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- US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid
- The US and UK suspend all "non-lethal assistance" for the opposition in northern Syria after Islamist rebels seize Free Syrian Army bases.
- 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.
- Pope named Time's Person of the Year
- Time Magazine names Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, saying he had pulled "the papacy out the palace and into the streets".
- Ukraine police abandon stand-off
- Pro-EU protesters in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, push back riot police from their protest bastions as the interior minister promises not to use force.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hopi masks to return to their tribe
- A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
- 'Revenge porn' site owner arrested
- A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection a "revenge porn" website which sought to extort victims.
- French kill suspected Mali Islamists
- The French army confirms that it killed 19 people in a clash with suspected Islamists earlier this week in Mali.
- 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.
- Two Damien Hirst art works stolen
- Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 are stolen from a London gallery.
- Outcry over 'inept' S Africa signer
- Deaf viewers of Nelson Mandela's memorial service complain that the official interpreter 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: Ukrainian protesters push back police
- Hundreds of anti-government protesters inside city hall in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, have pushed back riot police trying to dislodge them.
- VIDEO: CAR crisis - in 60 seconds
- BBC News takes a look at the crisis gripping the Central African Republic - in 60 seconds.
- 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: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- 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.
- VIDEO: Uruguay votes to legalise marijuana
- Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.
- VIDEO: Ultrasound scan using your phone
- Medical students from the US have brought together a number of medical mobile phone applications to create a 10 minute physical examination, including and ultrasound scan and heart rate monitor.
- EU wrestles with bank rescue plan
- The EU edges towards a common mechanism for rescuing problem banks, in a drive to avoid any more taxpayer-funded bailouts.
- US budget deal reached in Congress
- An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
- Four arrests over '£1m cyber theft'
- Four people are held in London and £80,000 in cash is seized by police investigating a suspected £1m theft from two banks.
- Zavvi threatens PlayStation shoppers
- Online retailer warns gamers to whom it accidentally sent copies of the PlayStation Vita that they may face legal action if they have not returned them.
- 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.
- Prior demands England fight, not sulk
- Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says England must "come out fighting" and not "sulk" if they are to turn around the Ashes series.
- Pellegrini confusion as Man City win
- Manuel Pellegrini appears not to realise his Manchester City team were one goal from winning Champions League Group D.
- 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.
- French deployment in CAR 'necessary'
- President Francois Hollande defends France's military intervention in the Central African Republic, after two French soldiers were killed in Bangui.
- 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.
- 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.
- Uruguay votes to legalise marijuana
- Uruguay's parliament votes to legalise the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana - the first country to do so.
- 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.
- Supervolcano 'even more colossal'
- The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
- Lloyds bank in record £28m fine
- Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
- Judges allow Scientology wedding
- A woman who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel wins her Supreme Court challenge as judges rule the church is a 'place of meeting for religious worship'.
- Heathrow flights resume as fog lifts
- Dense fog clears from London's Heathrow Airport after causing at least 125 flight cancellations but passengers are continuing to face delays.
- Ofsted 'two nations' school warning
- Sir Michael Wilshaw says the "battle against mediocrity" must improve schools in all parts of England.
- In pictures: Kiribati, Cook Is. & Tonga
- The journey in the Pacific Islands
- In pictures: Tidal surge aerial view
- An aerial view of Norfolk coast
- In pictures: The Art of Building 2013
- Shortlisted entries for this year's competition
- Day in pictures: 10 December 2014
- 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
- Week in pictures: 30 November - 6 December 2013
- Photos from around the world
- In pictures: Prayers for Mandela
- Mandela is remembered in church services
- In pictures: Mourning Mandela
- Images from South Africa and around the world
- In pictures: These precious things
- Items saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan
- Child 'training' book triggers backlash
- Why a US book on child discipline has provoked a storm
- Are prison isolation units torture?
- Are California's 'isolation' prison cells torture?
- 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
- Twenty-four hours of news photos from around the world
- 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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