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23
Dec
UN's Ban Ki-moon seeks to boost South Sudan force

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to add 5,500 UN troops to the 7,000-strong force in South Sudan, amid escalating fighting there. His plea comes as new details emerge of alleged mass killings committed during more than a week of violence. Mr Ban warned that anyone responsible for abuse would be held to account. Tens of thousands of people have fled fighting, as rebels thought to support sacked former vice-president Riek... [read news]

21
Dec
Apollo Theatre collapse: Initial safety checks complete

Initial safety checks at a London theatre where a part of a ceiling collapsed have been completed. Seventy-six people were injured when ornate plasterwork at the Apollo fell during a production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. The Shaftesbury Avenue venue has been handed back to the Apollo's owner, Nimax Theatres, by the authorities. The investigation will be carried out by Westminster City Council after police ruled... [read news]

19
Dec
Apollo Theatre: Ceiling collapses during show in London

Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say. The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time. Eyewitnesses heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT. Theatre-goers left covered in debris. The Apollo's owner described it as a "shocking and upsetting"... [read news]

18
Dec
Turkey PM Erdogan condemns 'dirty' corruption probe

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced a corruption inquiry as a "dirty operation" against his government. Some 52 people - including three sons of cabinet ministers - were arrested in dawn raids on Tuesday in connection with a high-profile bribery inquiry. Five police chiefs who oversaw raids in Istanbul and Ankara were sacked for "abuse of office", Mr Erdogan said. "We will not allow political plotting," the prime... [read news]

16
Dec
Syria crisis: UN launches record $6.5bn aid appeal

The United Nations has announced its biggest ever appeal, seeking $6.5bn (£4bn; 4.7bn euros) for humanitarian aid to Syria. The UN estimates nearly three-quarters of Syria's 22.4 million population will need humanitarian aid in 2014. The appeal coincides with a new study by the International Rescue Committee, which warns that starvation is now threatening the Syrian population. Bread prices have risen by 500% in some areas, according to... [read news]

13
Dec
North Korean purge of leader's uncle sparks stability fears

The execution of the once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has rekindled fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state. South Korean defence chief Kim Kawn-jin promised "heightened readiness" after the purge of Chang Song-thaek. He said the execution could be seen as part of a "reign of terror" by the North Korean leader. Mr Chang was executed for "acts of treachery" after appearing before a military trial. He... [read news]

12
Dec
Bangladesh court upholds Abdul Kader Mullah execution

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of an Islamist leader, Abdul Kader Mullah. The judge dismissed his appeal, saying it paves the way for his execution. Mullah had been scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, before gaining a reprieve. No new date has been set. He was convicted in February of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party... [read news]

11
Dec
Ukraine violence: US considers sanctions

The US state department has said it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine as the political crisis there continues. It follows attempts by riot police to dislodge anti-government protesters from their strongholds in the capital. The president said on Wednesday force would not again be used against peaceful protesters. But his offer of talks to resolve the crisis was swiftly rejected by opposition leaders. The... [read news]

10
Dec
New snowstorm cranking up in Northeast

It may not technically be winter yet, but don't tell that to the 50 million Americans in the northeastern U.S. who were saying hello Tuesday to another winter storm that was snarling commutes and travel schedules. The storm brought rain to North Carolina, with the first snow falling in Washington around dawn. Commuters in the Washington, D.C., area were greeted with pounding snow, and the federal government shut its doors for the... [read news]

09
Dec
Mandela death: Daughter Makaziwe tells of final moments

Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe has told the BBC about the "wonderful" final hours of the former president, who died aged 95 last Thursday. Ms Mandela said his wife Graca, the children and grandchildren were all there to say goodbye. South Africa is observing a series of commemorations over the next week, leading up to the funeral on Sunday. More than 100 current or former heads of state or government will attend the funeral or Tuesday's... [read news]


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