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Russia airspace incursion 'no accident'

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".

Former UN head charged with corruption

US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.

Pistorius family angry over ruling

The refusal to free South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius from prison on parole "flies in the face" of justice, his family says.

Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.

Five held over Sydney police shooting

Five people are arrested in dawn raids in Sydney over the fatal shooting last week of police worker Curtis Cheng.

EU offers Turkey €1bn in migrant plan

The EU is offering new incentives to Turkey - including financial aid and easing of visa restrictions - for help to solve the migrant crisis.

Yemen's Houthis commit to UN peace plan

Yemen's Houthi rebels confirm in writing to the UN secretary general their commitment to UN resolutions aimed at ending the country's conflict.

New search for Duffy's Cut remains

New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - in 1832 while building a railway.

US commerce secretary visits Cuba

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.

Korean leader for UN climate panel

Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Dead pilot had heart condition

A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.

Neutrino 'flip' wins physics Nobel

The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, who discovered that neutrinos switch between different "flavours".

VIDEO: Call to air traffic control after pilot dies

A recording of a call from the co-pilot to air traffic control has been released after a pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston is believed to have died of a heart attack.

VIDEO: Microsoft launches Windows laptop

Microsoft has launched a laptop dubbed the Surface Book, as part of a suite of new Windows 10 products.

VIDEO: Colouring in 3D characters that move

Drawing books are given an augmented reality twist by Disney's Switzerland-based research team.

VIDEO: The inflatable tube saving lives

A British inventor has created a life-saving device to be used on water after seeing images of drowning migrants in the Mediterranean.

VIDEO: Blair: Curtail Russian clout in Syria

Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis

VIDEO: Edward Snowden on life as 'a marked man'

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells the BBC's Panorama he is a "marked man", after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by his former employer, the US National Security Agency (NSA).

VIDEO: Changing the face of Harry Potter

Harry Potter's new illustrator Jim Kay explains how he came up with his versions of the world famous magical characters.

VIDEO: Can yoga bring peace to Caracas slums?

A yoga scheme has been set up in the slums of Caracas to improve the quality of life for the people that live there.

The high-stakes gamble over Syria

With Russia's involvement in Syria, the potential for military mishaps is significant, says Jonathan Marcus.

Legacy of Iran-Iraq war lives on

The BBC's Lyse Doucet asks how far the Middle East today is defined by the legacy of the Iran-Iraq war.

Neutrinos: 'Superheroes' of particle world

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was been awarded for work on neutrinos. So why has the work been deemed worthy of the highest award in science?

TPP trade deal: Winners and losers

The TTP trade deal is being touted as the world's biggest in two decades. Here's a look at some of the winners and losers of the deal.

Python nearly kills US pet store worker

A man working at a Kentucky pet store has been seriously hurt after a massive python he was feeding nearly crushed him to death.

Tom Hanks finds student ID in park

Actor Tom Hanks is on a mission to return a university student's ID card he found in a New York City park.

VW expects recall to start in January

VW expects to start a recall of cars affected by its emissions scandal in January, the car giant's new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, has said.

IMF cuts forecast for global growth

The International Monetary Fund cuts its forecast for global growth in 2015 to 3.1% from 3.3%.

Microsoft launches Windows laptop

In one of its biggest product launches, Microsoft has unveiled a range of devices including a laptop.

Drone leaflet drop urges agents to quit

A drone drops leaflets on the Dagger Complex US military base near Frankfurt, urging its 1,100 National Security Agency employees to quit.

Will Smith reveals world tour plans

Actor and rapper Will Smith reveals he's recorded more than 30 songs and is planning his first ever world tour with sidekick DJ Jazzy Jeff next year.

Lord Sugar missed out on US Apprentice

Sir Alan Sugar reveals he missed out on fronting the US version of The Apprentice because he wasn't well known enough in the States.

Homo naledi was 'jack of all trades'

Scientists publish a second batch of papers on Homo naledi, the creature whose remains were sensationally found deep inside a South African cave.

Plant uses raindrops to eat ants

A carnivorous plant uses raindrops as a power source to bounce ants into a trap, researchers find.

UK end-of-life care 'best in world'

End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.

Nobel Prize for anti-parasite drugs

The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.

Canada 15-17 Romania

Romania recover from 15-0 down to beat Canada 17-15 and complete the biggest comeback in World Cup history.

Liverpool close to appointing Klopp

Liverpool are close to appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as their manager on a three-year deal.

The greenest island in the world?

How people on the smallest of the Canary Islands have turned natural challenges into opportunities.

Surviving the bullring for a comfy retirement

Thousands of bulls are sent into the ring in Spain each year- most are killed but a handful are spared.

Footballer's mother killed in Hajj crush

The mother of Stoke City footballer Mame Diouf is understood to have died in a stampede during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Accused Ghanaian judges suspended

Ghana suspends seven High Court judges following allegations of bribery stemming from a documentary made by a renowned investigative journalist.

Fifa fines HK over China anthem booing

The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is fined HK$40,000 ($5,160; £3,400) by Fifa after its fans booed the Chinese national anthem during a match.

Knife attack on Bangladesh pastor

A Bangladeshi pastor survives an attempt to slit his throat by men who visited his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity.

Ruling threatens Facebook data transfers

The EU's top court rules that a data transfer pact with the US did not do enough to protect people's privacy, causing problems for Facebook.

EU lawyer backs UK on migrant benefits

A top EU legal adviser backs the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission over the UK's right to reside test for EU migrants.

Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

Fiji end an encouraging Pool A campaign with a seven-try win over Uruguay, who score their first World Cup try in 12 years.

Guatemala mudslide area 'uninhabitable'

The Guatemalan neighbourhood which was buried in a mudslide on Thursday is declared uninhabitable by the authorities.

Saudi blogger wins free-speech prize

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam", wins the Pen Pinter prize for championing free speech.

PM 'could intervene' over Saudi case

David Cameron says he will "look to see if there is an opportunity" to intervene personally on behalf of a protester on death row in Saudi Arabia.

Carolina flood death toll rises to 17

The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.

Student dies after US football injury

A Seattle teenager dies of injuries he suffered while playing for his school's American football team.

Mexico: Migration through a lens

Images from an exhibition that examines migration from southern Mexico to the United States.

Dunhuang: a city on the old Silk Road - in pictures

Images from the ancient Silk Road town of Dunhuang

Fishing and ultraviolence

The strange world of jihadist advertising

China's communist theme park - and other unusual attractions

The Chinese theme park that fails to impress

Has America already had a female president?

Has America already had a female president?

Shipping containers become migrant homes

Shipping containers revamped for Hamburg's migrants

Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?

Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?

Outcry as Austria jails Jewish writer

Austria jails Jewish writer who documented Nazi property grabs

The other mass shooting you may have missed

The other mass shooting you may have missed

Uruguay's rugby team beefs up for Fiji match

Uruguay rugby team prepares for Fiji match

Fear and resentment in Balochistan

Fear, suspicion and subversive graffiti in Balochistan

Bangkok bomb: Has the case been solved?

Has the case really been solved?

'Beef' lynching: Failure of India's political imagination?

Why 'beef' killing underscores failure of India's politics