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Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:23:28 GMT 
    World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.

Putin to speak amid economic crisis 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:24:42 GMT 
    President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.

'Vast store' of world's oldest water 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:25:59 GMT 
    The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

Sony cancels The Interview release 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:37:23 GMT 
    Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:47:09 GMT 
    A New Zealander and two Burmese men go on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event.

Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:59:23 GMT 
    A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Palestinian peace plan put before UN 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:15:54 GMT 
    A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.

Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:35:33 GMT 
    The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.

Sydney gunman 'had illegal firearm' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:51 GMT 
    Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.

Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:32:03 GMT 
    Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.

Mumps outbreak hits US hockey teams 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:18:55 GMT 
    An outbreak of the highly-contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the US National Hockey League, with at least five affected.

EU leaders focus on investment boost 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:05:18 GMT 
    EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit.

VIDEO: Contemporary art on show in DR Congo 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:43:11 GMT 
    The Democratic Republic of Congo is hosting its first ever contemporary arts biennial where local talent Freddy Tsimba will display his work.

VIDEO: Russians splash out to beat rouble fall 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:28:42 GMT 
    As the Russian rouble falls in value - and prices for imported goods looks set to rise - Russians have been flocking to the stores, to spend their cash on durable goods.

VIDEO: Talking Movies' top 10 films of 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:41 GMT 
    As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.
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World News From BBC
Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:23:28 GMT
Putin to speak amid economic crisis  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:24:42 GMT
'Vast store' of world's oldest water  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:25:59 GMT
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