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Soldier killed in Canada shootings
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.
Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest
Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.
Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".
Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
Four guilty of Blackwater killings
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
Military heads admit Afghan mistakes
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
Microsoft to phase out Nokia name
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
Nasa shares free sounds from space
The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
DNA yields secrets of human pioneer
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.
VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.
VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on
The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years
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VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.
VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
Adorkable new words make dictionary
The latest print edition of the Collins English dictionary contains 50,000 newly-added words, including selfie, onesie and adorkable.
US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Audi claims self-drive speed record
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.
Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.
Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.
Slumbering lions win top photo prize
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
'Nine million have TB' - WHO report
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.
Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.
RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.
Remembering Ben Bradlee
Today presenter James Naughtie remembers his friend, the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee who's died aged 93.
Tales from the India Office
Millions of documents recording Britain's 350-year presence in the sub-continent reveal some exotic stories.
Somali teenager 'stoned to death'
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.
UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Freed N Korea detainee back in US
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
Police killer Roberts to be freed
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.
'Anti-extremism' school code shelved
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
'More to do' on disabled hate crimes
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.
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In pictures: Derry in 1969
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In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath
Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir
Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014
News photos from around the world
From silver mine to wet plate
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru
Reclaiming the swastika
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it
US seniors face student loan debt
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?
Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia
Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive
Six surprising Ebola numbers
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic
What's lurking in Sweden's waters?
What is lurking in Sweden's waters?
Photographer captures beauty of Greenland
Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet
Nirvana: 25 years since first UK gig
Fans recall Nirvana's first UK gig 25 years on
The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres
Renting your own room for a power nap
In pictures: India celebrates Diwali
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
Tories split over Juncker's Commission
Tories in Brussels split over Juncker's Commission

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