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China village 'shuns' boy with HIV  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:35:19 GMT
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media. 
EU leaders focus on investment boost  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:05:18 GMT
EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit. 
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. 
Palestinian peace plan put before UN  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:35:02 GMT
A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan. 
Sony cancels The Interview release  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:37:23 GMT
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it. 
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. 
Fugitive in light aircraft arrest  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:10:14 GMT
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft. 
Boris flight passenger admits assault  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:59:06 GMT
An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft. 
English council funds 'cut by 1.8%'  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:24 GMT
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says. 
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 
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT
Images from around the world: 16 December