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Missile confirmed to have downed MH17
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:01:37 GMT - Dutch investigators say a Russian-made missile brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in 2014, in a report condemned as biased by Russia.
Three killed in Jerusalem attacks
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:43:26 GMT - Three Israelis are killed in attacks in Jerusalem and central Israel, police say, while a Palestinian is reportedly killed in clashes in the West Bank.
Jennifer Lawrence pens sexism essay
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:03:03 GMT - Jennifer Lawrence expresses her anger at getting paid less than her male co-stars and her experience of sexism in Hollywood.
Clinton gears up for Democratic debate
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:46:59 GMT - Hillary Clinton is preparing for the first Democratic presidential debate, seeking to mix her mastery of policy with a more personal touch.
Taliban admit Kunduz withdrawal
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:30:11 GMT - The Afghan Taliban say that they have withdrawn from the strategic city of Kunduz, amid fresh fighting in Ghazni province, further south.
Outrage over China cabin crew 'ritual'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:07:07 GMT - Photos of female cabin crew being "forced" to lie in overhead luggage compartments as part of an "industry ritual" spark outrage on Chinese social media.
Shells target Russian embassy in Syria
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:57:08 GMT - Two shells have struck the Russian embassy compound in the Syrian capital Damascus as pro-government supporters rallied outside, reports say.
UK pulls out of £5.9m Saudi jail deal
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:06:10 GMT - The UK government withdraws from a controversial £5.9m deal to provide expertise to Saudi Arabia's prison service.
Burkina's Sankara 'riddled with bullets'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:56:15 GMT - An autopsy shows the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's former leader Thomas Sankara are "riddled with bullets", his family's lawyer says.
Senators backs Italy senate reform
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:21:37 GMT - In what is deemed as a victory for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italy's senate votes to relinquish most of its power.
Twitter lays off hundreds of staff
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:37:15 GMT - Twitter says it is cutting 336 jobs, roughly 8%, of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring of the business.
Crash survivor found in Indonesia lake
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:19:58 GMT - A survivor is found two days after a helicopter crashed in Indonesia, reportedly clinging to floating plants in a lake.
VIDEO: Animation 'shows fate of flight MH17'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:01:26 GMT - The Dutch Safety Board releases a video showing the probable path of a Buk Missile which caused the fatal crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014.
VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 plane reconstructed
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:25:08 GMT - Dutch investigators have confirmed that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine after being hit by a Russian-made Buk missile.
VIDEO: Bethlehem clashes on day of unrest
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:20:19 GMT - Yolande Knell reports from the streets of Bethlehem in the West Bank, on a day of unrest in northern Israel.
VIDEO: Pay by ring? The new ways to buy goods
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:50:40 GMT - From jewellery with embedded chips to biometric technology, how the way we pay for things could change
VIDEO: Playboy goes non-nude
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:37:27 GMT - Playboy magazine is to stop publishing images of naked women as part of its redesign from next year.
VIDEO: Lightbulb floats and spins in mid-air
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:38:36 GMT - A crowdfunded project creates a lightbulb that floats and spins in mid-air - the trade-off is that the effect requires extra power.
VIDEO: GB athlete Bosworth comes out as gay
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:15:13 GMT - Tom Bosworth tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire why he has chosen now to be the first British athlete to come out as gay.
VIDEO: Gangs sell fake passports to refugees
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:51:54 GMT - The BBC's Fergal Keane reports on refugees who are turning to gangs selling forged passports and try their luck using traditional transport routes.
Looking for India's 'lost' leader
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:39:15 GMT - Many in India refuse to believe the nationalist leader died, as reported, in a plane crash in 1945, says Andrew Whitehead.
A widening gap between Clinton and Obama
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:52:32 GMT - As Hillary Clinton prepares for the first Democratic debate, she's drawing more differences between herself and the man she seeks to replace.
Is social media driving Israel-Palestinian violence?
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:12:27 GMT - Violence between Israel and the Palestinians is once again spiralling, with casualties mounting by the day. Here are some key questions and answers about what is going on.
How dangerous is Turkey's unrest?
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:57:45 GMT - Turkey has witnessed its worse terror attack. Ahead of a tense general election, the BBC's Paul Kirby asks what are the risks of the crisis deteriorating.
US 'drunk driver' live streams ride
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:17:42 GMT - A Florida woman is arrested after she filmed herself driving drunk and broadcast it live on the internet.
Small plane lands on US motorway
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:28:45 GMT - A small plane has made an emergency landing on motorway in the US state of Idaho just at the start of the busy morning commute.
Brewing giants agree takeover terms
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:03:11 GMT - The world's two biggest beer producers are set to merge after SABMiller accepted an increased takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.
VW cuts investment by 1bn euros a year
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:25:42 GMT - Volkswagen says it will cut investment by €1bn a year as a result of the diesel emissions scandal.
