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UK approves third runway at Heathrow
The government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport capacity.

Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride
Four people are killed on a river rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia's east coast.

Jayalalitha: The photograph 'ruling' an Indian state
Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has given up her powers to her deputy, but her photograph still chairs all important meetings in the state.

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College
Dozens of people are killed after militants mount an attack on a police training college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.

Women 'nearing equality with men - in alcohol consumption'
Women have caught up with men, at least when it comes to knocking back alcohol - a global study of drinking habits shows.

Calais 'Jungle': Migrant camp awaits demolition
Migrants remaining at the "Jungle" camp in Calais await the start of demolition work, as other residents continue to leave by coach.

Al-Shabab attack on Kenyan town Mandera kills 12
At least 12 people die in an attack in Kenya believed to have been carried out by al-Shabab militants from Somalia.

Brazil man freed 'after 20 years in captivity'
Brazilian police have rescued, by chance, a man who neighbours said had been held in captivity by his own family for more than 20 years.

Mississippi: Call for investigation over 'noose put on black student'
The parents of a black high school student in the US say white students put a noose around their son's neck in Mississippi.

Smartwatch sales show sharp decline, report finds
Smartwatch shipments declined by almost 52% year-on-year, according to a new report by market analysts IDC.

Rurik Jutting: Hong Kong murder trial shown 'torture' video
Jurors in the Hong Kong murder trial of a British banker are shown mobile phone footage of the attack on one of the victims.

Kardashian drops robbery lawsuit
The reality star had said she would take US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case.

Eyewitness: 'There were children on the ride screaming'
Eyewitnesses described what they saw after four people were killed on a ride at Dreamworld in Australia.

The millennials voting for Trump because they have 'no choice'
Donald Trump is struggling among millennial voters in recent polls so what are his remaining supporters saying?

'IS fighters sat on bed as we hid underneath'
Students in Iraq tell the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil about their close encounter with militants from so-called Islamic State.

Baby Lynlee 'born twice' after life-saving surgery
A baby girl is "born" twice after she is taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.

South Africa's golden rhino of Mapungubwe travels to London
One of South Africa's greatest historical artefacts is the star attraction of an exhibition of the country's art opening at the British Museum in London on 27 October.

Meet Cairo's female tuk-tuk drivers
Tuk-tuks are predominantly driven by men in Egypt, but the country's economic woes are driving more women to it as a means of earning a living.

South Korean bosses apologise after embezzlement accusations
Lotte's Chairman Shin Dong-bin bowed with his directors and gave a public apology.

Happy to leave the Jungle?
The first migrants to leave the Calais 'Jungle' camp describe their feelings.

Svetlana Kuznetsova cuts own hair on way to win at WTA finals
Svetlana Kuznetsova hacks off part of her own hair en route to a three-sets win over Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals.

IBM: Did you try to turn it off and on again?
Computer bosses admit Australian census issues could have been prevented by switching router "off and on again".

Richard Galpin: Four ways Islamic State is fighting back
As the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, fighters of so-called Islamic State are mounting a fight-back with a series of new tactics.

Chris Morris: What Ceta debacle means for EU
The BBC's Chris Morris looks at how failure to sign an EU trade deal with Canada over Belgium's regional objections could affect EU policy-making decisions.

Reality Check: Could Walloons sink a Brexit trade deal?
Regional governments in Belgium have blocked the EU's trade deal with Canada - could they do the same to the UK?

What next after the Jungle?
The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.

Concrete Canvas
After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Snowdonia in autumn
Casgliad o luniau'r hydref yn Eryri // Images of Snowdonia in all its autumn glory

In pictures: Living off-grid
Photographer Ed Gold explores the woodland community at Tinkers Bubble in Somerset.

Your pictures
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "bricks".

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2016
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Watford investigated by Football League over 'forged bank letter' claims
Watford are being investigated by the Football League for allegedly supplying false financial information.

Autumn internationals: Scotland select five Premiership players amid dispute
Vern Cotter names five English-based players in the squad for Scotland's autumn Tests amid a funding dispute with Premiership Rugby Ltd.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang could leave F1 calendar over ticket sales
The Malaysian Grand Prix could leave F1 when its contract ends in 2018 because of competition from other Asian venues.

Project dignity
At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.

Screen shocker
A wheelchair-bound disability activist who was assaulted in India for not standing up to the national anthem recounts his harrowing experience.

Trump 'n' cheese
What happened when Katy Watson visited the Pinche Gringo BBQ joint in Mexico City to gauge the reaction to the final televised US presidential debate.

Painting for peace
After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Water war?
In Central Asia, a crisis is brewing over water and electricity. Some countries have energy, the others water - but they cannot seem to agree how to share resources.

Guns and fries
The regional government of the Belgian region Wallonia is blocking an EU trade deal with Canada - but what do we know about it?

Hoping to go home
After fleeing the fighting around Mosul, thousands of displaced people face cramped conditions living in camps.

Eaten alive
A remote colony of seabirds is at risk from an unlikely predator - house mice. One man is making it his mission to drive out the rodents.

'Left to die'
A newborn baby girl left to die on the pavement in Delhi is a stark reminder of attitudes to women in India, the BBC's Geeta Pandey writes.



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