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'Chokehold' demo as royals visit US

9 December 2014 - 5:39am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.

HK protesters brace for clearance

9 December 2014 - 5:18am
Hong Kong protesters brace for the clearance of parts of their main site, after an injunction paves the way for official action.

'Three Turkish border troops killed'

9 December 2014 - 4:51am
Three Turkish soldiers are killed by gunfire in the town of Ceylanpinar on the border with Syria, Turkish news agencies report.

NZ arrests over meth towelettes

9 December 2014 - 4:31am
New Zealand police seize NZ$1m-worth of liquid methamphetamine soaked into Tesco-branded moist towelettes.

Prosecutors to hear Pistorius ruling

9 December 2014 - 4:19am
A South African judge is set to rule on whether prosecutors can challenge Oscar Pistorius' five-year sentence, which they regard as too lenient.

UKIP official denies 'harassment'

9 December 2014 - 3:56am
The general secretary of UKIP, Roger Bird, denies a claim he sexually harassed a newly-recruited candidate by propositioning her over dinner.

Inequality hurts growth, warns OECD

9 December 2014 - 2:51am
Income inequality has a "statistically significant impact" on economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

How the Met investigates its own

9 December 2014 - 2:45am
Inside the Metropolitan Police Service's most secretive section, which investigates police misconduct and corruption.

Scientists focus on urban wellbeing

9 December 2014 - 2:40am
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.

VIDEO: Protesters target William and Kate visit

9 December 2014 - 2:34am
Protesters gather outside the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, where the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are attending a National Basketball Association game as part of their three day trip to America.

Australia 'worst climate performer'

9 December 2014 - 2:14am
Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, a new report says.

Ukraine in 'Day of Silence' truce bid

9 December 2014 - 2:10am
A "Day of Silence" is held in Ukraine in an attempt to kick-start a much-violated ceasefire deal, but new peace talks in Belarus remain uncertain.

Asian shares down on global oil rout

9 December 2014 - 2:05am
Asian shares traded lower on Tuesday, following losses on Wall Street over slumping oil prices and worries about global growth.

In Pictures: William and Kate in US

9 December 2014 - 1:46am
Images from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's US visit

Where is Christmas going wrong?

9 December 2014 - 1:45am
Why do 'winter wonderlands' leave us cold?

Dewani prepares to return to UK

9 December 2014 - 1:41am
British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of murdering his wife on their honeymoon.

UK firms 'hiring £1,000 bricklayers'

9 December 2014 - 1:28am
Building companies in London have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.

Longer BBC local news for election

9 December 2014 - 1:16am
The BBC's late evening TV news bulletins in the English regions are being extended in the run-up to the general election in May next year.

VIDEO: Jetpack maker takes off in Australia

9 December 2014 - 1:05am
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.

Bold Modi tackles Muslim Kashmir head on

9 December 2014 - 1:03am
The Indian prime minster has made repeated visits to Kashmir despite fears that he would marginalise the country's Muslim population, says Andrew Whitehead.