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Burkina Faso leader urged to resign
Burkina Faso's opposition renews calls for the immediate resignation of President Blaise Compaore, as hundreds of protesters gather in the capital.
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
IPCC debates 'most important' report
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station
At least eight people die in an explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses tell the BBC.
Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
US police killing suspect captured
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
Four dead in Kansas airport crash
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.
VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights, including a flying car and electric rollerskates.
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VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.
AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils'
Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".
VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia
China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA.
VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
How much can UK campaign hurt IS?
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.
Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?
The price of peace in Colombia
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
French town bans clowns after scares
French town bans clowns after violent incidents
Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4%
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
Millions hit in Drupal hack attack
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
Dench and Watson honoured in LA
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
Google developing a cancer detector
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
Gerrard open to move from Liverpool
Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.
Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
Can you cheat your way to fitness?
Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?
The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour
Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
India bans official luxury travel
India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Mass graves found in western Iraq
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Long-serving Boston mayor dies
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
Victims meeting abuse inquiry staff
Victims' groups are meeting officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to call for inquiry chair Fiona Woolf to resign.
Two missing after fireworks blaze
Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.
Police boss in gross misconduct probe
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
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