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Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:58:48 GMT)

Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT)

Charity decries US Ebola quarantine
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:34 GMT)

Obama urges 'credible' Myanmar vote
US president calls for a "credible" process when Myanmar hold elections in 2015, as major players held rare high-level talks.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:32:36 GMT)

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:29:20 GMT)

Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'
Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:47:43 GMT)

US police killing suspect captured
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:17:18 GMT)

Mass graves found in western Iraq
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:19:05 GMT)

Four dead in Kansas airport crash
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:45:27 GMT)

Drones buzz French nuclear plants
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:15 GMT)

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:59:52 GMT)

Hopes fade for Sri Lanka mudslip victims
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:17 GMT)

Norway's long wait for rockslide
It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:24 GMT)

New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel
The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:54:06 GMT)

Long-serving Boston mayor dies
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:03 GMT)

US posts better-than-expected growth
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:38 GMT)

Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT)

Mexico head meets students' families
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:53 GMT)

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT)

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT)

Australia urged to send Ebola medics
Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:57:29 GMT)

Australia ends sanctions on Fiji
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:23:14 GMT)

German motorway shooter sentenced
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT)

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT)

Abbas warning over holy site closure
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:50:22 GMT)

Tunisia secularists win elections
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT)

Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'
Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:35:34 GMT)

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:24:26 GMT)

Citigroup legal costs up by $600m
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT)

Asian shares higher on US growth
Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:08:23 GMT)

Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:48:01 GMT)

Murray seals World Tour Finals place
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT)

Giants beat Royals in World Series
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT)

Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:27:05 GMT)

Polanski freed after US arrest bid
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:23 GMT)

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT)

Ian McKellen given freedom of London
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:49:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Where people openly smoke marijuana
The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:14:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Where are Mexico's missing students?
The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:36:00 GMT)

VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT)

VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT)

VIDEO: Ebola threat to Sierra Leone mothers
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT)

VIDEO: Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes
Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:53 GMT)

VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:54:36 GMT)

Ukraine's "cyborg" defenders at Donetsk airport
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:02:24 GMT)

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:05:31 GMT)

The price of peace in Colombia
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT)

Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:36:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:30:51 GMT)

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election
The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:57:12 GMT)

Anzacs' sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:57:50 GMT)

The channel that's spiced up French TV
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT)

The older Indian women having children
Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:03:39 GMT)

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