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Burkina Faso's president resigns
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:49:39 GMT

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore announces he has resigned, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beijing bans Halloween on metro
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:52:00 GMT

Beijing police say people wearing Halloween-themed fancy-dress on the city's metro could face arrest, state media report.

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.

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.

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.

Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:05:12 GMT

Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.

Victims meeting abuse inquiry staff
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:44:50 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.

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.

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.

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.

Former Android boss leaves Google
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT

Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter

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.

Gerrard open to move from Liverpool
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:27:03 GMT

Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:08 GMT

Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.

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: '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.

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.

VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:21:44 GMT

Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.

VIDEO: Where are Mexico's missing students?
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:36:00 GMT

The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.

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.

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.

Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:02:24 GMT

Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:05:31 GMT

The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola

The price of peace in Colombia
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT

What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?

Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:36:08 GMT

Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:47 GMT

Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses

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

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

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

The older Indian women having children
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:03:39 GMT

Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age