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- Pistorius given five years in jail
- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
- 'Negligence' behind Total boss death
- Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the chief executive of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
- Man walks again after transplant
- A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
- Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim
- Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.
- Designer Oscar de la Renta dies
- Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.
- Swedish sub search focuses on bay
- Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.
- Pair retract Thai murder confessions
- Two Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand retract their confessions, lawyers say.
- Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'
- A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
- Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman
- The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
- Nepal plans tighter rules on treks
- Officials in Nepal plan to introduce tougher controls of the country's trekking industry, a week after 41 people died in blizzards.
- Australian teen surfaces in IS video
- An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
- India suspend tours to West Indies
- India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
- VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death
- Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'
- BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.
- VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India
- Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.
- AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry
- How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant
- VIDEO: Baghdad: Where one bomb is a quiet day
- The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession.
- VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies
- US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
- VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'
- An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
- Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'
- Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.
- Banksy's Pierced Eardrum vandalised
- A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol is vandalised less than 24 hours after the work appeared.
- McDonald's and Coke see profits fall
- McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
- Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package
- Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.
- Audi claims self-drive speed record
- Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.
- Students build Oculus Moon robot
- US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.
- Protests against controversial opera
- Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.
- Turtles attack UK box office
- The reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has topped the UK and Ireland box office, ending Gone Girl's two week run at the top.
- Pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops'
- The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.
- Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'
- Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
- Nigeria declared free of Ebola
- The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
- Scans reveal cause of winter blues
- Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
- Pistorius faces five-year IPC ban
- Paralympic chiefs say Oscar Pistorius cannot compete in IPC events for five years after he is jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp.
- Real's Bale misses Liverpool game
- Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale misses Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool because of a thigh injury.
- The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s
- Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.
- On the tracks of Australia's last record maker
- How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press.
- Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule
- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.
- Former Australian PM Whitlam dies
- Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
- Magnum photographer Rene Burri dies
- Celebrated Swiss photographer Rene Burri who took pictures of the likes of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso for the Magnum agency dies aged 81.
- Rewards for Mexico missing students
- The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.
- Fresh fighting in key Syrian town
- Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
- Exiled Nazis collected US benefits
- The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
- Woman dies after being hit by tree
- A woman dies and another man is in hospital after they were hit by trees blown over in separate incidents in high winds in London.
- Pregnant duchess appears in public
- The Duchess of Cambridge makes her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy.
- Shrien Dewani's wife 'wanted divorce'
- Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa in November 2010, had wanted a divorce from her new husband, a court is told.
- 'Electrical fault' caused Didcot fire
- Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service says an electrical fault could be to blame for a massive blaze at Didcot B power station.
- In pictures: Derry in 1969
- Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
- Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures
- Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen
- Day in pictures: 20 October
- 24 hours of news images: 20 October
- In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath
- Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir
- Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014
- News photos from around the world
- From silver mine to wet plate
- From silver mine to wet plate in Peru
- In pictures: Hong Kong protest art
- Creativity on the streets of Hong Kong
- In pictures: Urban photography competition winners
- Winners of Urban Photo of the Year competition
- The man who magically made maths fun
- Was this man the world's greatest puzzle master?
- VIDEO: Bondi Beach surfers fight depression
- How a Bondi Beach surf club is tackling depression
- Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures
- The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
- Hobbit find rewriting human history
- Tiny species found a decade ago in Indonesia caused big rethink
- Day in pictures: 21 October
- A selection of news photos from around the world
- Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus
- How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe
- Five ways Whitlam changed Australia
- Five ways that late PM Gough Whitlam reformed his country
- VIDEO: Man v Subway
- How racing the tube became a worldwide trend
- Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds
- The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
- Pumpkin riot shows US divisions
- What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?
- What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
- What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
- Europe's crisis that won't go away
- New drama five years after start of eurozone crisis
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