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Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:16 GMT)

'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks
Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:10:22 GMT)

Tunisia in landmark presidency poll
Tunisia is set to hold its first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolution that triggered uprisings across the region.
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:45:19 GMT)

Flood warnings for US snowmelt
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:44:00 GMT)

West 'seeks Russia regime change'
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT)

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT)

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:18:21 GMT)

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:28 GMT)

Thai king's absence sparks concern
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:24:17 GMT)

Pilgrims flock to 16th-Century saint
Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Spanish missionary.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:16:13 GMT)

Albania opens huge Cold War bunker
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:50:01 GMT)

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:35:43 GMT)

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT)

Indonesian president flies economy
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:10 GMT)

Obama defends immigration reform
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:14 GMT)

Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:09:42 GMT)

Colombia general 'free next week'
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:21:47 GMT)

Mexico vows action on rule of law
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:05:58 GMT)

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:35 GMT)

Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe
Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:43 GMT)

Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:57:49 GMT)

S Lanka health chief in election bid
One of the most senior figures in the Sri Lankan government announces that he is to stand against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in presidential elections.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:55:00 GMT)

Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud
The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:13 GMT)

US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria
The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:48 GMT)

Bahrain holds disputed election
Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:20:19 GMT)

Benghazi report clears US response
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:22:13 GMT)

Mental health nursing cuts warning
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:08:02 GMT)

May 'bruised' over EU arrest warrant
Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she was left "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:46:54 GMT)

US stocks boosted by China rate cut
US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:32:52 GMT)

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:03:57 GMT)

Aereo files for bankruptcy protection
Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:56:07 GMT)

Hamilton eyes 'biggest day of life'
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:36:12 GMT)

Wales 16-34 New Zealand
Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand in Cardiff - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:26:04 GMT)

Red Bull excluded from qualifying
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are excluded from qualifying at the Abu Dhabi GP for driving illegal cars.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:50:46 GMT)

O'Keeffe work sets female art record
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT)

Cosby carries on with one-man show
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT)

Cher cancels remaining tour dates
The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:06:27 GMT)

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak 'stable' in Guinea
In Guinea, the World Health Organization has told the BBC the outbreak is now, overall, "stable" across the country, despite flare-ups in the south-east.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:24:48 GMT)

VIDEO: Sold and beaten: India's slave brides
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:05:34 GMT)

VIDEO: Kenya bus attack leaves 28 dead
Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least 28 people on board a bus near the border with Somalia.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:02:43 GMT)

VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT)

VIDEO: Kim Kardashian's bottom: Work of art?
Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:11:01 GMT)

VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT)

VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT)

VIDEO: Fresh snow fears for US residents
Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:02 GMT)

Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:04:06 GMT)

The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:03:33 GMT)

The day her family wasn't there
My family was deported while I was at school
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:08:40 GMT)

The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:15:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
(Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:18:50 GMT)

VIDEO: Ferguson protests inspire local artist
US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:56:43 GMT)

Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'
A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:12:18 GMT)

VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events
A journey through a tense summer in Ferguson, Missouri
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:24:02 GMT)

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