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—Ronald Wilson Reagan (b. 1911) 40th US President, Republican

 

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Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:19:25 GMT
Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output. 
Mexican president to overhaul police  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:21:38 GMT
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September. 
Sporting world rallies around Abbott  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:06:19 GMT
The cricketing world rallies around bowler Sean Abbott amid fears he may never play again after batsman Phillip Hughes's death. 
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. 
European MPs want Google break-up  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:15:51 GMT
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses. 
Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:08:01 GMT
At least 35 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say. 
Indian girls 'killed themselves'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:49:13 GMT
Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered. 
Yemen raid missed Western hostages  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:41:39 GMT
US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved. 
Israel 'foils Jerusalem attacks'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:47:19 GMT
Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium. 
Libya cafe bombed over graphic video  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:11:32 GMT
A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen. 
Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:53:06 GMT
A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action. 
Brazil legend Pele in hospital  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:33:18 GMT
Brazil legend Pele is transferred to a special care unit in Sao Paulo following treatment for a urinary infection. 
VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:21:20 GMT
Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws. 
VIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:18 GMT
A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it. 
VIDEO: Football club pay for woman's home  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:39:07 GMT
Rayo Vallecano football club in Spain say they will help an evicted woman get a new home. 
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