Laser razor kicked off Kickstarter
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:40:00 GMT - A crowdfunding campaign for a razor blade which its US creators claimed could remove facial hair with a laser beam has been suspended.
'You're too hot to be an engineer'
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:26:39 GMT - Female coders mark Ada Lovelace Day
Man Booker winner to be announced
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:06:36 GMT - The winner of the Man Booker Prize is announced later with Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life the bookies' favourite to take the £50,000 prize.
Bond star plays down Craig quit quote
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:49:24 GMT - Daniel Craig was "just being sarcastic" when he said he wanted to "move on" from playing James Bond, according to his co-star Naomie Harris.
Wolf hunters deployed to French Alps
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:01:21 GMT - A team of wolf-hunters is operating in a region of the French Alps to kill wolves that are seen as a threat to livestock.
Poorest farmers 'need helping hand'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:08:47 GMT - Society must offer the world's poorest farmers a helping hand in order to break the cycle of poverty, a key United Nations report concludes.
Ebola beds prevented 40,000 deaths
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:37:53 GMT - The global response to Sierra Leone's Ebola crisis helped avert some 40,000 deaths - but thousands more may have been prevented with a quicker response, say researchers.
'GM could make pig organs for humans'
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:52:45 GMT - A gene-editing method could one day make pig organs suitable for use in people, scientists say.
Pakistan's Malik punishes England
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:53:58 GMT - Shoaib Malik marks his first Test for five years with a century as Pakistan reach 286-4 against England in Abu Dhabi.
O'Connell's Ireland career over
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:03:48 GMT - Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is out of the World Cup after suffering a torn hamstring in Sunday's win over France.
The pilots who fly tiny planes over the Atlantic
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 23:17:56 GMT - The pilots who risk their lives to fly tiny planes over the Atlantic
The holy mountain that's become too popular
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 23:14:01 GMT - Ireland's holy mountain is too popular for its own good
Tanzania protest over 'closing stores'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:56:41 GMT - Angry staff and suppliers from one of East Africa's leading retailers, Uchumi Supermarkets, protest in Dar es Salaam amid fears they will not be paid.
Observers deem Guinea election valid
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:10:11 GMT - Guinea's presidential election at the weekend was valid but there were severe logistical difficulties, according to EU election observers.
Myanmar's election to go ahead
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:51:22 GMT - Myanmar's election commission announces the country's historic election will continue as planned, after talk of a possible delay.
Six held over India ink attack
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:01:15 GMT - Six members of a far-right Hindu group are arrested for an ink attack on Indian activist Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai on Monday.
Germany eyes migrant 'transit zones'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:29:41 GMT - Germany considers setting up border "transit zones", where migrants would be kept temporarily - but the plan is controversial.
Paris gunman 'received orders by email'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:18:09 GMT - Amedy Coulibaly, the Paris gunman who murdered five people in January, was sent instructions before his first shooting, reports say.
US 'will not press for Farc extraditions'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:27:35 GMT - The US says it will leave it up to Colombia how to deal with left-wing Farc rebels who have committed crimes, and will not push for their extradition.
Mexico ex-governor injured in attack
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:23:47 GMT - The ex-governor of the western Mexican state of Colima, Fernando Moreno, is being treated in hospital after he was shot six times by unidentified gunmen.
Syrian Kurds 'razing captured villages'
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:47:13 GMT - Kurdish forces are accused of carrying out a wave of forced displacement and mass house demolitions - amounting to war crimes - in northern Syria.
PM to write over Saudi alcohol case
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:46:41 GMT - David Cameron will write to the Saudi Arabian government about the case of a UK pensioner imprisoned for possessing alcohol, Downing Street says.
Three held over Canadian tourist murder
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:35:54 GMT - Three people are arrested over the double murder of a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor in San Francisco.
Playboy 'to drop' naked women images
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:07:08 GMT - Playboy magazine is to stop publishing images of naked women as part of its redesign from next year, it has emerged.
Swinging times of London Life Magazine
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 03:28:53 GMT - Life on the magazine that came and went in a flash
Your pictures: Japan
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:15:46 GMT - Readers' photographs on the theme of Japan
By using the phrase 'Modi Toadies', writer Salman Rushdie prompts an online storm
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:28:08 GMT - How Salman Rushdie's words prompted an online storm
Has Charlie Hebdo legacy turned sour?
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:15:17 GMT - Has it all turned sour for Charlie Hebdo after attack?
The bird that's more valuable than ivory
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:00:10 GMT - The bird whose head is more valuable than ivory
More female-friendly online dating
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:19:05 GMT - What does a feminist dating app look like?
Tony Abbott and the psychology of losing
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:11:44 GMT - What happens when you go from top gun to foot soldier?
Chile miners mark five years since rescue
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:22:56 GMT - Chilean miners reflect on life five years after rescue
The tech making seawater drinkable
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:00:25 GMT - The technology making seawater drinkable
Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:32:46 GMT - Kenya’s pioneering ambulance driver – who braves al-Shabab

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