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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
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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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