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Week in pictures: 26 November - 2 December 2016

Fri, 2016-12-02 17:07
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Free period

Fri, 2016-12-02 17:03
Chinese events organiser Churan Zheng gets free company menstrual leave and says that in her view it is an essential option for all women.
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Shelter from the shelling in Aleppo

Fri, 2016-12-02 16:13
Tens of thousands of Syrians are fleeing the daily shelling and airstrikes, each with their own desperately sad stories.
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UK Championship 2016: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Williams to reach semis

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:57
Ronnie O'Sullivan powers into the semi-finals of the UK Championship with a 6-2 victory over Mark Williams.
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Gambia's Adama Barrow says shock win heralds 'new hope'

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:41
Property developer Adama Barrow says his shock win of the Gambian poll heralds new hope for the country.
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Edward Heath abuse claims: Police defend investigation

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:09
Police say an inquiry into abuse claims involving ex-PM Sir Edward Heath is exploring "significant" lines.
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Airline pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow Airport

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:06
The pilot of an airliner with 128 people on board suffers a heart attack as he taxies the plane to the runway at Glasgow Airport.
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Standing Rock: US veterans join North Dakota protests

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:01
US military veterans will protest alongside activists in North Dakota against an oil pipeline.
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Murder charge over Harmondsworth immigration centre death

Fri, 2016-12-02 14:00
A man is charged with murder after another man died following an assault at an immigration facility.
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Standing Rock: Protesters ready for the long winter

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:00
The BBC's James Cook visits the Standing Rock camps, where activists have built a community.
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Iceland election: Pirate Party asked to try to form government

Fri, 2016-12-02 12:29
Iceland's Pirate Party is asked by the president to try to form a new government, after snap elections.
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10 Things

Fri, 2016-12-02 09:44
Friends sometimes used stand-ins for its main characters, and more news nuggets.
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Get a 100 Women boost with our new app

Fri, 2016-12-02 09:38
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
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England v Australia: James Haskell says hosts must make Wallabies' lives 'hell'

Fri, 2016-12-02 08:09
England are chasing a record-equalling 14th straight win and although they beat Australia 3-0 in the summer, James Haskell is expecting another tough game on Saturday.
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Car seat rule changes: Will you be affected?

Fri, 2016-12-02 07:52
New rules on car seats are being brought in but what are they and will parents need to buy replacements?
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