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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Thursday, December 18 2014 04:34 PM

GlobalNews: 18 Dec 14 PM Putin upbeat on Russian economy

Thursday, December 18 2014 04:22 PM

More than 30 killed in attack in Nigeria / Cuban-Americans divided over rebuilding links with Havana / Peshawar schoolchildren defiant after Tuesday's attack / European Court of Justice ruling on obesity...

GlobalNews: 18 Dec 14 AM New era of US-Cuban relations

Thursday, December 18 2014 12:56 AM

Sony cancels a Christmas release / FARC calls an indefinite truce / Vast ocean hidden beneath the earth's crust...

GlobalNews: 17 Dec 14 PM Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Wednesday, December 17 2014 04:32 PM

What action will Pakistan take on Taliban ? / The yard building world's largest vessel / First woman bishop for the Church of England...

GlobalNews: 17 Dec 14 AM Peshawar mourns its dead

Wednesday, December 17 2014 01:35 AM

More funerals for school massacre victims/ Rouble freefall continues amid US sanctions threat / Jeb Bush for president? / Arctic squirrel outed...

GlobalNews: 16 Dec 14 PM Massacre at Pakistani school

Tuesday, December 16 2014 04:32 PM

How will Pakistan tackle its radical Islamists ? / Erdogan accused of eroding Turkish democracy / How Sydney cafe gunman behaved during siege / What is an "earworm" ?...

GlobalNews: 16 Dec 14 AM 3 dead as Sydney siege ends

Tuesday, December 16 2014 12:35 AM

Russian interest rates leap to 17 percent / Germans protest against asylum-seekers / A long-forgotten Disney character is rediscovered...

GlobalNews: 15 Dec 14 PM Gunman holds hostages in Sydney

Monday, December 15 2014 03:48 PM

Has Russian law triggered a rise in homophobia ? / Tackling FGM in Gambia / Young Iranians defying law by cohabiting...

GlobalNews: 15 Dec 14 AM Sydney cafe siege

Monday, December 15 2014 12:53 AM

Police surround Sydney cafe where hostages taken / EU says Turkish newspaper raids against European values / Egypt pharaoh statue lifted...

GlobalNews: 14 Dec 14 SUN Japan exit polls suggest Abe victory

Sunday, December 14 2014 02:19 PM

Deal reached at UN climate talks / Turkey raids opposition-linked media / Western sanctions and the Kalashnikov....

GlobalNews: 13 Dec 14 SAT Climate summit goes into overtime

Saturday, December 13 2014 04:12 PM

Shia pilgrims mark Arbaeen climax / India arrests man over pro-IS tweets / The dangers of cooking stoves....

GlobalNews: 12 Dec 14 PM: Climate talks - final day

Friday, December 12 2014 02:42 PM

Deal or no deal - climate deadline looms / Korean Airlines grovelling apology / A father's musical tribute to his murdered daughter...

GlobalNews: 12 Dec 14 CIA chief defends techniques

Thursday, December 11 2014 08:01 PM

CIA chief defends interrogation methods; Kabul bomb at French cultural centre; Paletinian minister burial; Early Apple computer auctioned....

GlobalNews: 11 Dec 14 PM Reaction to BBC jihadist report

Thursday, December 11 2014 03:49 PM

Hong Kong democracy protest camp removed / Mystery of the missing Vietnamese brides in China / Google in Spain to end its Google News service / Retro computers and their value...

GlobalNews: 11 Dec 14 AM 'Jihadist attacks killed more than 5000 last month'

Thursday, December 11 2014 12:39 AM

Hear from a former CIA detainee / Award for all fighting ebola / Rosetta discovers it's the wrong water on 67P....

GlobalNews: 10 Dec 14 PM: Malala receives Nobel award

Wednesday, December 10 2014 04:08 PM

Palestinian minister dies at protest / Judge allows Pistorius appeal / Brazil truth commission report / Egypt's struggle for democracy...

GlobalNews: 10 Dec 14 AM CIA condemned over 'torture'

Wednesday, December 10 2014 01:10 AM

Is Putin 'toning down'anti-Ukraine rhetoric? / Should the Washington Redskins change their name? / The South African domestic worker who could win Masterchef...

GlobalNews: 09 Dec 14 PM: US awaits CIA report

Tuesday, December 09 2014 03:36 PM

Last French hostage released / Wealth gap widens / Sex education in India / The man who took on an anaconda...

