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Bahrain jails 12 over prison escape

26 November 2014, 13:28

A Bahraini court has sentenced 12 people to up to 15 years in prison after they took part in a jailbreak earlier this year.

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4 Polio vaccinators shot dead in Pakistan

26 November 2014, 12:07

Gunmen opened fire on a team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, killing four of them and forcing authorities to halt an immunisation drive, officials said.

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Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

26 November 2014, 10:48

Taking on hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

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UN: ISIS got up to $45m in ransoms

26 November 2014, 09:28

The Islamic State group has received between $35m and $45m in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda says.

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2nd day of rallies across US after Ferguson news

26 November 2014, 08:17

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision have taken to the streets in some US cities for a second day.

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Faulty microphone electrocutes singer

25 November 2014, 21:34

A faulty microphone was to blame when the lead singer of an all male band in Argentina died during a performance.

Man weds tree for the second time

25 November 2014, 19:58

A Peruvian man took tree hugging to the extremes by wedding off a tree for the second time in a ceremony to raise awareness for environmental issues.

Prisoner shoes stolen from museum

25 November 2014, 18:00

Eight shoes belonging to prisoners at a former Nazi death camp have been stolen from a museum at the site in Poland, a museum official said.

Bitter disappointment fuels rage in Ferguson

25 November 2014, 13:54

It started with tears as it gushed from the eyes of Michael Brown's mother. No indictment. The white police officer who shot dead her unarmed son would go free. Within minutes blind rage would take hold.

Woman swallowed by sinkhole while hanging out washing

25 November 2014, 10:53

A woman was hanging the laundry in her Melbourne backyard when she fell down a 3m deep sinkhole that suddenly opened up, it is reports.

Policeman shot near Ferguson, violence continue

25 November 2014, 09:52

A policeman has been shot in University City, a St Louis suburb near Ferguson, Missouri, though it was unclear if the shooting was related to street protests over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, police say.

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'

25 November 2014, 08:38

A officer was less than 10 feet (3 meters) away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened.

Ferguson protests flare into violence after no indictment in Brown death

25 November 2014, 07:11

Gunshots have been heard and bottles have been thrown as anger rippled through a crowd outside the Ferguson police department after authorities announced that a white police officer will not be indicted for killing Michael Brown.

Human waste pool explodes in China

24 November 2014, 21:56

A human waste pool exploded in China after a man burned nearby waste with ignited methane gas.

Man hangs 25 dead cats on tree

24 November 2014, 19:57

A man from New York has been arrested after he hung 25 dead cats on a tree.

Neighbours get into fight over dog poop

24 November 2014, 18:01

Neighbours in a Maui suburb were engaged in a suburban civil war as two residents claimed that a third neighbour planted her dog faeces in their yards.

Italian doctor contracts Ebola

24 November 2014, 14:14

An Italian doctor has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being repatriated for treatment.

Afghanistan suicide attack toll hits 50

24 November 2014, 11:31

Afghan official: death toll in sports tournament attack is "at least 50," more than 60 wounded.

Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed

24 November 2014, 11:31

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

Mother charged after baby survives five days in drainage

24 November 2014, 07:05

An Australian mother was charged with attempted murder after her newborn baby was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain in Sydney.

Nepal bus crash toll reaches 47

24 November 2014, 07:05

The death toll from a bus crash in western Nepal jumped to 47 after rescuers retrieved 44 more bodies from a deep, fast-flowing river.

Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

23 November 2014, 17:36

A suicide bomber walked into a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan and detonated his explosives vest on Sunday, killing at least 40 people.

Death toll rises to four after China earthquake

23 November 2014, 10:33

The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China's southwest rose to four.

Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak?

23 November 2014, 10:33

The US military has enlisted a new germ-killing weapon in the fight against Ebola -- a four-wheeled robot that can disinfect a room in minutes with pulses of ultraviolet light.

Plumber finds God after being electrocuted

22 November 2014, 06:55

A 26-year-old plumber got electrocuted in his genitals and fell onto a water pipe which stuck into his body.

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