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Global protests over climate change
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown ends
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere.
Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis
Tens of thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
US hopes for Afghan security pact
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang
Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
GM recalls cars over brake defect
American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
Deal to end Yemen crisis signed
The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels sign an agreement aimed at ending the political crisis which has gripped the country for weeks.
Pope decries 'perverted' extremists
Tens of thousands of people attend a Mass by Pope Francis, as the pontiff hits out at extremists "perverting" religion to justify violence.
New toxic mine spill in Mexico
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.
Turkish troops clear border Kurds
Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees.
Molten metal batteries for the grid
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.
Cape Fear actress Bergen dies aged 84
Polly Bergen, the actress whose fictional family was terrorised by Robert Mitchum in the 1962 film Cape Fear, dies aged 84.
VIDEO: Jude Law: "DRC gone off the radar"
During a trip to the troubled region of Eastern DRC, British actor Jude Law called for more international attention to be given to the country.
VIDEO: Prohibition plans for Kerala
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking.
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VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues
Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.
VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.
VIDEO: Choirs sing for World Peace Day
A global initiative is launched to get people and choirs from around the world singing together for peace.
VIDEO: Walliams joins SwimBritain relay
A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport.
VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault
US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
Jolie to direct ivory poaching film
Angelina Jolie signs up to direct Africa, a film about a conservationist's battles with ivory poachers.
VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.
US calls for EU to 'boost' economy
The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.
Fate of Air France 'at stake' in row
The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister.
eBay flaw has existed for months
A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found.
Google and Apple encrypt by default
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.
More celeb 'naked pictures' leaked
Kim Kardashian, Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens seem to be some of the latest victims.
Rare Monroe negative sold at auction
A rare negative of the movie star Marilyn Monroe, taken during her first professional photo shoot, is sold at auction in Devizes.
China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.
'Artificial eye' to detect particles
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
Ebola health team killed in Guinea
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
Pellegrini criticises Chelsea style
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini compares Chelsea's defensive style during Sunday's 1-1 draw to that of Stoke City.
Hamilton 'not thinking about title'
Lewis Hamilton insists the World Championship was not on his mind, despite taking the lead for the first time in four months.
The scary element that helps probe space's secrets
Plutonium may be the most feared substance in the entire periodic table, but it also has peaceful us
Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients
Cokie Van Der Velde, a water and sanitation specialist, has just flown to Liberia - she explains why she decided to go to a place with the deadly virus.
Kenya marks Westgate mall attack
Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.
Hong Kong students begin boycott
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
Police probe Balotelli racist abuse
Police are investigating after Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is subjected to racist abuse on Twitter.
Peru creates anti-logging commission
The Peruvian authorities announce a new anti-logging commission after the killings of four indigenous leaders in the Amazon rainforest.
Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.
White House security stepped up
The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.
Labour would extend child benefit cap
Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference.
Labour to 'reach out' to Yes voters
Labour is to reach out to supporters who voted for independence in last week's referendum, the party says.
NHS whistleblowing 'problems persist'
Whistleblowers still face real problems in speaking out in the health service - despite the push to create a more open culture, campaigners say.
Gay weddings targeted for citizenship
Illegal immigrants are targeting gay weddings to gain citizenship in the UK, a BBC Inside Out London investigation uncovers.
Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world
Day in pictures: 19 September
News images from around the world: 19 September
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results
Scotland votes "No" to independence
Your pictures: Vintage
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"
Day in pictures: 18 September
News images from around the world: 18 September
In pictures: Memory of History
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
In pictures: Scotland decides
Images from the Scottish independence referendum
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
A selection of your photos from around Wales
Ants v humans
Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?
Getting a driving licence without a test
How I got my driving licence without taking a test
Delhi marriage detective in high demand
Is your sweetheart playing away? Call Delhi's wedding detective
Westgate's unanswered questions
One year on, Kenyans await answers about the mall attack
Do people lie in surveys?
How much do people lie in surveys?
VIDEO: Overcooked? The hi-tech smart pan
The pan that aims to eliminate guesswork from cooking
Tomb mystery captivates Greece
Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
World Leaders flock to UN General Assembly
World leaders head for annual whirlwind get-together at UN
The 'mobile gatekeepers' of India's railways
The men who run with the trains in India
VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds
How Liberia lost its handshake
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
What the Afghan power-sharing deal means
What the Afghan power-sharing deal means

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