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US mulls putting NK on terror list  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:26 GMT
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. 
Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:56:02 GMT
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August. 
Tunisia rivals in poll dispute  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:29:07 GMT
Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call. 
Obama condemns killings of NY police  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:39:01 GMT
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city. 
Pakistan carries out more executions  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:50:45 GMT
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre. 
Mother charged with Cairns murders  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:04:03 GMT
Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece. 
Jordan ends death penalty moratorium  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:13:36 GMT
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty. 
Muhammad Ali ill with pneumonia  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:19:30 GMT
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says. 
FBI talks over Lockerbie bombing  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:11:21 GMT
Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing. 
Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:40:27 GMT
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89. 
Elton John and David Furnish marry  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:34:33 GMT
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website. 
VIDEO: What is the winter solstice?  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:26:22 GMT
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year. 
VIDEO: Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:44:46 GMT
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year. 
VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:22:02 GMT
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:37:24 GMT
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US mulls putting NK on terror list  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:26 GMT
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