GlobalNews: 09 Dec 14 AM CIA report prompts US alert

Tuesday, December 09 2014 12:44 AM

UN appeals for record $16bn in aid / Problems for Russia's last independent TV station / Qatar criticised over treatment of migrant workers / British MP apologises for playing computer games at work...

GlobalNews: 08 Dec 14 PM: Dewani cleared of murder

Monday, December 08 2014 03:34 PM

'No change' to US hostage raids policy / Uber cabs ban after Delhi rape claim / Korean airplane nuts row...

GlobalNews:08 Dec14 AM No impunity for Mexico student killers

Monday, December 08 2014 12:22 AM

Yemen migrant deaths / Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes / Should civilian drones be more tightly regulated?...

GlobalNews: 7 Dec 14 SUN Taliban chief "repatriated"

Sunday, December 07 2014 04:24 PM

Latest on Typhoon Hagupit / North Korea denies Sony attack / The Growth of Major League soccer in the US....

GlobalNews: 06 Dec 14 Hostages die in rescue bid

Saturday, December 06 2014 04:07 PM

US military operation in Yemen / Typhoon Hagupit arrives in the Philippines / The anger of Syria's Christians...

GlobalNews: 05 Dec 14 PM ICC drops Uhuru Kenyatta charges

Friday, December 05 2014 02:44 PM

Orion deep space capsule launches / Rich nations 'fail Syria refugees' / Electric eels 'remotely control their prey'....

GlobalNews: 05 Dec 14 AM Progress hailed in tackling sexual assault in US Military

Friday, December 05 2014 01:00 AM

Eric Garner death: Call for action / Zimbabwe's President warns potential plotters / Kenya breaks cyber crime network...

GlobalNews: 04 Dec 14 PM Putin tells Russia that hard times are coming

Thursday, December 04 2014 04:35 PM

US probe into New York chokehold death / Orion 'Mars ship' launch postponed / The rebirth of Polaroid....

GlobalNews: 04 Dec 14 AM This year 'to be warmest ever'

Thursday, December 04 2014 01:27 AM

UN warns over climate change / NASA prepares for blast-off / The strange requests of Australians abroad...

GlobalNews: 03 Dec 14 PM IS ' significantly ' damaged - Kerry

Wednesday, December 03 2014 03:41 PM

Iran rejects US reports it carried out air-strikes in Iraq / Elections in Israel on March 17 / Germany pays tribute to woman killed defending girls / Can you live in London using only the digital currency Bitcoin?...

GlobalNews: 03 Dec 14 AM Israel new election planned

Tuesday, December 02 2014 10:32 PM

New election expected in Israel after the sacking of two ministers / US believes Iranian jets have bombed IS targets in Iraq / And if you're left handed prepare to earn less - according to study...

GlobalNews: 02 Dec 14 PM: Kenya al-Shabab massacre

Tuesday, December 02 2014 02:27 PM

Islamic State leader's wife and child arrested / Hong Kong Occupy leaders 'surrender' / Idi Amin's son to enter politics / Irish woman footballer in contention for FIFA goal of the year...

GlobalNews: 02 Dec 14 AM Winning battle against HIV?

Tuesday, December 02 2014 01:21 AM

Claims virus becoming less deadly / FBI warning over US cyber attack / Mystery surrounds freed Colombian general / Secret celebrity confessions...

GlobalNews: 01 Dec 14 PM UN Ebola target missed

Monday, December 01 2014 01:48 PM

UN misses self imposed ebola target/Syria regugee aid stopped/Robots in warfare/ACDC five decades on...

GlobalNews: 01 Dec 14 AM Pope makes appeal to Muslim leaders

Monday, December 01 2014 01:09 AM

FARC release Colombian General / Where are the 50,000 ' ghost names ' on the Iraqi army's pay roll? / And 5 decades on, AC/DC are still rocking...

GlobalNews: 30 Nov 14: Kabul police chief resigns

Sunday, November 30 2014 03:43 PM

Swiss reject immigration curbs / Ferguson shooting officer quits / 2001 Space Odyssey re-released...

GlobalNews: 29 Nov 14 SAT Egypt court drops Mubarak murder case

Saturday, November 29 2014 02:42 PM

'Up to 13000 slaves' working in UK / Pope Francis in Istanbul 'silent adoration' / Amphipolis skeleton from Alexander's time found in Greece....

GlobalNews: 28 Nov 14 PM British Prime Minister tells EU to back him on migration

Friday, November 28 2014 04:53 PM

Call by Pope Francis to combat fanaticism / Why India tea workers are agitated....

