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Day in pictures: 10 December 2014

December 10, 2014 - 8:56am
A selection of news images from around the world

Masked gunmen threaten Asprilla

December 10, 2014 - 8:15am
Faustino Asprilla says he will leave his home in Colombia after being threatened by armed men trying to get money from him.

Four staff at FCA to lose bonuses

December 10, 2014 - 8:14am
Four staff at the FCA lose bonuses after a report is highly critical of the way the City watchdog leaked details of an insurance industry probe.

Peru moves to sue Greenpeace

December 10, 2014 - 8:13am
The Peruvian government says it will sue Greenpeace activists for "attacking" a famous desert heritage site after a banner protest was held there.

Somali women die in 'revenge attack'

December 10, 2014 - 8:07am
A soldier in Somalia avenges the killing of his wife - also a soldier - by shooting dead five women related to militant Islamists, an official says.

Poland drops kosher slaughter ban

December 10, 2014 - 8:05am
A Polish court rules that a ban on the ritual slaughter of animals for the needs of the Jewish community is unconstitutional.

Ofsted warning on secondary schools

December 10, 2014 - 7:49am
Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says that secondary schools are not making enough progress, in the education watchdog's annual report.

Hong Kong students urged to leave

December 10, 2014 - 7:41am
Hong Kong's top civil servant Carrie Lam urges students to vacate the streets ahead of the expected clearance of the main protest camp.

Bangladesh oil spill at dolphin site

December 10, 2014 - 7:25am
The Bangladeshi navy sends four vessels to deal with an oil spill from a crashed cargo vessel that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary.

Pirate Bay goes offline after raid

December 10, 2014 - 7:21am
The Pirate Bay, arguably the most well-known website for accessing pirated content, has been taken offline following a police raid in Sweden.

HSBC dismisses head of European forex

December 10, 2014 - 7:14am
HSBC has dismissed its head of foreign exchange trading for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Moscow won't see 'Eye of Sauron'

December 10, 2014 - 7:12am
An creative art group scraps plans to erect a giant glowing globe in Moscow's business district after complaints.

Adebayor given leave by Tottenham

December 10, 2014 - 6:25am
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is given permission by Tottenham to return to Togo for personal reasons.

VIDEO: Pistorius may still face murder charge

December 10, 2014 - 6:20am
A South African judge rules that prosecutors can seek a murder conviction against Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius at appeal.

Is personality unique to humans?

December 10, 2014 - 5:54am
Are personality differences widespread in the animal world?

Kanye and Usher to get BET honours

December 10, 2014 - 5:54am
US rapper Kanye West and singer Usher will be honoured for their achievements at the BET awards next year

Judge allows Oscar Pistorius appeal

December 10, 2014 - 5:47am
A South African judge rules that prosecutors can appeal against the acquittal on murder charges of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.

Australia captain Clarke hits ton

December 10, 2014 - 5:46am
Captain Michael Clarke scores a century against India in Australia's first Test since the death of Phillip Hughes.

UK trade deficit narrows in October

December 10, 2014 - 5:34am
The difference between the amount the UK imports and exports narrowed to a seven-month low in October, official data shows.

Malala 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'

December 10, 2014 - 5:29am
As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.