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- VIDEO: Typhoon street re-builds one month on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:58:32 GMT
- Four weeks ago a typhoon ripped through the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, claiming lives, destroying homes and ruining livelihoods.
- VIDEO: Huge pro-EU rally grips Ukraine Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:47:05 GMT
- Pro-EU protesters have camped out in Ukraine's capital overnight, seeking the resignation of the country's government.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:00:56 GMT
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- VIDEO: VW Kombi: The end of the road Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:05:00 GMT
- Volkswagen is to stop making the Kombi and a motoring era is coming to an end.
- VIDEO: Singapore bus death sparks riot Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:15:02 GMT
- Police in Singapore have made 27 arrests after hundreds of people took part in a riot sparked by the death of an Indian national.
- VIDEO: Violence at Brazil football match Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:18:10 GMT
- A football match in southern Brazil is suspended for an hour after a violent brawl breaks out between rival fans.
- VIDEO: Deadly train collision in Indonesia Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:12:39 GMT
- A commuter train has collided with a truck carrying gas canisters in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
- Food price rise alert for Scotland Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:52:01 GMT
- Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets may consider increasing their prices north of the border, should Scotland vote for independence next year.
- Indian shares hit record high Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:04:36 GMT
- Indian shares hit a record high as the main opposition party, seen as business friendly, wins an absolute majority in assembly elections.
- Warning over 4Chan Xbox One prank Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:26:20 GMT
- Xbox One owners are being warned about an internet prank that could wreck their console and render it inoperable.
- Police crackdown on pirate site ads Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:27:02 GMT
- City of London Police crack down on pirate sites and ask companies to stop advertising on them.
- Frozen snowballs Hunger Games in US Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:40:41 GMT
- Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
- Manila crime caper is top indie film Mon, 09 Dec 2013 03:47:42 GMT
- Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
- Gene-testing company 'here to stay' Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:08:06 GMT
- Personal-genetics company 23andMe says it is "not going anywhere", after the Food and Drug Administration ordered it to stop marketing-spit testing kits.
- Schools 'making gender bias worse' Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:37:37 GMT
- Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.