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'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:41:59 GMT - Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.
State of emergency imposed in Sinai
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:58:40 GMT - Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.
Google boss sets new skydive record
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:35:51 GMT - Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
One killed in US school shooting
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:29 GMT - One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT - Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT - David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT - A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT - Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
Canada attack 'not linked to IS'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:37 GMT - Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.
Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:29:57 GMT - Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:26 GMT - Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
First transplant of 'dead' heart
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT - Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:16 GMT - 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.
VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:27:22 GMT - The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:38:20 GMT - Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:47:32 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:29 GMT - The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:05:53 GMT - As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
VIDEO: The smartphone that answers back
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:50 GMT - How one manufacturer is making its smartphone really stand out from the crowd.
VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:49:14 GMT - Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
The Queen sends her first tweet
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT - The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMT - The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT - UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:29 GMT - Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
Hailo says Uber blocked investors
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:41:35 GMT - After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
Dark Souls II named game of the year
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:40:38 GMT - DayZ, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Assassins Creed are also among the winners.
Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT - 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.
Alvin Stardust album gets early release
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT - The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
Science chief warns on acid oceans
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT - The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT - The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
Cancer-killing cells made in the lab
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT - Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
Later sunsets 'make kids more active'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:39 GMT - Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
Suarez gets help for impulse to bite
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT - Luis Suarez gets professional help for an "impulse" to bite opponents ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on Saturday.
Nadal confirms the end of his season
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:31:14 GMT - Fourteen-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season to undergo appendix surgery.
The day UFOs stopped play
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT - In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it?
How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:32:50 GMT - The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers.
Women propose sex strike for peace
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:14 GMT - Female peace activists think the strike could force men to end armed conflict.
Daniel Pearl murder suspect released
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:58 GMT - One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:58 GMT - Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
Governor quits over Mexico missing
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT - The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:18 GMT - The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:39:44 GMT - 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.
Cost of driving licence to be cut
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT - The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Scottish Labour leader standing down
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:45:04 GMT - Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.
Anger over ancient woods quarry plan
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:57:03 GMT - Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.
Body of UK-born student identified
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:17:55 GMT - Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Day in pictures: 23 October
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 23 October
Your pictures: Steps
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
In pictures: Feline focus
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT - An online exhibition of cats
In pictures: Ottawa shootings
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT - Images from outside the Canadian parliament
In pictures: India celebrates Diwali
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT - Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
Day in pictures: 21 October
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 21 October
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT - What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
In pictures: Derry in 1969
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT - Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
The hardship posting to end all hardship postings
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT - The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT - Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
Picasso Museum sees grand reopening
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:56 GMT - Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:25:44 GMT - Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT - A selection of the top news photographs from around the world
India's iconic football club facing closure
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:19:24 GMT - How an iconic Indian football club fell on hard times
VIDEO: Swearing for feminism
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:02:38 GMT - Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?
Ukraine vote could push the country into chaos
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:27 GMT - Ukraine's vote could bring conflict, not peace
10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:17:05 GMT - Walk on the Wild Side's bass line cost £17, and more nuggets
Pakistan's bewildering array of militants
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:13:37 GMT - Pakistan's here today, gone tomorrow militant factions
Canada shootings and the terrorism debate
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:06:11 GMT - Canada no stranger to threat of political violence

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