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Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT 
    Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.


Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:01:21 GMT 
    Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.


Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT 
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.


Russians 'will not cave in' to West 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT 
    Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.


Cuba 'will stay on' communist path 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:23:11 GMT 
    Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.


Jordan ends death penalty moratorium 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:13:36 GMT 
    Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.


Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:46:45 GMT 
    Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.


Ambulance wait times 'may increase' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:45:11 GMT 
    Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.


Lord Sugar names his tenth Apprentice 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:01:20 GMT 
    Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names Australian businessman Mark Wright as his latest business partner, at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.


Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT 
    Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.


May 'could disband child abuse panel' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:54:23 GMT 
    The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.


Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT 
    News photo from around the world


Picture power: Doused with milk 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT 
    Treated for the effects of pepper spray


Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 18 December


In pictures: US-Cuban relations 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT 
    Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
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