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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
Abbas warning over holy site closure
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
US nurse defies Ebola quarantine
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
Plane hits Kansas airport building
A small plane has crashed into an airport building in the city of Wichita, Kansas, eyewitnesses report.
Polanski: US extradition attempt fails
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
German motorway shooter sentenced
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.
Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
Tunisia secularists win elections
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
Japan princess back in public eye
Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.
Norway's long wait for rockslide
It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel
The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
US posts better-than-expected growth
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
Giants beat Royals in World Series
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
Mexico head meets students' families
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
US attends Ebola conference in Cuba
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
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 deadly Ebola outbreak.
Nigerian president seeks re-election
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
Taiwan officials in China study ban
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
German unemployment in surprise fall
The number of people unemployed in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.
UK migrant rescue stance criticised
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer
Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
UK can be sued over rendition case
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
Sarah Payne's father found dead
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
Barclays sets aside £500m in probe
Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.
Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
Younus hits third successive century
Younus Khan hits a third successive hundred as Pakistan close day one of the final Test with Australia on 304-2.
Bianchi remains critical but stable
Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.
I know what I am doing - Pardew
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is confident in his ability after knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup.
Young Fathers win Mercury Prize
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
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.
Spacey mourns House of Cards actress
Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.
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: 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: 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: Ebola threat to Sierra Leone mothers
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
VIDEO: Russia's 39,000-year-old mammoth
A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.
VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?
The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
VIDEO: 'I escaped death in N Korea'
A young girl who escaped North Korea has spoken to the BBC about the violence and starvation she experienced when she lived there.
VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
Russian planes test Nato defences
Why Russian planes are keeping Nato pilots busy
In pictures: Relics found in Mexico
Mexican archaeologists uncover treasures from Teotihuacan
How will future city signs look?
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads
A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task
Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan
Day in pictures: 30 October
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
UK rubbish heats Danish homes
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
VIDEO: Arab Spring rapper says Tunisia now worse off
Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring
The Rumble in the Jungle revisited
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa
High Australian real estate prices lead to bubble fears
Why owning a home may be out of reach