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VIDEO: The task ahead for David Cameron

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 0:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alex Forsyth looks at some of the issues David Cameron is likely to face as he meets European leaders to discuss his plans to reform the UK's relationship with the EU.
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Nepal quake landslide impact reassessed

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 1:10
related countries: Nepal Nepal

An international team says the number of landslides in April's devastating Nepal-Ghorka earthquake was far lower than people had feared.
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Viewpoint: Does India need bullet trains?

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 1:50
related countries: India India

Does it make sense for India to have bullet trains?
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Spanish politics set for new era

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 2:13
related countries: Spain Spain

This weekend's election could change Spain's political landscape
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Cubans wait for US relationship boost

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 2:16
related countries: United States United States

Cubans wait for boost from better US relations
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Six missing after tanker collision

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 2:59
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Singapore Singapore

Authorities from Singapore and Indonesia are searching for six people, after a chemical tanker collided with a freighter in the Singapore Strait.
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China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 4:17
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States, China China
related places: Washington

China summons a senior US envoy in protest after Washington announced it would sell two warships and other weaponry to Taiwan.
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VIDEO: Cuba and the US: A year of change

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 5:17
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

On 17 December 2014, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the historic decision to re-establish long-frozen diplomatic ties.
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Fanning wins despite brother's death

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 6:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Mick Fanning edges closer to his fourth world title in Hawaii despite learning of his brother's death hours before his winning heat.
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Dutch town riots over asylum centre plan

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 7:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A meeting in a Dutch down discussing plans to build a centre to house asylum seekers is abandoned after protesters riot.
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Asia's investors cheer Fed's move

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 7:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Asian stock markets have risen after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since June 2006.
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Japan reporter cleared of S Korea libel

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 9:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Seoul

Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato is found not guilty by a Seoul court of defaming South Korea's President Park Geun-hye.
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Le Pen attacked for posting IS images

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 10:08
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Marine

The parents of a US journalist killed by IS criticise French far-right leader Marine le Pen for tweeting an image of his decapitated body.
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Brazil WhatsApp messaging suspended

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 11:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Mobile phone firms in Brazil are ordered by a court to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days.
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VIDEO: Putin again condemns Turkey over jet

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 12:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has poured fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet last month.
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Stock markets welcome US rate rise

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 12:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

European markets jump, following similar rises in the US and Asia, after the US central bank increased interest rates for the first time since 2006.
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Bayer sued in Germany over pill risks

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 12:52
related countries: Germany Germany

A German woman is suing pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, claiming its contraceptive pill Yasminelle caused her to suffer a pulmonary embolism.
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Turkey kills PKK militants in clampdown

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 13:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish security forces kill 23 suspected PKK members in two days of operations in two towns in the east of the country, authorities say.
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Africa 'won't allow Burundi genocide'

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 13:45
related countries: Burundi Burundi

The African Union, discussing the situation in Burundi, says it will "not allow another genocide to take place on its soil" as concerns grow over the violence there.
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Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 15:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin uses crude language in a furious attack on Turkey over the downing of a Russian combat jet last month.
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Bar Refaeli suspected of tax evasion

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 16:13
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli is being investigated for allegedly evading taxes on millions of dollars of income from abroad and other benefits.
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Brazil WhatsApp suspension lifted

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian judge lifts the suspension of WhatsApp messaging service, imposed by another judge after the company failed to comply with a court order.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 16:48
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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TV debut for Somali football

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 17:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Horseed

A Somali football match is broadcast live on television for the first time, with military club Horseed beating police team Heegan 2-1.
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IMF chief Lagarde faces French trial

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 17:21
related countries: France France
related places: Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged negligence over a €404m payment to a businessman, as her organisation says it stands behind her.
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Libya rival MPs sign peace deal

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 17:27
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's rival lawmakers sign a UN-brokered deal to form a unity government to help end more than four years of conflict, however major disagreements remain.
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'Fifa millions' frozen by Switzerland

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 17:29
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Millions of Swiss francs in 50 bank accounts allegedly linked to world football governing body Fifa are frozen.
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Migrant crisis dominates as EU meets

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 18:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Germany Germany

EU leaders are gathering in Brussels for an end-of-year summit focused on tackling Europe's migrant crisis.
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US-Cuba agree commercial flights deal

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 18:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Havana, Washington

The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore regular commercial flights, in a deal that could jumpstart economic relations between the two countries.
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Besieged Yemen city to get aid

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 19:04
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Negotiators from Yemen's warring sides have agreed to allow the resumption of aid to the besieged city of Taiz, the UN special envoy says.
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VIDEO: Why was Pharma boss Shkreli arrested?

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

US prosecutors explain the arrest of Martin Shkreli on fraud charges in relation to a company he used to lead.
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Niger coup plot foiled, says president

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 22:30
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou says his government has foiled a coup plot and made a number of arrests, amid tensions ahead of next year's election.
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US 'to transfer 17 Guantanamo inmates'

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon plans to transfer 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees, reports say - a move that would cut the controversial US prison camp's population to 90.
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VIDEO: Farc leader speaks exclusively to BBC

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 23:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Our correspondent in Havana, Will Grant, was given an exclusive interview with Ivan Marquez, the leader of the Farc's delegation at the peace talks
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VIDEO: Thousands of turtle hatchlings released

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 23:18
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia has released 100,000 turtle hatchlings into the Amazon to try and repopulate some endangered species.
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'Good progress' at EU talks - Cameron

Thursday 17th of December 2015, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

PM David Cameron says "very good progress" made at EU summit but talks on UK membership will be "very difficult"
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