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VIDEO: Black Friday: Wal-Mart workers revolt

1 hour 24 min ago
Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector.

Police attend 'Black Friday' crowds

1 hour 36 min ago
Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.

Weak yen and oil price lifts Nikkei

1 hour 54 min ago
Japan's Nikkei closes at its highest level for two weeks, with exporters boosted by a weaker yen and airline shares helped by falling oil prices.

PM to outline migrant benefit curbs

1 hour 56 min ago
David Cameron is to set out plans to curb welfare for migrants from the EU, including a four-year waiting limit for in-work benefits and council housing.

Energy firms hit with £39m penalty

1 hour 58 min ago
Regulator Ofgem imposes record £28m penalty on power generator Drax, while InterGen faces an £11m payout, for missing energy saving obligations

VIDEO: African-European talks on migration

2 hours 1 min ago
European and African ministers have been meeting in Rome to discuss ways to deal with heavy migration between the two continents.

VIDEO: African-European talks on migration

2 hours 1 min ago
European and African ministers have been meeting in Rome to discuss ways to deal with heavy migration between the two continents.

Safety inquiry after Hughes's death

2 hours 37 min ago
Cricket Australia will hold an investigation into player safety following the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes.

VIDEO: Planes tossed around in Brisbane storm

3 hours 11 min ago
A huge clean-up operation is under way in the Australian city of Brisbane after it was hit by its worst storm in three decades.

Pope Francis set for Turkey visit

3 hours 29 min ago
Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey for what is being billed as a historic trip to help interfaith dialogue in the country.

VIDEO: Turkey's declining Christianity

3 hours 39 min ago
A century ago Christians made up 20% of Turkey's population, the figure is now just 1.2%.

VIDEO: Turkey's declining Christianity

3 hours 39 min ago
A century ago Christians made up 20% of Turkey's population, the figure is now just 1.2%.

India relaxes visas to boost tourism

3 hours 50 min ago
Tourists from US, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan can now get visas on arrival in India after the country extended its limited scheme.

VIDEO: President pledges Mexico will change

3 hours 50 min ago
The Mexican president promises to reform the corrupt authorities in the country and break their links with organised crime.

Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm

4 hours 9 min ago
A huge clean-up is under way in Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland causing damage worth $A100m (£54m).

Namibia votes in first Africa e-poll

November 28, 2014 - 12:33am
Namibians are voting to elect the country's new president and parliament - in what is the first electronic national election in Africa.

Canberra Christmas lights set record

November 27, 2014 - 11:42pm
A Christmas display of more than 1.2 million LED lights in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record.

'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes

November 27, 2014 - 10:35pm
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

VIDEO: Putin's tiger 'raids Chinese farms'

November 27, 2014 - 10:33pm
A Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apparently been killing animals on a Chinese farm.

Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

November 27, 2014 - 9:58pm
French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.