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Defiant HK protests on National Day
Thousands gather in Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's National Day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
Shell kills four at Donetsk school
A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
Armed man shared lift with Obama
US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Fresh strikes around key Syrian town
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers
Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.
Troops 'retake' Somali mountains
Troops in Somalia have retaken the Galgala mountains from al-Shabab Islamist militants, the regional administration tells the BBC.
Japan volcano eruption deaths rise
Rescue workers in Japan recover 12 more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards
BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
VIDEO: RAF release video of Iraq attack
RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck.
VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.
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VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.
VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.
VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma
Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.
Tom and Jerry carries racism warning
Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".
Chimp culture captured on camera
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
France to shrink deficit by 2017
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
Asian stocks retreat on HK protests
Asian stocks suffer their fourth consecutive day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.
Airlines told to replace cockpit kit
The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia
Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.
US and India sign space agreement
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.
Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.
Cancer gene test 'would save lives'
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
Norway best country for older people
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
Lancaster signs England deal to 2020
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.
England stars 'treated like babies'
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Almaz's story
When a young Ethiopian woman went to Saudi Arabia to work as a maid her new employers treated her like a slave.
Why 'boots on the ground'?
The expression "boots on the ground" may not have been used until about 1980.
Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights groups.
Syria peacekeeping 'impossible'
The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.
UK's Lord Hill faces key EU job test
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will not act for the City of London but for the whole EU.
Mexico charges troops with homicide
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
Man charged over Oklahoma beheading
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Body find sparks Alice murder probe
The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.
Moazzam Begg terror charges dropped
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has seven terror charges against him dropped, including an allegation that he attended a training camp in Syria.
Family appeal over Syria case teen
The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria make an appeal for her return.
In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong
In pictures: The lure of gold
Men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea
Day in pictures: 30 September
News images from around the world: 30 September
In pictures: India's dying printing tradition
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
In pictures: People of India
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers
In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off
Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong
Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world
Echoes of the Black Country
Industrial landscapes of the Midlands
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
Is yoga really about exercise?
Is yoga really about exercise or spirituality?
Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted
Fraternity culture and college rape
Are US fraternities doing enough to stop campus rape?
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The 'click-bait' internet firm
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'
The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State
How Iraqis are using comedy to cope with their fear of IS
Tunisian women take a 'step backwards'
Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders
Connie Converse: The first singer-songwriter
The mystery of Connie Converse, the original singer-songwriter
Remembering the work of Shirley Baker
One photographer's take on 1960s Britain
Pain of Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis
Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis on their fears for the future
Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
EU hearings: The grilling of Lord Hill
UK's Lord Hill faces tough scrutnity for EU job