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Germany backs female directors quota 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:10:55 GMT 
    Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.


Colombia rebels release two soldiers 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:47:42 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.


Eight hostages freed in Yemen raid 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:44:48 GMT 
    Yemeni troops take part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, but there are conflicting reports of US involvement


Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:22:38 GMT 
    Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.


Commission to urge Scottish tax power 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:53:04 GMT 
    The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend it has full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.


Gangster Frankie Fraser dies aged 90 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:08:23 GMT 
    The criminal and contemporary of the Kray twins, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, has died aged 90 in hospital, former associate Eddie Richardson confirms.


Huge cocaine haul found in furniture 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:33:04 GMT 
    Police discover one of the biggest amounts of cocaine ever found in Northern Ireland in a delivery of furniture.


Concerns over terror exclusion plans 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:04:55 GMT 
    The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published


Your pictures: Insects 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:12:17 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "insects"


In pictures: Ferguson riots aftermath 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:28:14 GMT 
    Scenes of widespread damage in Ferguson


Day in pictures: 25 November 2014 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:05 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 25 November


In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:45 GMT 
    Night of unrest follows a jury's decision


The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:15:29 GMT 
    The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas


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


Day in pictures: 24 November 2014 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:49:11 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 24 November
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