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Firefighters battle huge LA blaze

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:50
A massive fire breaks out at a building under construction in downtown LA, shutting freeways and damaging other buildings.

Day in pictures: 8 December 2014

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:45
A selection of news images from around the world

DIY pothole fixers 'told to stop'

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:45
Volunteers who fill Kuala Lumpur's potholes are told to let the council handle the problem.

Family mourns Mexico student Mora

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:25
Relatives demand justice after Alexander Mora, one of 43 Mexican students who went missing in Iguala on 26 September, is confirmed dead.

Osborne: Cuts 'a price that works'

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:18
Chancellor George Osborne says the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit are a "price that works for our country".

Frozen is top-selling iTunes movie

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:16
Hit Disney animation Frozen is iTunes' best-selling movie of all time, as Ed Sheeran's X and Pharrell Williams' Happy are named the UK's biggest album and single of 2014.

Video-game console pioneer dies

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:07
Ralph Baer creator of the Odyssey - the first TV-connected gaming console - has died aged 92.

Second night of violent US protests

Mon, 2014-12-08 08:06
Angry protesters in California continue to rally against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police.

Rouhani warns against corruption

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:59
President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.

VIDEO: 'I love criticism of Band Aid'

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:59
Band Aid founder Bob Geldof defends his latest charity single, saying criticism helps raise the profile of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

VIDEO: Can ex-drug users ever make good art?

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:48
Will Gompertz considers whether the quality of an artist's work is made or marred by having used drugs in the past.

Typhoon Hagupit: What did the Philippines do differently?

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:47
How Philippine authorities saved lives in Typhoon Hagupit

Russian liberal TV forced out

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:39
The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia is told to quit its rented studios in Moscow while another private channel faces closure.

MP played Candy Crush during committee

Mon, 2014-12-08 07:20
Conservative MP Nigel Mills admits playing a popular puzzle game on his tablet computer during a parliamentary committee hearing.

Disability fund closure ruled lawful

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:56
A government decision to close a fund that helps disabled people to live and work in the community is lawful, the High Court rules.

'Nut rage' delayed Korean Air plane

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:52
Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.

Strikes disrupt transport in Belgium

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:48
Transport services in Belgium have been severely disrupted by strikes protesting against government austerity measures.

Death penalty for Xinjiang attackers

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:40
Six people are handed death sentences for an attack on a market in western China's Xinjiang province that killed 39 people in May.

Formula 1 gossip column

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:37
Lewis Hamilton is ready for a rest after his title-winning season, Christian Horner says red Bull will bounce back, plus more.

Canada closes embassy in Cairo

Mon, 2014-12-08 06:30
The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.