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French dad loses adoption fight  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:12:47 GMT
A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother. 
Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:24:15 GMT
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach. 
Cairo building collapse kills 17  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:25:40 GMT
Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 17 people. 
Five children die in US house fire  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:31 GMT
Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report. 
Learning disability care 'failing'  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:04:27 GMT
The government is failing those with learning disabilities by keeping them in hospitals far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England says. 
New anti-terror powers to be unveiled  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:38:44 GMT
New measures to tackle terrorism are to be published by the home secretary, days after she said the UK faces a "greater" terror threat than ever before. 
Vodafone gave too much data to police  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:02:33 GMT
Vodafone sent the phone data of more than 1,000 News UK workers to police after being asked for the details of just one journalist, the Met Police says. 
Call for £2bn more for NHS in England  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:46 GMT
Calls for extra money for the NHS in England are intensifying after latest figures show the deficit is growing as performance deteriorates. 
Day in pictures: 25 November 2014  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:05 GMT
24 hours of news images: 25 November 
In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:45 GMT
Night of unrest follows a jury's decision 
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: 24 November 2014  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:49:11 GMT
24 hours of news images: 24 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 
Day in pictures: 21 November 2014  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:30 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 November