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Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid

December 12, 2014 - 5:33pm
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice against Almeria as Real Madrid seal their 20th victory in a row in all competitions.

Mudslides and floods hit California

December 12, 2014 - 5:04pm
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

Mudslides and floods hit California

December 12, 2014 - 5:04pm
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

Mudslides and floods hit California

December 12, 2014 - 5:04pm
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

The Pakistani women punished for love

December 12, 2014 - 5:01pm
How Pakistan's women are punished for love

India's 'Banksy' behind provocative graffiti

December 12, 2014 - 4:51pm
The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala

Thai crown prince's wife quits

December 12, 2014 - 4:30pm
Srirasmi, the wife of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, resigns her royal position amid a corruption scandal allegedly involving her relatives.

Energy stocks weigh on Wall Street

December 12, 2014 - 4:21pm
US stocks end their worst week of 2014, as lower as oil prices continue to weigh on energy stocks.

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting

December 12, 2014 - 4:17pm
Pope Francis declines to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Rome, as the Vatican seeks to improve ties with China.

Oil price falls on energy forecast

December 12, 2014 - 4:05pm
The price of oil falls further after a report from the International Energy Agency forecasts weaker demand in 2015.

VIDEO: Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

December 12, 2014 - 3:59pm
The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.

Mexico minister denies home scandal

December 12, 2014 - 3:43pm
Mexico's finance minister defends his purchase of a luxury home, amid reports he bought it from a firm whose parent company won public contracts.

Ukraine 'must double' defence budget

December 12, 2014 - 3:33pm
Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister says.

McCoist 'still committed to Rangers'

December 12, 2014 - 3:10pm
Ally McCoist hands in his notice but says he is still committed to Rangers, who cannot afford to pay him off.

Van Persie to 'play for many years'

December 12, 2014 - 2:59pm
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie feels he can continue playing at the top level for "many years to come".

Uruguay prison diary preserved by UN

December 12, 2014 - 2:54pm
The UN has formally adopted an extraordinary account of life in a Uruguayan jail during military rule written on tiny cigarette papers.

FBI probe into black teenager's death

December 12, 2014 - 2:33pm
The FBI is investigating the death by hanging of a black teenager in North Carolina, previously ruled a suicide.

Striker Balotelli accepts FA charge

December 12, 2014 - 2:15pm
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli accepts an FA charge for a post on social media but writes a letter in mitigation.

Man faces removal over UK wife's pay

December 12, 2014 - 1:33pm
A man from South Africa faces deportation with his family after his British wife is deemed not to be earning enough by an immigration panel.

A whiff of hypocrisy about CIA report?

December 12, 2014 - 1:32pm
A whiff of hypocrisy in responses to report on CIA interrogations