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- South Africa and world mourn Mandela
- South Africans and world leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95.
- Deadly storm lashes northern Europe
- Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges kill at least seven people in northern Europe, flood parts of Hamburg and leave thousands of homes without power.
- US jobless rate falls to 5-year low
- The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
- Italy convicts abducted Egypt cleric
- Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar, abducted by the CIA in Italy in 2003, is given a six-year jail term in absentia in Milan for terror offences.
- Biden urges Seoul-Tokyo co-operation
- US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
- Al-Qaeda claims Yemen ministry raid
- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says it was behind an attack on Yemen's defence ministry on Thursday that left 52 people dead.
- Microsoft disrupts ZeroAccess botnet
- Microsoft and law enforcement agencies disrupt ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets responsible for millions in fraud losses.
- Samsung and Philips raided by EU
- Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
- Germany raises growth forecasts
- Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
- Elton John's Russia gigs to go ahead
- Russian promoters insist Elton John's concerts will happen this weekend, despite concerns over the country's legal crackdown on gay rights.
- VIDEO: What is Nelson Mandela's legacy?
- What lasting changes has Nelson Mandela brought to a country that still sees a massive social divide between rich and poor?
- VIDEO: Nelson Mandela, in his own words
- In 2002, when the BBC was making a two part portrait of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby carried out a series of interviews with him.
- VIDEO: 'Time for new hands': Twilight years
- Nick Higham looks at the twilight years of the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
- VIDEO: Nelson Mandela the philanthropist
- Nelson Mandela will perhaps be remembered as much for his fight for the underprivileged as his fight against white minority rule.
- VIDEO: Nelson Mandela's 27 prison years
- During Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars, he became the world's most famous political prisoner.
- VIDEO: How attitudes to Mandela changed
- On 29 August 2007, Nelson Mandela's status in British culture was cemented when then prime minister Gordon Brown unveiled a statue in his honour. However, he was not always looked upon as favourably by the British political establishment.
- VIDEO: 'I met my hero, Mandela, behind bars'
- Tokyo Sexwale is one of South Africa's new generation of highly successful businessmen. But he's never forgotten his early years when Mandela, even from within a prison cell, was fighting to change South Africa.
- VIDEO: Mandela 'way ahead of the curve'
- In the course of making a two-part BBC profile of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby spoke to a number of leading figures who knew Mandela well, including former US President Bill Clinton
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- VIDEO: Interns fight back after unpaid work
- Samira Hussain reports on how interns are fighting back and successfully suing companies after having to work for free.
- Warning over rare metals in gadgets
- Modern technology is too reliant on rare materials whose scarcity could drastically set back innovation, a report warns.
- Android app caught sharing ID data
- Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, says the US Federal Trade Commission.
- Entertainment world mourns Mandela
- The news of the death of Nelson Mandela breaks during a royal gala screening about the life of the former South African president.
- Hopper work sells for record $40m
- A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
- Roaming sharks go home to give birth
- Researchers find direct evidence that female lemon sharks go back to their own birthplace to reproduce.
- Fruit-mad monkeys eat 50 per day
- New research on South and Central American monkeys suggests that size is a key indicator of diet.
- Nelson Mandela: Aids campaigner
- Though at first muted in his approach to HIV/Aids, Nelson Mandela became a dedicated advocate for a more vigorous approach to the disease.
- Vitamin D's disease role queried
- Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes.
- Sporting icons pay tribute to Mandela
- Muhammad Ali and Pele lead tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.
- Clarke world's best batsman - Haddin
- Michael Clarke's latest Ashes ton underlines his status as the world's best, says Australia team-mate Brad Haddin.
- 25 readers' designs for a new union jack
- After our piece on possible alternatives to the union jack, many readers decided to design their own.
- What would you ask a room of Nobel prizewinners?
- Send in the questions you would like to put to this year's Nobel prize winners.
- France takes military action in CAR
- A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched "immediately", as scores die in fresh sectarian fighting.
- Qantas credit rating cut to 'junk'
- Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
- Russia and Ukraine seek partnership
- Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych and Russia's Vladimir Putin hold surprise talks on a "strategic partnership treaty" a week after Ukraine backed out of signing a key deal with the EU.
- Mexico radioactive material found
- Stolen radioactive material, cobalt-60, is found in Mexico, but officials warn the thieves may have been exposed to deadly radiation levels.
- US teacher shot dead in Libya
- An American teacher is gunned down by unknown assailants while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
- US fast-food workers in strike
- Fast-food workers in several cities across the US stage a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.
- Tidal surge hits UK coastal towns
- Severe weather is affecting Britain, with thousands evacuated due to a tidal surge along the east coast and snow alerts in place in Scotland.
- Queen leads Nelson Mandela tributes
- The Queen says she is "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death and his legacy is a peaceful South Africa.
- Marine jailed for Afghan murder
- Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman sentenced to life by court martial for murdering insurgent in Afghanistan.
- E.On to raise energy prices by 3.7%
- UK energy supplier E.On announces average dual fuel bill increase of 3.7% from January 2014
- Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures
- Pictures of the life of anti-apartheid hero
- Your pictures: Pairs
- Readers' photos on the theme of pairs
- Day in pictures: 5 December 2013
- 24 hours of news photos: 5 December
- In pictures: Vintage Stones
- Gered Mankowitz’s private archive on show
- In pictures: Winter storm hits UK
- High winds and flooding in parts of country
- In pictures: Bangkok mood shifts
- Police ease tensions by removing barricades
- In pictures: With a conscious eye
- Three photojournalists work on show
- In pictures: Kiev protesters dig in
- Hundreds of Ukrainian protesters remain outside parliament
- Nelson Mandela: Timeline
- Nelson Mandela's journey in video and pictures
- What 'outraged modesty' means in India
- How India's approach to sex crimes remains stuck in the past
- How to kill off World Cup 'group of death'
- How the World Cup draw could be made fairer
- Quiz of the week's news
- RIP ugliest dog - but what kind was he?
- Interns fight against unpaid work
- The young workers fighting against unpaid work
- Scenes of life in Tibetan areas
- Images from a Tibetan area in western China
- Growing suffering of Syria's besieged civilians
- Civilian suffering getting worse in besieged Syrian towns
- Could hi-tech make cyclists safer?
- How new tech aims to make cycling safer
- Europe's first LGBT retirement home
- Sweden opens Europe's first LGBT retirement home
- Tact needed as global power shifts
- John Simpson on the changing face of world's superpowers
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