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VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:16 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Ubisoft apologises for Assassin bugs  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:58:03 GMT
The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation. 
UK swells list of banned websites  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:10:42 GMT
The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block. 
Crime author PD James dies aged 94  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:36:54 GMT
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94. 
Rocky Horror sequel set for London  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:06:17 GMT
Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London. 
Risk from extreme weather rises  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities. 
UK team's data bonanza from comet  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:50 GMT
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died. 
'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:43 GMT
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients. 
Italy suspends flu drug over deaths  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:21:10 GMT
Italy suspends the use of two batches of a flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis amid reports three deaths may be linked to the drug. 
'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:35:31 GMT
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns. 
Abbott 'holding up' after Hughes death  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:53:28 GMT
Bowler Sean Abbott is 'holding up well' after batsman Phillip Hughes's death, despite fears he may not play cricket again. 
How I drank urine and bat blood to survive  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT
Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived. 
Left to the mercy of the Taliban  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:10:39 GMT
Interpreters who worked with US forces in Afghanistan are being hunted down by the Taliban. Thousands have fled to the US - but others have been blacklisted. 
Azeris angry over Euro Games mascots  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:23:02 GMT
The 2015 European Games mascots will be a pomegranate and a gazelle, but sports fans are unimpressed. 
Colombia hippo sterilisations begin  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:21:51 GMT
Vets in Colombia begin to sterilise hippos descended from animals shipped to a private zoo which belonged to the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar. 
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