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Ferguson protests spread across US  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:55:42 GMT
A dozen US cities see new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Missouri, with rioting in California. 
Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:53:56 GMT
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy. 
Climate fixes 'could harm billions'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:12:15 GMT
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. 
Cricketer Hughes 'remains critical'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:57:18 GMT
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball in a match. 
Theft of shoes from WW2 death camp  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:49:21 GMT
Thieves steal shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims from a former concentration camp in Poland. 
Dozens arrested in HK crackdown  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:02:41 GMT
Scores of protesters including two prominent student leaders are arrested in Mong Kok during operations to dismantle protest camps. 
AC/DC drummer appears in court in NZ  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:53:34 GMT
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. 
Shakespeare Folio found in France  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:44 GMT
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town. 
Messi breaks Champions League record  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:54 GMT
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia. 
Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:43:39 GMT
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris. 
VIDEO: What does Ukraine's future hold?  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:29:05 GMT
One year since popular protests began in Ukraine, a new government prepares to take office, amid calls for reform. 
VIDEO: Where now for HK protesters?  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:09:32 GMT
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  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:07:46 GMT
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:47:34 GMT
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VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:29 GMT
A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.