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Last updated: Saturday, November 29 2014 01:00 AM

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...

GlobalNews: 18 Nov 14 PM Gunmen attack Jerusalem synagogue

Tuesday, November 18 2014 04:10 PM

Is global terrorism increasing ? / Cameroon army battles Boko Haram / Jailed mass-murderer Charles Manson given permission to marry / "Top Gear" comes to China...

GlobalNews: 18 Nov 14 AM State of Emergency in Missouri

Tuesday, November 18 2014 01:11 AM

Eggs thrown at Czech anniversary / Church of England allows women bishops / 36 million living as slaves globally / Controversy over Band Aid ebola song...

GlobalNews: 17 Nov 14 PM EU Ministers discuss Ukraine crisis

Monday, November 17 2014 04:28 PM

Why are many young Tunisians joining IS ? / New China-Australia free trade deal / Remembering Peter Kaussig / Illegal child migrants fight to stay in the US...

GlobalNews: 17 Nov 14 AM US confirms hostage death

Monday, November 17 2014 12:13 AM

Portugal corruption scandal / Italy anti-immigrant violence / Afghan female MP survives car bomb / New Band Aid single - 30 years on...

GlobalNews: 16 Nov 14 SUN US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

Sunday, November 16 2014 03:04 PM

Nigerian army says it's retaken Chibok / G20 summit ends with economic pledges / Is it possible to clone a woolly mammoth?...

GlobalNews: 15 Nov 14 SAT G20 warns Russia over Ukraine

Saturday, November 15 2014 03:28 PM

European scientists delight over Philae probe data / Milestone passed in eradicating polio / Pregnant Syrian women's struggles / The Day of the Imprisoned Writer...

GlobalNews: 14 Nov 14 PM Obama revisits Myanmar

Friday, November 14 2014 03:48 PM

What is the G20 summit for ? / How Denmark deals with returning jihadis / Lawyers criticise S. Africa police over Marikana killings / Did FBI try to sabotage career of Martin Luther King ?...

GlobalNews: 14 Nov 14 AM US declares progress on IS

Friday, November 14 2014 01:03 AM

Lawyer rebukes FIFA / US immigration initiative / Piracy spreads off West Africa / More lightning strikes likely...

GlobalNews: 13 Nov 14 PM Ebola drug clinical trials to start

Thursday, November 13 2014 05:05 PM

New concerns for comet lander Philae / India sterilisation doctor held / 'Tiger on the loose near Paris.'...

GlobalNews: 13 Nov 14 AM Why comets matter

Thursday, November 13 2014 01:08 AM

Russian troops in eastern Ukraine? / A day in the life of a doctor in Aleppo / Love and Let Love in India...

GlobalNews: 12 Nov 14 PM Space probe lands on a comet

Wednesday, November 12 2014 04:42 PM

US and China reach "milestone" deal on emissions / Life in Syrian cities as civil war rages / What makes good science-fiction ?...

GlobalNews: 12 Nov 14 AM Libyan activists beheaded

Wednesday, November 12 2014 01:08 AM

Rising Israeli-Palestinian tension / Massacres in the DRC / No Cup of Nations for Morocco / Wristwatch sold for over $21m...

GlobalNews: 11 Nov 14 PM South Korean ferry captain jailed

Tuesday, November 11 2014 04:34 PM

9 Indian women dead after sterilisation / UN envoy says peace feasible in Syria / What do Chinese people like about the US ? / Bitter feud in Uzbekistan's ruling family...

GlobalNews: 11 Nov 14 AM Nigeria bomb: government blamed

Tuesday, November 11 2014 12:21 AM

Potiskum students' relatives call for action / Life in Aleppo / Reagan-Thatcher recording released / Band Aid returns...

GlobalNews: 10 Nov 14 PM Suicide bombing in Nigerian school

Monday, November 10 2014 03:44 PM

Will summit yield better China-Japan relations ? / Calls for more black coaches in English football / German BBC journalist remembers fall of Berlin Wall / Zany film director hitch-hikes across US...

GlobalNews: 10 Nov 14 AM Obama defends more troops for Iraq

Monday, November 10 2014 01:31 AM

Violence on Baghdad streets / The role of caste in Indian rapes / Is Yemen a failed state? / Was Jesus married?...

