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PM tells EU: 'Back me on migration' 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:56:44 GMT 
    British PM David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plan to restrict migrant welfare benefits, but will "rule nothing out" if rebuffed

Ebola test results 'in 15 minutes' 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:13:19 GMT 
    A rapid 15-minute blood test for Ebola which researchers say would increase the chances of survival from the virus, is to be trialled in Guinea.

Pope in Turkey to boost faith ties 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:16:21 GMT 
    Pope Francis begins a trip to Turkey aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue and is also expected to highlight the plight of Middle East refugees.

Airport raids tackle cyberthieves 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:54:48 GMT 
    Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in raids at 80 airports.

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.

Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:00:16 GMT 
    Police in Austria arrest 13 people suspected of radicalising young people and recruiting them to fight in Syria.

Thailand backs surrogacy trade ban 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:30:56 GMT 
    Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy following international outrage over the largely unregulated trade.

Xinjiang to hire 3,000 ex-soldiers 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:39:05 GMT 
    The capital of China's restive region of Xinjiang will recruit 3,000 carefully vetted former soldiers as guards.

Russia warships pass through Channel 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:48:45 GMT 
    A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.

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.

Newspaper retracts 'sex slaves' term 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:51:57 GMT 
    Japan's biggest paper retracts use of the term "sex slaves" for women who worked in World War Two army brothels, in a move likely to anger China and South Korea.

MPs suspended for heckling SA leader 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:35:38 GMT 
    South African opposition party leader Julius Malema and 11 of his MPs are suspended from parliament without pay for heckling the president.

VIDEO: Dancing woman flouts Iranian rules 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:43:38 GMT 
    An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.

VIDEO: Saving Darth Vader's childhood home 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:06 GMT 
    When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.

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  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:43:02 GMT 
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