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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 11:47:10 GMT)

Iran hangs woman despite campaign
Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:49:13 GMT)

Google boss sets new skydive record
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:35:51 GMT)

State of emergency imposed in Sinai
Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:58:40 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)

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)

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)

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)

One killed in US school shooting
One student is shot dead and four wounded in a school by a classmate who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:52:03 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)

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)

US golf boss sacked in Poulter row
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT)

Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMT)

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:53:28 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)

Royals edge ahead in World Series
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 3-2 in Game Three to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:04:42 GMT)

Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:26 GMT)

Governor quits over Mexico missing
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 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)

Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT)

First transplant of 'dead' heart
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 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 10:04:44 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)

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)

US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:18 GMT)

Scottish Labour leader stands down
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:42 GMT)

Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 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)

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT)

Kiwis stun Australia in Four Nations
New Zealand shock Australia in the Four Nations with a resounding victory that ended the hosts' 16-match winning run.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:11:40 GMT)

Suarez gets help for impulse to bite
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT)

Williams to face Halep in WTA final
World number one Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in a third set tie-break to reach the WTA final in Singapore.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:23:45 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)

Picasso Museum sees grand reopening
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:56 GMT)

Pakistan's bewildering array of militants
Pakistan's here today, gone tomorrow militant factions
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:13:37 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)

Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
A selection of the top news photographs from around the world
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT)

India's iconic football club facing closure
How an iconic Indian football club fell on hard times
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:19:24 GMT)

VIDEO: Swearing for feminism
Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:02:38 GMT)

Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?
Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:48:59 GMT)

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