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Germany backs female directors quota  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:10:55 GMT
Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday. 
Colombia rebels release two soldiers  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:47:42 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks. 
Eight hostages freed in Yemen raid  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:44:48 GMT
Yemeni troops take part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, but there are conflicting reports of US involvement 
Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:07:16 GMT
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson. 
Concerns over terror exclusion plans  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:27:34 GMT
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published 
Meters overcharge 1.5m gas customers  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:32:05 GMT
About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted. 
'Radical' Scottish land reform plan  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:21:46 GMT
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces plans to take action against landowners who pose a "barrier" to development. 
Burglars admit attacking lecturer  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:22:33 GMT
Four men admit a burglary during which a university lecturer was savagely beaten at his south London home. 
Your pictures: Insects  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:12:17 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "insects" 
In pictures: Ferguson riots aftermath  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:28:14 GMT
Scenes of widespread damage in Ferguson 
Day in pictures: 25 November 2014  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:05 GMT
24 hours of news images: 25 November 
In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:45 GMT
Night of unrest follows a jury's decision 
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:15:29 GMT
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas 
Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT
The best news photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 24 November 2014  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:49:11 GMT
24 hours of news images: 24 November