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Football: Arsenal down Dortmund to make last 16

Arsene Wenger's side were desperately in need of a morale-boosting European victory after back-to-back defeats against Swansea and Manchester United left them well adrift in the Premier League title race.

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Asia Pacific

A car is driven on a road previously occupied by pro-democracy protesters as traffic resumes after police completed their clearance of a major protest site in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on Nov 26, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Major road reopens after Hong Kong police clear protest site

The six-lane Nathan Road in the Mongkok district reopened to traffic on Wednesday (Nov 26) after pro-democracy protesters' barricades and tents were removed.

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Singapore

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World

A demonstrator is arrested on Nov 26, 2014 in Los Angeles during demonstrations against a decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP/Ringo Chiu)

Ferguson cleans up, but passions still inflamed

Violence erupted in the St Louis, Missouri suburb for a second night on Tuesday over a decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

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Business

Job seekers line up to meet with a recruiter for the Hayward Unified School District during a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward, California. (Photo: AFP/Justin Sullivan)

US jobless claims rise

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits increased by 21,000 in the week ending Nov 22 to 313,000, the Labor Department said on Wednesday (Nov 26). 

US new home sales rise in October

US new home sales rose modestly in October, with inventories on the market continuing to creep higher as the housing market recovery lags, government data released Wednesday showed.

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Sport

Atletico Madrid's Cristian Ansaldi (C) vies with Olympiakos' Pajtim Kasami (L) and Omar Elabdellaoui (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. (AFP/GERARD JULIEN)

Football: Arsenal, Atletico, Leverkusen through to last 16

Spanish champions Atletico crushed Olympiakos 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic and now need only a point away to Juventus in their final Group A match to secure top spot.

Football: Arsenal down Dortmund to make last 16

Arsene Wenger's side were desperately in need of a morale-boosting European victory after back-to-back defeats against Swansea and Manchester United left them well adrift in the Premier League title race.

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Entertainment

Actor Romeo Tan plays Zhang Yan, a prosecutor who wants independence for Singapore in The Journey: Tumultuous Times. (Photo: MediaCorp)

Romeo Tan feels good being bad in The Journey: Tumultuous Times

Actor Romeo Tan says he enjoys playing Zhang Yan, a man who becomes corrupted by power in The Journey: Tumultuous Times, despite grappling with jargon-filled lines and an instance where his facial hair got in the way of a serious scene.

Prince vanishes from social media

As of late Tuesday (Nov 25), the megastar's Twitter and Facebook accounts had both disappeared and almost all videos from his official account had been taken off YouTube.

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Technology

Members of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announce on Oct 5, 2010 that Russian-born scientists Andre Geim (L, on screen) and Konstantin Novoselov (R) share the Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering work on graphene. (Photo: AFP/Scanpix - Maja Suslin)

Super material has chink in its armour

The world's thinnest material, but stronger than steel, graphene acts as a barrier even to the smallest of atoms, hydrogen - but has now been shown up to have a chink in its armour for protons. 

UN moves to strengthen digital privacy

The United Nations on Tuesday (Nov 25) adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urged governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.

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Health

For illustration: A nurse taking care of a terminally ill patient at an HIV/AIDS clinic. (Photo: AFP/FILE/SERGEI SUPINSKY)

Most US HIV cases not under control: Study

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the vast majority of 1.2 million infected people either were no longer in care or were not taking medication regularly in 2011 - boosting the risk of transmission.

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Lifestyle

Irish forward Stephanie Roche poses in the locker room of her French Ligue 1 football club Albi in Albi, France. (AFP/Remy Gabalda)

Football: Roche's challenge to World Cup stars for goal of the year

The goal has been viewed on the internet millions of times. That could help Stephanie Roche beat the big name World Cup stars to the Puskas Award when it is announced on Jan 12.