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Militants claim deadly Kenya attack
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:49:12 GMT

Militants from Somali group al-Shabab say they attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people, in revenge for security raids on mosques.

West 'seeks Russia regime change'
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:26:46 GMT

Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT

The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.

'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:19:01 GMT

Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:18:21 GMT

Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.

Thai king's absence sparks concern
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:24:17 GMT

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.

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.

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.

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:28 GMT

US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

Bahrain holds disputed election
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:55:52 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.

Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:13 GMT

The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.

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.

Indonesian president flies economy
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:10 GMT

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.

VIDEO: Street pole-dancing in Buenos Aires
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:10:33 GMT

Pole-dancers have been practising in the streets in Buenos Aires ahead of the South American Pole-Dancing Championships, which start on Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:43 GMT

Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.

France's Hollande to visit Guinea
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:52:35 GMT

France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.

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.

S Lanka health chief in election bid
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:55:00 GMT

One of the most senior figures in the Sri Lankan government announces that he is to stand against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in presidential elections.

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.

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.

British IS fighters 'killed in Syria'
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:25:04 GMT

Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.

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.

Police and NHS phone lines restored
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:05:40 GMT

Non-emergency police and medical phone lines have been fixed, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for several hours.

Labour 'still party of working people'
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:22:46 GMT

Ed Miliband insists Labour remains the party of working people, while accepting one of his MPs was disrespectful to them.

US stocks boosted by China rate cut
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:32:52 GMT

US stocks close at yet another record high after China announced a surprise rate cut and the head of the European Central Bank hinted at further stimulus action.

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:03:57 GMT

American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines

Aereo files for bankruptcy protection
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:56:07 GMT

Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.

Errors cost Hamilton pole position
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:30 GMT

Nico Rosberg takes pole position for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP following mistakes by championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

McCaw not interested in milestones
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:45 GMT

Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.

Ireland must be physical - O'Connell
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:31 GMT

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell says his side must be ready to confront Australia in Saturday's Test in Dublin.

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.

Cosby carries on with one-man show
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT

US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.

Cher cancels remaining tour dates
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:06:27 GMT

The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak 'stable' in Guinea
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:24:48 GMT

In Guinea, the World Health Organization has told the BBC the outbreak is now, overall, "stable" across the country, despite flare-ups in the south-east.

VIDEO: Kim Kardashian's bottom: Work of art?
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:11:01 GMT

Will Gompertz looks at whether an "artistic statue" of Kim Karsdashian's bottom would be art or not

VIDEO: Kenya bus attack leaves 28 dead
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:02:43 GMT

Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab militants have killed at least 28 people on board a bus near the border with Somalia.

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.

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.

VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT

The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.

VIDEO: Fresh snow fears for US residents
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:19:02 GMT

Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.

VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:52:45 GMT

Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.

Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:12:18 GMT

A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?

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

A journey through a tense summer in Ferguson, Missouri

Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:00:16 GMT

Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom

The Rotting West
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:14:38 GMT

The web's ironic take on what Russians think

Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT

A selection of the best news photos around the world this week

VIDEO: Dogs keep Australian farm working
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:27:52 GMT

The old tradition breathing fresh life into Australian farming

'Pistorius terrorised my daughter'
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:54:20 GMT

June Steenkamp reflects on her daughter's killing by Pistorius

Mexico students 'tired of living in fear'
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:47:14 GMT

Why young Mexicans are tired of living in fear

Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:03:47 GMT

Digging wells and saving raindrops in IS-run Mosul