GlobalNews: 28 Nov 14 AM: Mexico police reform

Friday, November 28 2014 12:46 AM

Nigeria deadly bomb attack / Swiss immigration referendum / Muhammad Ali's home audio tapes...

GlobalNews: 27 Nov 14 PM Ebola cases continue to rise in southeastern Guinea

Thursday, November 27 2014 03:32 PM

Israel 'foils Jerusalem attacks' / Crime author PD James dies aged 94....

GlobalNews: 27 NOV 15 AM Ebola vaccine trials success

Wednesday, November 26 2014 10:01 PM

Ebola vaccine development / Ferguson case reaction / Christians worried in Turkey...

GlobalNews: 26 Nov 14 PM Zimbabwe VP accused of plot against Mugabe

Wednesday, November 26 2014 03:56 PM

Pakistani polio-workers killed / US policeman explains why he shot unarmed teenager / Life in Syrian city bombarded by government / Could climate-change fixes cause havoc for billions ?...

GlobalNews: 26 Nov 14 AM Michael Brown's family responds

Wednesday, November 26 2014 12:20 AM

Michael Brown's family rejects verdict, condemns violence / 78 killed in Nigeria / Dutch girl in court for jihadi links / Cricketer Hughes in hospital...

GlobalNews: 25 Nov 14 PM Violent protests in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25 2014 04:03 PM

Pope says EU is seen as "aloof" / Voting begins in Indian-administered Kashmir / Global conference on tackling depression / How drums express Burundi's history...

GlobalNews: 25 Nov 14 AM Ferguson awaits Grand Jury decision

Tuesday, November 25 2014 01:24 AM

US Defence Secretary Hagel resigns / Nigerian response to Boko Haram is criticised / Garcia Marquez archive goes to a US university...

GlobalNews: 24 Nov 14 PM Iran nuclear talks fail to achieve a deal

Monday, November 24 2014 05:30 PM

Russian minister on impact of sanctions / How BBC reporter filmed footage used in "Band Aid" video / Blood of Ebola survivors is used to treat victims / Campaign to save a traditional New York diner...

GlobalNews: 24 Nov 14 AM Iran's nuclear deadline looms

Monday, November 24 2014 01:25 AM

Time runs out for deal on Iran's nuclear programme / Former Miss World describes trauma before contest / 12 year old boy shot dead in US city...

GlobalNews: 23 Nov 14 Sun Brutal Boko Haram attack

Sunday, November 23 2014 03:20 PM

Voting in Tunisia / Trierweiler's kiss and tell memoir / Paddington the bear: the film...

GlobalNews: 22 Nov 14: Al Shabab attack Kenya bus

Saturday, November 22 2014 03:06 PM

Flooding fears in US after heavy snowfall / US 'to expand' Afghan combat role / Indonesian President flies economy / Marking 75 years of Blue Note records...

GlobalNews: 21 Nov 14 PM US Latinos hail Obama's reforms

Friday, November 21 2014 04:41 PM

Ukraine - 1 year after protests began / Wheelchair-bound Tunisian jihadi who went to Syria / Why Peruvian food is hot in London...

GlobalNews: 21 Nov 14 AM Protest in Mexico over missing students

Friday, November 21 2014 12:34 AM

Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants / Fifa to analyse corruption report / Spain's richest duchess dies aged 88....

GlobalNews: 20 Nov 14 PM Rich nations pledge $9 billion to fight climate change

Thursday, November 20 2014 05:04 PM

UN report on continuing Ukraine bloodshed / Family of 3 year-old Afghan rape victim demand justice / Economic costs of global obesity / Why New York is stamping out "manspread"...

GlobalNews: 20 Nov 14 AM FIFA whistleblower in safety fear

Thursday, November 20 2014 12:52 AM

India guru arrested after clashes / Catalan leader faces criminal charges / Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies....

GlobalNews: 19 Nov 14 PM Indian police besiege ashram

Wednesday, November 19 2014 04:29 PM

Jerusalem's troubled history / Why Jordan fears the rise of IS / Can crowd-funding pay for a moon-mission ? / How Asterix the Gaul learnt Irish...

GlobalNews: 19 Nov 14 AM UN calls for N Korea rights probe

Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:24 AM

Israeli PM's vow in 'battle for Jerusalem' / Farc defends general's abduction / Fifa in World Cup criminal complaint / French chefs call for an end to kitchen bullying...