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Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT 
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.


Turkey issues warrant for Gulen 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:08 GMT 
    Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.


Colombia Farc truce follows killings 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:01:43 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.


Israel launches Gaza air strike 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT 
    Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.


Plea by parents of Aurora accused 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:19:26 GMT 
    The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.


Ambulance wait times 'may increase' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:27:02 GMT 
    Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.


Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:57:23 GMT 
    Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke says.


Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT 
    Ex-Business Secretary Lord Mandelson tells Labour's shadow cabinet to "play as a team" and be up front about the spending cuts needed to their departments.


Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:31:17 GMT 
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.


Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT 
    News photo from around the world


Picture power: Doused with milk 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT 
    Treated for the effects of pepper spray


Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 18 December


In pictures: US-Cuban relations 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT 
    Story of Cuba's relationship with the US


Picture power: Under the dress 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT 
    Actress America Ferrera red-faced


In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT 
    Families have begun burying their dead
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