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'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.
State of emergency imposed in Sinai
Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.
Google boss sets new skydive record
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
One killed in US school shooting
One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
Yellow powder sparks security alerts
Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
First transplant of 'dead' heart
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
US returns ancient artefacts to Peru
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
Body of UK-born student identified
Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Governor quits over Mexico missing
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.
Women propose sex strike for peace
Female peace activists think the strike could force men to end armed conflict.
Frelimo wins Mozambique elections
Mozambique's next president will be Filipe Nyusi from the governing Frelimo party, provisional results from last week's general election show.
Daniel Pearl murder suspect released
One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.
Hindu activists 'attack India cafe'
Members of the governing BJP's youth wing vandalise a coffee shop, decrying meetings there between boys and girls.
PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand
David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
Cost of driving licence to be cut
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Scottish Labour leader standing down
Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.
UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.
Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas
Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
Suarez gets help for impulse to bite
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.
Nadal confirms the end of his season
Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
US golf boss sacked in Poulter row
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
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.
US network AMC buys into BBC America
US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (£125m) deal with the BBC.
VIDEO: One dead in US school shooting
One person was killed and four others injured after a student opened fire at a school north of Seattle, in the US state of Washington.
VIDEO: Spirit of revolution simmers in Kiev
Steve Rosenberg visits Kiev to see how the recent violence in Ukraine has had an impact on who is running for parliament.
VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
VIDEO: CCTV of Ottawa shooting suspect
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.
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: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.
VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
VIDEO: Fears of IS threat to Ancient Babylon
There are fears that the ancient site of Babylon in present-day Iraq is threatened with destruction by the militant group calling itself Islamic State.
Picasso Museum sees grand reopening
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
Ukraine vote could push the country into chaos
Ukraine's vote could bring conflict, not peace
Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil
Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
A selection of the top news photographs from around the world
India's iconic football club facing closure
How an iconic Indian football club fell on hard times
VIDEO: Swearing for feminism
Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?
Brazil election: Class divides voters
People divided ahead of Brazil election run-off
Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?
Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control