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- UN seeks North Korea ICC charges Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:59:59 GMT
- The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
- Putin seeks to ease economic fears Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:43 GMT
- President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
- Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:13:14 GMT
- Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.
- Tests claim Ebosse died from beating Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:51:12 GMT
- New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
- 'Slenderman' accused to stand trial Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:46:27 GMT
- Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
- Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:29 GMT
- Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
- Record 500,000 started university Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:47:55 GMT
- Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
- Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:04:28 GMT
- Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
- Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:34:37 GMT
- Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.
- Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT
- Images from around the world: 18 December
- Your pictures of the year 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT
- A selection of the best readers' photos
- In pictures: US-Cuban relations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT
- Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
- Picture power: Under the dress Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT
- Actress America Ferrera red-faced
- In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT
- Families have begun burying their dead
- Picture power: A scar on the landscape Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT
- Brazil's worst drought in 80 years