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'Boko Haram' kills Nigeria fishermen  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:43:44 GMT
Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say. 
China swimmer Sun Yang 'was banned'  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:49:50 GMT
Chinese Olympics champion swimmer Sun Yang was banned for three months earlier this year after failing a drugs test, state media report. 
MH17 wreckage leaves rebel Ukraine  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:28:50 GMT
Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv. 
Farc warning on release of general  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:17:00 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release. 
Volleyball woman out of Iran prison  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:42:25 GMT
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says. 
Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:49:49 GMT
Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78. 
Ransom ban among anti-terror measures  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:21:12 GMT
Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary. 
RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:07:24 GMT
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal. 
Price wars lead to food firms closing  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:23:46 GMT
A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims. 
Ex-minister to call for UK's EU exit  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:11:34 GMT
Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue. 
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:15:29 GMT
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas 
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