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Burkina Faso's president resigns
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:07:44 GMT - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
UN chief defends Ebola aid workers
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:31:17 GMT - UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
China makes 'biggest cash haul'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:59:49 GMT - Anti-corruption investigators in China reportedly find the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:40:12 GMT - Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:56:12 GMT - Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
IPCC debates 'most important' report
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:14 GMT - Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:02:38 GMT - An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT - Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:20:20 GMT - Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT - Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
US police killing suspect captured
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:50 GMT - 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.
VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT - A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT - A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT - BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights, including a flying car and electric rollerskates.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:40:01 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT - The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.
VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT - Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:38:10 GMT - China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA.
AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:40 GMT - Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".
How much can UK campaign hurt IS?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT - The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.
Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT - Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?
The price of peace in Colombia
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT - As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT - It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
French town bans clowns after scares
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:23 GMT - French town bans clowns after violent incidents
Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT - Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:56 GMT - Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4%
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:16:49 GMT - Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
Pirate Bay founder gets jail term
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT - Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Millions hit in Drupal hack attack
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT - Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
French radio station catches fire
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:49 GMT - A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:43:07 GMT - A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:27 GMT - A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT - A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT - The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
Google developing a cancer detector
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT - Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
Costa set to make Chelsea return
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:14 GMT - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.
Hamilton critical of double points
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:08:58 GMT - Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
Can you cheat your way to fitness?
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT - Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?
The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT - Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT - Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
Three held over India bank heist
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:26:37 GMT - Police in India say they have arrested three people who they suspect robbed a bank by digging a 125-foot (40-metre) tunnel straight into the vault.
Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT - 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.
Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT - Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Mass graves found in western Iraq
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:29:32 GMT - Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:34 GMT - Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:26:21 GMT - Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.
Two missing after fireworks blaze
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:18 GMT - Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.
Warmest UK Halloween on record
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:38 GMT - This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Harris loses conviction appeal bid
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:29 GMT - Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Day in pictures: 30 October
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 30 October
Day in pictures: 29 October
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 29 October
Day in pictures: 28 October
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 28 October
Bolshoi behind bars
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT - Costumes on show at a former prison
Day in pictures: 27 October
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT - 24 hours of news images: 27 October
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT - Top news images from 18-24 October
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"
The channel that's spiced up French TV
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT - The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT - What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?
The metal detectors saving marriages
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:59 GMT - The metal detectorists who are saving marriages
Timothy Spall: How I became Turner
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:59:56 GMT - How actor Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
Day in pictures: 31 October
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:42:05 GMT - Iimages from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:02:24 GMT - Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT - How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history
The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:57:12 GMT - The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected
The older Indian women having children
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:03:39 GMT - Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age
The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:05:31 GMT - The health workers who want to fight Ebola
Anzacs' sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:57:50 GMT - Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war
VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:47 GMT - Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses

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