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Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

North Korea frees detained US man
Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.

Infant bodies found in Canada locker
The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

US $7bn fails to stop opium growth
US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.

Canada seized car killer's passport
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.

Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'
Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.

'Negligence' behind Total boss death
Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Police hunt links to Indiana killings
Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.

Sydney academic takes site to court
Prof Barry Spurr has taken the New Matilda website to court after it published several of his emails that contained sexist and racist comments.

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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.

Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'
Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.

Tractor beam breaks distance record
Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale
Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

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.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology
The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.

Protests against controversial opera
Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.

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.

Man walks again after transplant
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

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).

Roma 1-7 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich record their biggest ever away win in the Champions League as they thrash Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'
Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.

The man who magically made maths fun
The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa.

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.

ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks
The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media.

HK in first talks with students
Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim
Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.

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.

Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists
An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.

Sam released by Dallas Cowboys
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.

UK 'not deporting enough criminals'
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.

Father of hostage John Cantlie dies
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State (IS) hostage John Cantlie, has died, days after making an emotional plea for his son to be released, his family says.

Cities need more power, says study
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by 79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

Day in pictures: 21 October
24 hours of news images: 21 October

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

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

Tales from the India Office
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf

How safe is mouldy food to eat?
How safe is it to eat food when it starts to go mouldy?

Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me
Son saves father from despair of family loss

Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures
The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta

Who are the Kurds?
Race, culture and language in common - but who are the Kurds?

To walk again - the people behind the story
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

Debt campaigners tear up student loans
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans

Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism
Has Australia?s flag been co-opted by racists?

Pistorius sentencing: Relief as justice is served
Relief as marathon battle ends, says Andrew Harding

Europe's crisis that won't go away
New drama five years after start of eurozone crisis

 
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