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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
Chile marches against education bill
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.
Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.
Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
Iran woman's hanging draws protests
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
Mass protest over Italy job reforms
A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.
US urges probe into West Bank death
The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
New York axe attack 'terrorist act'
Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.
Protesters scuffle at N Korea border
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
Mulaudzi killed in a car crash
Former Olympic 800m silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is killed in a road traffic accident in his native South Africa.
VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.
VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote
Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.
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VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision
Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back
How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd.
VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
Russian clocks go back for last time
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
Baffling ballet
Can scientists unlock the secrets of starling murmurations using computer models and citizen science?
Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'
One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.
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Hailo says Uber blocked investors
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
The Queen sends her first tweet
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
Alvin Stardust album gets early release
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
Science chief warns on acid oceans
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
Cancer-killing cells made in the lab
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
First transplant of 'dead' heart
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona
Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.
Northampton 34-6 Ospreys
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Saints end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season in the Champions Cup.
The day UFOs stopped play
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it?
How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master
The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers.
Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Younus sets Pakistan century record
Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.
Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
Life terms for Argentina jail crimes
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
Lamont quits after role 'questioned'
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.
IT issues cause Heathrow disruption
An IT problem at Heathrow airport causes baggage handling problems, with some passengers reporting "huge delays".
Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.
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The hardship posting to end all hardship postings
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Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
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Picasso Museum sees grand reopening
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' state
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India's iconic football club facing closure
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VIDEO: Swearing for feminism
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Indian PM opens up to media - sort of
India's arm's length PM mixes with reporters - a bit
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