GlobalNews: 09 Nov 14: United Berlin 25 Years On

Sunday, November 09 2014 02:29 PM

Remembering the Berlin Wall / Airstrike on IS leadership / Return of the rock gods....

GlobalNews: 08 Nov 14 SAT Global corruption clampdown

Saturday, November 08 2014 03:35 PM

APEC deal targets stolen wealth overseas / Ebola volunteer recruitment drive / Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan / Pink condom controversy Down Under...

GlobalNews: 07 Nov 14 PM Has Obama contacted Teheran ?

Friday, November 07 2014 04:09 PM

Ukraine says Russian forces have crossed border / Brazil's worsening water-crisis / How a Nobel Prize-winner heard he'd won / 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall...

GlobalNews: 07 Nov 14 AM Hollande bid to boost popularity

Friday, November 07 2014 12:06 AM

ICC won't prosecute Israel over Gaza flotilla raid / Future options for Hillary Clinton / Can video gamers teach military about future of war?...

GlobalNews: 06 Nov 14 PM Syrian child refugees join IS

Thursday, November 06 2014 04:15 PM

Russia's rouble at record low / Was Chinese president's plane used for ivory smuggling ? / Warning from UN official over ebola / Off-beat photos of the iconic band Blondie...

GlobalNews: 06 Nov 14 AM US leaders pledge to work together

Thursday, November 06 2014 12:31 AM

Will money come quickly enough to rebuild Gaza? / Fossil rewrites understanding of early mammals / Why listening to sad music makes you happier...

GlobalNews: 05 Nov 14 PM Triumph for US Republicans

Wednesday, November 05 2014 05:16 PM

Rising tensions in Jerusalem / Ebola burial-teams face hostility / Iranian gays forced to have sex-changes / Why Indian protestors are kissing in public...

GlobalNews: 05 Nov 14 AM Kiev sends troops east & south

Tuesday, November 04 2014 11:55 PM

US votes in mid-term elections / IMF criticised for early austerity calls / Plight of Sierra Leone's ebola orphans...

GlobalNews: 04 Nov 14 PM UN urges help for stateless people

Tuesday, November 04 2014 04:32 PM

UK spy chief's warning about social media / Back-seat therapy for Stockholm taxi-users / How N. Korea's London embassy became an art gallery...

GlobalNews: 04 Nov 14 AM Poroshenko: vote threatens peace

Tuesday, November 04 2014 01:07 AM

US mid-terms draw near / Libyan army battles Islamists in Benghazi / Iraqi tribal leader accuses IS of massacres / UK boy killer "may never leave jail"...

GlobalNews: 03 Nov 14 PM Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

Monday, November 03 2014 03:59 PM

Guinea's president attacks "irrational panic" over ebola / Passionate campaigning in Iowa mid-term / Why do some millionaires give away their money ?...

GlobalNews: 03 Nov 14 AM Dozens killed in Pakistan attack

Sunday, November 02 2014 10:33 PM

Eastern Ukraine rebel areas hold ballot / What will be the outcome of Burkina Faso turmoil ? / Why "feminist t-shirt" provoked UK controversy...

GlobalNews: 02 Nov 14 SUN IPCC says fossil fuel 'must go by 2100'

Sunday, November 02 2014 03:12 PM

Iraq tribe suffers new IS massacre / UN rejects Burkina Faso army rule / Chile to grow 'medicinal' cannabis....

GlobalNews: 01 Nov 14 SAT Army backs new Burkino Faso leader

Saturday, November 01 2014 03:10 PM

Funeral of murdered South African footballer / Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men / Catchy tunes....

GlobalNews: 31 Oct 14 PM Burkina Faso president steps down

Friday, October 31 2014 03:58 PM

Israel reopens holy site / The future of serious crime prevention / Seeing Kabul through the eyes of its street children...

GlobalNews: 31 Oct 14 AM Russia agrees gas supply

Friday, October 31 2014 12:59 AM

Power struggle in Burkina Faso / Ebola nurse's bike ride / Drones over French nuclear plants...

GlobalNews: 30 Oct 14 PM Burkina Faso parliament on fire

Thursday, October 30 2014 03:44 PM

Closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem / Report finds harsh penalties don't deter drug use / India's pensioner mothers...