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Ferguson protests spread across US
A dozen US cities see new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Missouri, with rioting in California.
Cricketer Hughes 'remains critical'
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball in a match.
Climate fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
Theft of shoes from WW2 death camp
Thieves steal shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims at a former concentration camp in Poland
Juncker reveals giant EU investment
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is giving details of a €300bn (£238bn;$374bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
Dozens arrested in HK crackdown
Scores of protesters including two prominent student leaders are arrested in Mong Kok during operations to dismantle protest camps.
AC/DC drummer appears in court in NZ
The Australian drummer of rock group AC/DC briefly appears in court in New Zealand, arriving late, to face a charge of threatening to kill.
Messi breaks Champions League record
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia.
Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
Hungary police 'blame rape victims'
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
VIDEO: Where now for HK protesters?
The removal of the Mong Kok activist camp by the authorities means protests in Hong Kong continue in just two sites.
VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless
A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on directing Unbroken
Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken.
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VIDEO: Extreme adventurers adopt plucky dog
A team of Swedish extreme adventurers on a 10-day race through the Amazon rainforest have adopted a stray dog who started following them around after they fed him.
VIDEO: Underwear protest by Mexican farmers
Mexican farmers hold a protest wearing just underpants and a photograph to protest against alleged abuse of power.
AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics
Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.
Gordon Corera: Social media - terrorism's front line
Tackling the foe online is key for a modern counter-terrorist operation, says Gordon Corera, but there are concerns over free speech.
How many more Fergusons are there?
How many other towns and cities across America have exactly the same cocktail of problems that one spark could ignite, the BBC's Jon Sopel asks.
PJ Crowley: What Hagel's exit means
Obama's priorities as his defence secretary resigns
Picture power: Pausing the moment
Looking at the story behind an image by Carl Court of a student protest in London.
Ferguson: The controversy explained
The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.
How terror bill will expand powers
This week's counter-terrorism bill will expand minister's powers - and face accusations of injustice, says Dominic Casciani.
Museum fossils are new dino species
A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.
Watchmakers take aim at smart copies
Leading watchmakers are fed up with websites offering their designs for smartwatch download and have begun a campaign to stop it, according to reports.
US economy grows faster than forecast
The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
A 'generation to change bank culture'
A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside British banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.
Facebook hosted Rigby murder chat
Facebook hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers in which he said he wanted to kill a soldier, five months before the attack, the BBC learns.
Twitter exec in direct message gaffe
Top Twitter boss accidentally tweets a private message about acquiring a company.
More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
International Emmys for UK shows
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
Gravity map traces ocean circulation
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
Stone age axe found with wood handle
Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Brain's dementia weak spot found
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.
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Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich
Sergio Aguero boosts Manchester City's Champions League hopes with two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.
The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher
Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.
The battle for control of the cigarette packet
As cigarette packet health warnings grow ever bigger and gorier, tobacco companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel.
Tourists flock to 'see democracy'
Taiwan's local elections are a tourist attraction for Chinese visitors.
Anger at 'no single women' signs
Restaurants in conservative Arab kingdom worried about 'flirting'.
Many dead in twin Nigeria blasts
Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 78 people, hospital staff say.
Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca is arrested in Dhaka for insulting Islam.
France puts Russian warship on hold
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
Colombia rebels release two soldiers
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.
Raqqa air strikes 'kill dozens'
At least 36 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.
Five children die in US house fire
Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.
Learning disability care 'failing'
The government is failing those with learning disabilities by keeping them in hospitals far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England says.
Vodafone gave too much data to police
Vodafone sent the phone data of more than 1,000 News UK workers to police after being asked for the details of just one journalist, the Met Police says.
Blair charity award faces criticism
A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.
New anti-terror powers to be unveiled
New measures to tackle terrorism are to be published by the home secretary, days after she said the UK faces a "greater" terror threat than ever before.
In pictures: Ferguson riots aftermath
Scenes of widespread damage in Ferguson
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Night of unrest follows a jury's decision
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
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In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
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Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds
Six World War One battlegrounds in unexpected places
The Taliban's psychiatrist
How militants trusted this man with their deepest secrets
Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?
Do the sets designed by Lego discourage imagination?
A new face for Africa's men
BBC man embraces South Africa's male beauty revolution
Child soldiers join fight in Ukraine
Teenagers join fight on both sides in Ukraine's conflict
The women finding freedom in South Caucasus nightclubs
Caucasus women seek independence through clubbing
Art and suffering unite in Geneva
How celebrated artists bear witness to human suffering
Will Opec cut oil production?
Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
Delhi media gossip sets Indian Twitter abuzz
Twitter gossip tempts Delhi's chattering classes