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Soldier killed in Canada shootings
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:56:51 GMT)

Four guilty of Blackwater killings
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:30 GMT)

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest
Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:58 GMT)

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:41 GMT)

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:31 GMT)

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem in what police are suggesting was a "terrorist attack".
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:36:35 GMT)

Sweden could use force in sub hunt
Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:39:27 GMT)

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT)

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT)

Nasa shares free sounds from space
The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT)

U-boat found with ship it sank
U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:55 GMT)

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT)

Freed N Korea detainee back in US
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:53:07 GMT)

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:40 GMT)

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT)

Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'
A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:53 GMT)

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:36:32 GMT)

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:13 GMT)

Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:29 GMT)

China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:22 GMT)

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:05 GMT)

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:12:31 GMT)

UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT)

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:49:13 GMT)

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:20 GMT)

Police killer Roberts to be freed
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:32:11 GMT)

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:44:19 GMT)

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:48 GMT)

Boeing raises annual profit forecast
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:42 GMT)

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:18:21 GMT)

RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:46 GMT)

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt
More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:50:05 GMT)

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:28 GMT)

Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:13 GMT)

S Club reunite for Children in Need
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:42:31 GMT)

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Training for safe Ebola burials
As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:14:36 GMT)

VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT)

VIDEO: Protests outside HK leader's house
Protesters gather outside of the residence of Hong Kong's leader, CY Leung, in protest at his recent comments on extending democracy.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:26 GMT)

VIDEO: Swedish search for 'foreign sub' in bay
Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:56:44 GMT)

VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT)

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT)

VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:49:07 GMT)

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?
Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:18:06 GMT)

Remembering Ben Bradlee
Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:06 GMT)

Day in pictures: 22 October
A selection of news images from around the world
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:33:20 GMT)

Tales from the India Office
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:32 GMT)

Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:14:12 GMT)

Debt campaigners tear up student loans
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:13:14 GMT)

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