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US black activists call Twitter protest

December 21, 2014 - 11:48pm
Black activists boycott social media over inequalities

Survivors urge abuse inquiry overhaul

December 21, 2014 - 11:16pm
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.

S Korea holds cyber drill after hack

December 21, 2014 - 11:03pm
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.

VIDEO: Tunisia voters proud to cast ballots

December 21, 2014 - 10:11pm
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.

South Korea cuts growth forecasts

December 21, 2014 - 10:11pm
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.

Pakistan arrests over school attack

December 21, 2014 - 9:45pm
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Cairns murders: Court plea rejected

December 21, 2014 - 9:34pm
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.

New York killer boasted to onlookers

December 21, 2014 - 9:24pm
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.

Germany wants more women in boardroom

December 21, 2014 - 9:23pm
Germany's drive to promote more women in business

Asia shares mixed in shortened week

December 21, 2014 - 9:10pm
Asian markets traded mixed on Monday, although trading was thin at the start a working week shortened by the Christmas break.

Argentine town bans beauty contests

December 21, 2014 - 8:50pm
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.

Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes

December 21, 2014 - 8:36pm
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

December 21, 2014 - 8:20pm
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

The mystery of Chopin's death

December 21, 2014 - 8:13pm
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers

VIDEO: How free are Confucius Institutes?

December 21, 2014 - 8:10pm
A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.

Tunisia veteran claims election win

December 21, 2014 - 8:02pm
Beji Caid Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won more than 55% of the vote

The hard side of China's soft power

December 21, 2014 - 7:19pm
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes

CBI says job creation likely in 2015

December 21, 2014 - 7:01pm
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on

December 21, 2014 - 7:01pm
BBC reporter and Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on

NHS to start era of DNA medicine

December 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
The NHS is setting up 11 centres aimed at unlocking the secrets of DNA and developing drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.