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Deadline day for Iran nuclear deal
Diplomats are to make a final push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline, amid talk of a possible extension.
Banker ruled fit for HK murder trial
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
US police kill boy carrying fake gun
Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a fake gun.
Mother of baby left in drain charged
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
Obama praise for 'President Clinton'
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Business confidence at five-year low
Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.
Volleyball woman out of Iran prison
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Kenya 'kills 100 Shabab militants'
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.
Farc warning on release of general
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
MH17 wreckage leaves rebel Ukraine
Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv.
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (103,000; $161,000).
Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies
Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
Obama defends immigration reform
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Mexico vows action on rule of law
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
'Boko Haram' kills Nigeria fishermen
Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.
Tunisia in landmark presidency poll
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.
Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.
Nepal bus crash search finds 47 dead
Nepalese authorities find 47 bodies after a bus crashed into the Bheri river in the western region of the country.
New computer spying bug discovered
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss
Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.
UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
Palestinian man shot dead in Gaza
A Palestinian man in Gaza is shot and killed by Israeli troops, local health officials say, the first such death since a 50-day summer conflict.
Ransom ban among anti-terror measures
Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary.
Dewani judge asked to throw out case
The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, the judge will be told later.
Asia shares higher on China rate cut
Asian stock markets traded higher as investors cheer an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's vow to fight deflation.
RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
New web data powers plan for police
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
Second title 'means more than first'
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
I take all the blame - Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.
Clarke named in Australia squad
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.
Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep
Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
O'Keeffe work sets female art record
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
Cosby defends rape claims silence
US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
VIDEO: Travelling through the Ebola heartland
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been on a trip across two West African nations affected by Ebola to see how the authorities are dealing with the virus.
VIDEO: Cyclists find baby in Sydney drain
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
VIDEO: Iraq village caught between two sides
The war in Iraq is pitting neighbour against neighbour, and for those who do not want to choose sides life can be even more dangerous.
VIDEO: 'Feeling of optimism' in Tunisia
Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"
VIDEO: Sold and beaten: India's slave brides
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Horrific attack' on traders
Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.
VIDEO: Militants claim Kenya bus attack
Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
VIDEO: Preparing for floods after US snowfall
Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.
Born in Indonesia, murdered in Hong Kong
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
Anxiety and fear ahead of Ferguson ruling
Tension rises ahead of Ferguson, Missouri shooting ruling
Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
French fight for economic reputation
French come out fighting for their economic reputation
VIDEO: What makes the Chinese laugh?
Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events
How unrest in Ferguson put the US on edge
Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

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