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Italian referendum: PM Matteo Renzi suffers heavy defeat, exit polls suggest

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:39:41 GMT

Italian PM Matteo Renzi loses a constitutional reform referendum by a clear margin, exit polls suggest.

Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:18:54 GMT

Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.

Standing Rock: Army refuses N Dakota pipeline access, say activists

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:36:02 GMT

The US Army will not allow an oil pipeline to cross under a reservoir it controls, Sioux activists say.

Trump vows 35% tax for US firms that move jobs overseas

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:13:13 GMT

Donald Trump threatens to impose a 35% tax on US companies that move their manufacturing overseas.

Oakland fire: 30 confirmed dead as search continues

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:20:57 GMT

The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California rises to 30.

Fidel Castro's ashes buried in Santiago de Cuba

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:41:17 GMT

Fidel Castro's remains are buried in a family ceremony, ending nine days of mourning in Cuba.

Brazil: Thousands marches against 'watered down anti-corruption bill'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:54:15 GMT

Tens of thousands of Brazilians march against a Congress vote which they say could threaten a major corruption investigation.

Boris Johnson: UK should not pay 'large sums' for EU trade access

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:36:23 GMT

Boris Johnson says the UK should not have to pay "large" sums to trade with the EU after Brexit.

Finland shooting: Three women killed in Imatra

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:29:44 GMT

A gunman in Finland kills three women - a local politician and two journalists - in Imatra.

Apple reveals self-driving car plans

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:08 GMT

Apple acknowledges plans to build a self-driving car for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.

Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:37:33 GMT

Venezuela is issuing higher-value notes to help alleviate the problem of soaring inflation.

Ukraine: Five police killed in friendly-fire shoot-out

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:00:25 GMT

Five police officers are mistakenly killed by their own side in Ukraine, officials say.

Fidel Castro funeral: Crowds line streets to greet cortege

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:39:49 GMT

Cubans line the streets to see Fidel Castro's funeral cortege before he was laid to rest at a cemetery in Santiago.

Oakland warehouse fire: Dozens feared dead

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:13:07 GMT

Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in Oakland, California.

Finland shooting: Vigil held for three women shot dead

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:42:14 GMT

A vigil is held for the three women - a local politician and two journalists - shot dead in Finland.

China's hi-tech bike hire startups

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:11:14 GMT

China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.

Chapecoense plane crash: Fans attend football team memorial

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:58:35 GMT

Tears and pain as the bodies of Brazil's plane crash victims arrive at Chapecoense stadium for a service.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:10:55 GMT

Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:04:57 GMT

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

Following the route of Fidel Castro's ashes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:07:27 GMT

As Fidel Castro's ashes make their final journey from Havana to Santiago, Cubans try to come to terms with the death of their revolutionary leader.

Church sets record for Christmas trees

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:17:13 GMT

A Christmas tree festival has again broken its own record for the number of trees in a church.

General Tso's Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:18:57 GMT

The chef who created the much-loved Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken dies in Taiwan, aged 98.

Orla Guerin: Iraqi Shia militias' show of force

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:32:08 GMT

Concern is growing over the rising power of Iraqi Shia militias in the battle for Mosul, Orla Guerin says.

Will Grant: Cubans consider life beyond the Castros

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:30:14 GMT

Cubans consider life beyond the Castros, as they bury Fidel a year before Raul's is to stand down.

Sarah Smith: Taking Trump literally and seriously

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:21:02 GMT

Donald Trump made a successful campaign with big promises. But if his supporters didn't even believe him, how should the press handle him now?

Power struggle in Hong Kong

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:43:52 GMT

The controversial legal challenges have been criticised as politically motivated.

Will far-right win Austria election?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:36:03 GMT

Two candidates in Austria's presidential election held their final campaign events before the vote.

Your pictures: Lines

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Living near the Arctic Circle

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:06:07 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.

Castro's ashes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:06:37 GMT

The ashes of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, are being taken to Santiago.

Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to win UK Championship final

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:13:43 GMT

Mark Selby defeats Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-7 in a thrilling final to win the UK Championship for the second time.

Everton 1-1 Manchester United

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:49:03 GMT

Leighton Baines rescues a late point for Everton after Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini concedes a costly penalty at Goodison Park.

Bournemouth 4-3 Liverpool

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:11:09 GMT

Bournemouth complete one of the comebacks of the season to beat Liverpool for the first time in a sensational game.

Stop nagging!

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:38:46 GMT

Kathy Murray coaches women to stop nagging their husbands and start treating them with more respect.

10 Things

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:44:13 GMT

Friends sometimes used stand-ins for its main characters, and more news nuggets.

Six generations

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:36:04 GMT

Delighted Canadian Vera Sommerfeld, 96, now heads a family with six generations all alive at once.

Inflexible friend

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:49:53 GMT

The boss of Barclaycard says the plastic credit card is being replaced with new technology, so soon we will need nothing to make a payment.

Dear Mr President

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:06:39 GMT

Uzbekistan's likely next president has asked his compatriots to send in their everyday groans and gripes.

Barrage of gunfire

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:43:08 GMT

It's 40 years since would-be assassins tried to kill Bob Marley. Nancy Burke was at the singer's house as the shootings took place.

Fog of war

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:49:42 GMT

Hundreds of history enthusiasts re-enact Napoleon's 1805 victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Your pictures

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

Weekend Edition

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:01:27 GMT

Stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

Free period

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:03:34 GMT

Chinese events organiser Churan Zheng gets free company menstrual leave and says that in her view it is an essential option for all women.

Spirited away

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:18:51 GMT

Spirited Away enjoys a 15th anniversary re-release, further cementing the central role of director Hayao Miyazaki in Japanese animation.