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Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:18:39 GMT
More than 100 elderly women who worked as sex workers near a US camp in South Korea are seeking compensation from the South Korean government. 
The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:42 GMT
India's clean-up threatens to clear out Delhi’s rubbish collectors, writes Andrew North. 
Canberra Christmas lights set record  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:42:39 GMT
A Christmas display of more than 1.2 million LED lights in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record. 
Extinct giant penguin found in shed  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:03:45 GMT
A bird that would have towered above today's largest species is rediscovered thanks to 3D printing. 
DR Congo 'coup plotters' acquitted  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:40:56 GMT
A group of 15 men accused of plotting to assassinate the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have been acquitted by a South African court. 
Safety inquiry after Hughes's death  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:37:33 GMT
Cricket Australia will hold an investigation into player safety following the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes. 
Back me on migration, PM tells EU  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:04:10 GMT
David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail. 
Brazil legend Pele is 'improving'  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:04:48 GMT
Brazil legend Pele is improving but remains in intensive care having been admitted to hospital with a urinary infection. 
Gaza floods prompt emergency status  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:04:32 GMT
After days of heavy rain, the UN declares a state of emergency amid severe flooding in the Gaza Strip, still damaged from the summer war. 
Woman wins £337m in divorce case  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:11:45 GMT
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case. 
NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial money  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:25:25 GMT
NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect". 
Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:59:49 GMT
Former prime minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives. 
Lenny Henry to guest edit R4's Today  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:26:17 GMT
Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period. 
Service remembers Clutha crash dead  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:58:42 GMT
An ecumenical service will be held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash in which 10 people died. 
Day in pictures: 28 November 2014  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:30:35 GMT
24 hours of news images: 28 November 
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