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- Ukraine votes in snap elections
- Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
- US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine
- A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.
- Brazil votes in presidential run-off
- Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.
- Botswana's ruling party wins polls
- The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.
- IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
- Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
- Tunisia votes in historic election
- Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011.
- Clashes hit historic Lebanese market
- At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
- Uruguay votes for new president
- Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.
- Chile marches against education bill
- Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.
- US urges probe into West Bank death
- The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
- Protesters scuffle at N Korea border
- Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
- Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
- Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.
- VIDEO: WWI soldier's bedroom frozen in time
- The bedroom of a First World War soldier, killed on the battlefield almost a century ago, has been kept virtually untouched by successive owners of the house up to the present day.
- VIDEO: Mussolini bunker opens to public
- A Second World War bunker used by the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini is being opened to the public for the first time.
- VIDEO: Russia turns back clocks for good
- Russia prepares to turn back the clocks, moving the country on to "permanent winter time" - a move which has divided opinion
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
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- VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise
- BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.
- VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote
- Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.
- VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens
- Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
- VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?
- Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
- Queen hit song 'has healing powers'
- Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, a poll suggests.
- Russian clocks go back for last time
- After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
- Mass protest over Italy job reforms
- A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.
- Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'
- One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.
- Hailo says Uber blocked investors
- After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
- The Queen sends her first tweet
- The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
- Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'
- The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
- Alvin Stardust album gets early release
- The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
- Science chief warns on acid oceans
- The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
- EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
- The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
- Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
- The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
- Cancer-killing cells made in the lab
- Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
- Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona
- Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.
- Pellegrini remains calm after defeat
- Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.
- The hardship posting to end all hardship postings
- The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.
- Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
- Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'?
- Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'
- Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
- Younus sets Pakistan century record
- Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.
- Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP
- The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
- Life terms for Argentina jail crimes
- An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.
- Iran woman's hanging draws protests
- Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
- New York axe attack 'terrorist act'
- Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.
- Inmate planned kidnap and escape
- Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.
- 'Record number' of low-paid Britons
- A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
- Salmond blames Miliband over Lamont
- Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has claimed.
- Man held after Edinburgh incident
- A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off.
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