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  • Deadly bus attack in northern Kenya
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:30:05 GMT)

    Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say. ... Read

  • Iran talks enter decisive weekend
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:09:59 GMT)

    Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms. ... Read

  • 14 injured in hotel gas explosion
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:00:59 GMT)

    At least 14 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say. ... Read

  • Bahrain holds disputed election
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:07:45 GMT)

    Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott. ... Read

  • Labour warns over pension charges
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:54 GMT)

    Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms. ... Read

  • Obama defends immigration reform
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:14 GMT)

    US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Doll challenges Barbie body shape
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:35:15 GMT)

    American artist Nickolay Lamm has used crowd-funding to create a rival to the Barbie doll, Lammily, with the slogan "average is beautiful". ... Read

  • VIDEO: Who is Philly Jesus?
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:17:49 GMT)

    Who is the man who is walking through the streets of Philadelphia dressed up like Jesus? ... Read

  • VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT)

    YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers. ... Read

  • Did Obama deliver for Hispanics?
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:36 GMT)

    President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most. ... Read

  • Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:34:05 GMT)

    The people of the island kingdom of Bahrain go to the polls on 22 November in the first general election since the Arab Spring protests of 2011. ... Read

  • VIDEO: 15 secs: How to block spying
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:56:22 GMT)

    Human rights group Amnesty International has released software to stop governments learning secrets from your computer. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:24:02 GMT)

    Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances ... Read

  • Venice considers wheeled luggage ban
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:42:46 GMT)

    The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night. ... Read

  • Hamilton 'like a kid at Christmas'
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:57:19 GMT)

    Lewis Hamilton says his "spectacular" Mercedes is the best F1 car he has driven as he builds up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP. ... Read

  • Selling Welbeck a mistake - Ince
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:16:50 GMT)

    Former Manchester United captain Paul Ince believes his ex-club should not have let Danny Welbeck join Arsenal. ... Read

  • The psychology of a title showdown
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:56:43 GMT)

    As Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg prepare for one final battle, Andrew Benson finds out how each driver may be feeling. ... Read

  • Farage predicts more UKIP victories
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:14 GMT)

    Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election. ... Read

  • A&Es miss four-hour wait standard
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:04:00 GMT)

    NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013. ... Read

  • AUDIO: Surgeon's records made public
  • (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:44:27 GMT)

    Performance data for thousands of NHS surgeons is being published on Wednesday. Critics fear the figures will mislead the public. ... Read

  • 'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:16:17 GMT)

    Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections. ... Read

  • Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge
  • (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:39:16 GMT)

    Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change. ... Read

  • O'Keeffe work sets female art record
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT)

    A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist. ... Read

  • Parliament protest camp prevented
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:07:24 GMT)

    Activists from the Occupy London protest group are stopped by police from setting up a camp on Parliament Square. ... Read

  • Lib Dems to back welfare devolution
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:59:07 GMT)

    The Liberal Democrats are set to back the transfer of powers over welfare to the Scottish Parliament, BBC Scotland has learned. ... Read

  • Rifle suspect questioned over rocket
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:31 GMT)

    One of four men arrested as part of a major security operation in Belfast on Thursday night is also being questioned about a rocket attack on police in north Belfast on Sunday. ... Read

  • Rail deal impact 'huge', says PM
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:57:58 GMT)

    A deal agreed to electrify railway lines in the south Wales valleys will have a "huge" impact, the prime minister says. ... Read

  • Airbus in 100m investment pledge
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:44:35 GMT)

    Plane-maker Airbus is investing 100m in research, development and training with 56m for its Flintshire factory. ... Read

  • We can end Ebola in 2015, says Ban
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:16:35 GMT)

    The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by mid-2015" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says. ... Read

  • Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:35 GMT)

    An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says. ... Read

  • Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:57:49 GMT)

    Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support. ... Read

  • Thai martial law to be 'indefinite'
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:35:25 GMT)

    Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta. ... Read

  • US to press Turkey over IS role
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:14:18 GMT)

    US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State. ... Read

  • Dutch 'Syria bride' custody extended
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:38:39 GMT)

    A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter. ... Read

  • Chilean colonels jailed for torture
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:24 GMT)

    Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Ceballos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973. ... Read

  • Mexico vows action on rule of law
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:05:58 GMT)

    Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students. ... Read

  • Benghazi report clears US response
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:22:13 GMT)

    A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. ... Read

  • Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:39:12 GMT)

    The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release. ... Read

  • Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:10:29 GMT)

    The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer. ... Read

  • Floods fear as US snowfall eases
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:21 GMT)

    Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as it melts. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Flood fears as US snowfall eases
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:37:13 GMT)

    Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as the snow melts. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Dizzy world of aerobatic flying
  • (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:09:15 GMT)

    Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics ... Read

  • VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT)

    Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Two dead in London balcony incident
  • (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:28:27 GMT)

    Two men die and six other people are injured in an incident in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge where a sofa was being moved through a balcony window. ... Read

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