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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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:42:26 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:39 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:36 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:04:08 GMT)

Clashes hit historic Lebanese market
At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:40:56 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:15:33 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:06:51 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:03:05 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:04:27 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:46 GMT)

Ex-PGA boss sorry for Poulter tweet
Ted Bishop, former president of the PGA of America, apologises after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:43:33 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:36:16 GMT)

Baffling ballet
Can scientists unlock the secrets of starling murmurations using computer models and citizen science?
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:20:13 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:10:30 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:40:48 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT)

US judge sentences Farc commander
A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:38:50 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:29:57 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:27:29 GMT)

Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court
A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:47:11 GMT)

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.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT)

New John Cantlie video posted online
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:15:15 GMT)

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:57:33 GMT)

Most UK profit warnings since 2008
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:03:57 GMT)

Police in central Edinburgh incident
An area in central Edinburgh has been cordoned off as police officers deal with an incident.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:17:29 GMT)

Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:29 GMT)

Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas
Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:29:26 GMT)

Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:58 GMT)

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona
Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:28:48 GMT)

Pellegrini remains calm after defeat
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:39:02 GMT)

Northampton 34-6 Ospreys
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:04:51 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT)

US network AMC buys into BBC America
US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:27:02 GMT)

VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:33 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:53 GMT)

VIDEO: One dead in US school shooting
One person was killed and four others injured after a student opened fire at a school north of Seattle, in the US state of Washington.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Spirit of revolution simmers in Kiev
Steve Rosenberg visits Kiev to see how the recent violence in Ukraine has had an impact on who is running for parliament.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:08:42 GMT)

VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:08:22 GMT)

VIDEO: CCTV of Ottawa shooting suspect
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:28:51 GMT)

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.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:36:43 GMT)

Jose Mujica: Rebel turned president
A look back at Jose Mujica's time as president
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:23:29 GMT)

Indian PM opens up to media - sort of
India's arm's length PM mixes with reporters - a bit
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:13:36 GMT)

What's the appeal of a caliphate?
Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:05:58 GMT)

What's been lurking in the Baltic Sea?
What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:05:02 GMT)

Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' state
Who will prevail in Brazil's battleground state?
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:04:57 GMT)

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