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President Barack Obama defends his healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare, in a TV interview, saying it will form an important part of his legacy.
Thousands of people stage fresh protests in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, at President Yanukovych's refusal to sign an EU association agreement.
Soviet-era dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya, who took part in a famous 1968 protest in Moscow's Red Square, has died in Paris aged 77.
Authorities in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, fight a major blaze at a landmark building designed by modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Helicopter crashes into pub on banks of River Clyde in Glasgow, MP Jim Murphy tells BBC News.
An ethnic Tuareg separatist group says it is ending a ceasefire with Mali's government, a day after clashes between troops and protesters in Kidal.
A Mozambique Airlines plane flying from the capital, Maputo, to the Angolan capital, Luanda, goes missing with 34 people on board.
President and Mrs Obama speak about how they are preparing as a family for life after the White House, and which of them would make a better president.
Amateur footage has emerged of a crowd fighting over merchandise at a Walmart in Elkin, North Carolina, as violence mars the US Black Friday shopping frenzy.
Brazilian soldiers of the National Force are being deployed to prevent escalation of conflicts over indigenous land in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
The BBC learns the full details of how the government plans to roll back the largest so-called green levy in an attempt to cut energy bills.
Foreign ownership of Premier League clubs benefits English football, says Britain's richest man and Arsenal investor Alisher Usmanov.
As the hurricane season draws to a close, BBC Weather Presenter Chris Fawkes explains why it has been such a quiet season in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Three men accused of being members of Hezbollah are cleared of terrorism charges by a Nigerian court, though one is jailed for life on weapons charges.
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A leading Saudi campaigner for giving women the right to drive is stopped by police while driving through the capital, Riyadh.
Australia want revenge but New Zealand hope to produce another surprise result in the World Cup final at Old Trafford.
Pastor Maldonado will join Romain Grosjean at Lotus in 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg set for Force India.
South Africa's top corruption fighter condemns a newspaper for publishing extracts from her report, which allegedly says President Zuma should repay $20m for upgrades to his house.
Will Self assesses why politicians' promises are like Trojan horses