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  • Burkina Faso leader 'ousted' - army
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:11:18 GMT)

    Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman tells demonstrators in the capital, Ouagadougou. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:53 GMT)

    At least eight people die in an explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses tell the BBC. ... Read



  • China executes toddler-thrower
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:13:42 GMT)

    A court in China executes a man who killed a two-year-old girl in Beijing following a parking space row with her mother. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • Drones buzz French nuclear plants
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:15 GMT)

    An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants. ... Read


  • Brazil football club to open cemetery
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:26 GMT)

    Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players. ... Read


  • Norway's long wait for rockslide
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:24 GMT)

    It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide. ... Read


  • Long-serving Boston mayor dies
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:03 GMT)

    Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer. ... Read


  • Four dead in Kansas airport crash
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:45:27 GMT)

    At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say. ... Read


  • 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". ... Read


  • Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:29:20 GMT)

    Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT)

    UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • Three held over India bank heist
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:56:58 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. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read


  • French town bans clowns after scares
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:23 GMT)

    A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns. ... Read


  • Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:59:52 GMT)

    An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say. ... Read


  • Tunisia secularists win elections
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT)

    Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show. ... Read


  • Victims meeting abuse inquiry staff
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:06:34 GMT)

    Victims' groups are meeting officials from a historical child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to call for inquiry chair Fiona Woolf to resign. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read




  • Sony reports loss of $1.2bn
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:49 GMT)

    Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; 762m). ... Read


  • Costa set to make Chelsea return
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:03:04 GMT)

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR. ... Read


  • 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. ... Read



  • 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. ... Read


  • Dench and Watson honoured in LA
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:08 GMT)

    Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA. ... Read


  • Allman dropped from film legal claim
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:34 GMT)

    Singer Gregg Allman is dropped from legal action filed by the family of a camera assistant killed on the set of his biopic Midnight Rider. ... Read



  • 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. ... Read


  • VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:07:42 GMT)

    Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation. ... Read


  • VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola
  • (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:32:12 GMT)

    The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola. ... Read




  • VIDEO: Where people openly smoke marijuana
  • (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:14:37 GMT)

    The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds. ... Read














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