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Police in toastie mercy dash 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:56 GMT 
    Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days.


Writing lessons give way to typing 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:46 GMT 
    Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.


France's Hollande to visit Guinea 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:52:35 GMT 
    France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.


Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:57:49 GMT 
    Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.


German leftists agree historic deal 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:08:51 GMT 
    Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.


Republicans savage immigration plan 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:42:06 GMT 
    President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.


Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:39:12 GMT 
    The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.


100-year-old sees ocean for first time 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:30:41 GMT 
    Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.


Two dead as London balcony collapses 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:04:15 GMT 
    Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.


Miliband: Flags tweet disrespectful 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:49:45 GMT 
    Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".


Farage predicts more UKIP victories 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:14 GMT 
    Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.


Aviva and Friends Life discuss merger 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:33:16 GMT 
    Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.


Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT 
    The best news photos from around the world


In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT 
    Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States


In pictures: Mike Nichols films 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:30 GMT 
    A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
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