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Colombia general 'free next week'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:21:47 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says. 
Palestinian man shot dead in Gaza  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:12:21 GMT
A Palestinian man in Gaza is shot and killed by Israeli troops, local health officials say, the first such death since a 50-day summer conflict. 
Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:09:42 GMT
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer. 
UK 'unlikely to meet' migration target  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:30:49 GMT
EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says. 
'Up to five' terror plots stopped  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:06:43 GMT
Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says. 
Band Aid single storms to number one  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:59:37 GMT
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart. 
BA plane in second unplanned landing  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:24:11 GMT
A London-bound British Airways plane makes a second unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport within three days. 
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: 21 November 2014  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:30 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 November 
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States 
Picture power: Bird flu  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT
The story behind the picture 
In pictures: Mike Nichols films  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:30 GMT
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols 
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:45 GMT
24 hours of news images: 20 November 
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:28 GMT
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award 
Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:59:56 GMT
Expressions of hope through art in Iraq 
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