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Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.

Key Jerusalem holy site reopens
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.

Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.

Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.

Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

IPCC debates 'most important' report
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

US police killing suspect captured
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.

Hungary shelves toxic internet tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.

Four dead in Kansas airport crash
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Australia ends sanctions on Fiji
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

VIDEO: Lab for world?s worst animal viruses
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world?s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia
China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA.

VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

VIDEO: On the buses with Prince Harry
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.

VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.

VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.

VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.

How much can UK campaign hurt IS?
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

The price of peace in Colombia
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.

VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.

Brazil football club to open cemetery
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

Citigroup legal costs up by $600m
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".

VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

Polanski freed after US arrest bid
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.

Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.

Google developing a cancer detector
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

Murray seals World Tour Finals place
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.

Can you cheat your way to fitness?
Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?

The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour
Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

India bans official luxury travel
India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Mass graves found in western Iraq
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

Long-serving Boston mayor dies
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

Victims to meet abuse inquiry staff
Victims' groups are due to meet officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to call for inquiry chair Fiona Woolf to resign.

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Ulster Bank to be retained by RBS
RBS will retain control of Ulster Bank and says it has a good market position that can deliver attractive returns.

Day in pictures: 30 October
24 hours of news images: 30 October

Day in pictures: 29 October
24 hours of news images: 29 October

Day in pictures: 28 October
24 hours of news images: 28 October

Bolshoi behind bars
Costumes on show at a former prison

Day in pictures: 27 October
24 hours of news images: 27 October

Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
Top news images from 18-24 October

Day in pictures: 23 October
24 hours of news images: 23 October

Your pictures: Steps
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"

The channel that's spiced up French TV
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves

Quiz of the week's news
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola
The health workers who want to fight Ebola

The older Indian women having children
Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age

Ukraine's "cyborg" defenders at Donetsk airport
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election
The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses

Anzacs' sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner
How actor Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history

The metal detectors saving marriages
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

 
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