Ukraine conflict

November 27, 2014 - 6:15am
Europe's governments told to get out of news business
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India match off after Hughes death

November 27, 2014 - 6:01am
A match between a Cricket Australia XI and India is cancelled after the death of Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes.
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Radio host charged over sexual abuse

November 27, 2014 - 5:34am
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio host Jian Ghomeshi appeared in court to face sexual assault charges.
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Israeli Arab 'second class' protest

November 27, 2014 - 5:31am
Hundreds of Israeli Arabs stamp their Facebook pictures with "second class citizen" to protest at a proposed law.
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Greek services paralysed by strike

November 27, 2014 - 5:15am
A 24-hour general strike over austerity measures shuts schools and public offices in Greece and heavily disrupted transport.
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Hughes injury 'incredibly rare'

November 27, 2014 - 5:01am
The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare".
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Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge

November 27, 2014 - 4:16am
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.
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HK student leader taken to court

November 27, 2014 - 3:51am
Prominent student leader Joshua Wong and other activists appear in a Hong Kong court to face charges following their arrests in Mong Kok.
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Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

November 27, 2014 - 3:49am
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.
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'A hero to kids around the nation'

November 27, 2014 - 3:29am
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland pays tribute to batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died after being struck by a ball.
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Williams could replace North on wing

November 27, 2014 - 2:58am
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
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Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

November 27, 2014 - 2:55am
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
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Lord Coe to run for IAAF presidency

November 27, 2014 - 2:27am
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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Japan's shares fall in mixed trade

November 27, 2014 - 1:57am
Asian shares saw mixed trading on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world.
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Thai elections 'could be delayed'

November 27, 2014 - 12:36am
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
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Philippines economy slows sharply

November 27, 2014 - 12:21am
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
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Kim sister given senior N Korea role

November 27, 2014 - 12:03am
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
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VIDEO: Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

November 26, 2014 - 11:58pm
BBC Sport looks back at the career of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit on the head.
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