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World News From BBC

Extinct giant penguin found in shed 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:03:45 GMT 
    A bird that would have towered above today's largest species is rediscovered thanks to 3D printing.

DR Congo 'coup plotters' acquitted 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:40:56 GMT 
    A group of 15 men accused of plotting to assassinate the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have been acquitted by a South African court.

Safety inquiry after Hughes's death 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:37:33 GMT 
    Cricket Australia will hold an investigation into player safety following the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes.

Hunted man held over double murder 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:46:06 GMT 
    A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.

Mexican president to overhaul police 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:28:18 GMT 
    Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Gaza floods prompt emergency status 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:04:32 GMT 
    After days of heavy rain, the UN declares a state of emergency amid severe flooding in the Gaza Strip, still damaged from the summer war.

'Anti-government' gun attack in Texas 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:01:36 GMT 
    A gunman who attacked downtown buildings and the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, before being shot may have had political reasons, say police.

Seven jailed for sex abuse of girls 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:05:19 GMT 
    Seven men are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in Bristol.

Police officer stabs dog to death 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:11:26 GMT 
    A dog is stabbed to death by a police officer during a drugs search in south-east London.

Abuse doctor 'had 170,000 images' 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:24:59 GMT 
    A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients had more than 170,000 images of patients on a spy pen, a court hears.

Man stabbed outside primary school 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:19:48 GMT 
    A man is stabbed in the chest as people are collecting their children from a Greater Manchester Primary School.

Week in pictures: 22-28 November 2014 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:52:19 GMT 
    News photos from around the world

Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:29:41 GMT 
    A photographer's view

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

Day in pictures: 26 November 2014 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:54:02 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 25 November
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