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  • 26 November 2014

    ENRAGED protesters have set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, whose shooting exposed deep racial tensions between African-Americans and police.

  • 26 November 2014

    THE Pope has urged Europe to craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the thousands of refugees coming ashore need acceptance and assistance, not self-interested policies that risk lives and fuel social conflict.

  • 26 November 2014

    HONG Kong authorities have arrested 80 pro-democracy demonstrators who refused to comply with a court order to clear a protest site in the city's Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.

  • 26 November 2014

    THE Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film The Wizard of Oz and the piano from Casablanca have each sold for around £2 million at a New York auction.

  • 26 November 2014

    US comedian and actor Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image - but the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault is threatening to overshadow his generosity.

  • 26 November 2014

    A JUDGE has sent former Portuguese prime minister Jose Socrates to prison while the ex-leader fights accusations of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.

  • 25 November 2014

    IRAN and six world powers have failed for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an historic deal.

  • 25 November 2014

    A MILITARY court in Thailand has sentenced a web editor to four and a half years in jail for publishing an article five years ago which was ruled as defamatory to the nation's king.