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Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.
Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
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.
Charity decries US Ebola quarantine
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
Obama urges 'credible' Myanmar vote
US president calls for a "credible" process when Myanmar hold elections in 2015, as major players held rare high-level talks.
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.
Drones buzz French nuclear plants
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'
Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.
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.
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.
Polanski freed after US arrest bid
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
VIDEO: Where are Mexico's missing students?
The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.
VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.
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VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge
Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?
The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas
Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
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.
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.
Why scratching 'intensifies itching'
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
Citigroup legal costs up by $600m
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
Asian shares higher on US growth
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
Pirate Bay founder faces jail term
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
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.
Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
Ian McKellen given freedom of London
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
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.
A 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.
Murray seals World Tour Finals place
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
Giants beat Royals in World Series
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
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.
Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
Australia urged to send Ebola medics
Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
German motorway shooter sentenced
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 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".
Abbas warning over holy site closure
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
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.
Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'
Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist.
'Do more' to tackle aid corruption
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
Four people hurt in fireworks blaze
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
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