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—Bill Maher Comedian, commentator

 

World News From BBC

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. 
SA ventriloquist beats gagging order  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:42:32 GMT
A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order. 
Suspended Tesco exec leaves company  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:55:43 GMT
The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:16 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Ubisoft apologises for Assassin bugs  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:58:03 GMT
The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation. 
UK swells list of banned websites  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:10:42 GMT
The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block. 
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. 
Rocky Horror sequel set for London  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:06:17 GMT
Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London. 
Risk from extreme weather rises  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities. 
UK team's data bonanza from comet  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:50 GMT
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died. 
'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:43 GMT
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients. 
Italy suspends flu drug over deaths  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:21:10 GMT
Italy suspends the use of two batches of a flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis amid reports three deaths may be linked to the drug. 
'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:35:31 GMT
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns. 
Abbott 'holding up' after Hughes death  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:53:28 GMT
Bowler Sean Abbott is 'holding up well' after batsman Phillip Hughes's death, despite fears he may not play cricket again. 
How I drank urine and bat blood to survive  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT
Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived.