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Scottish Labour leader standing down
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:45:04 GMT

Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.

State of emergency imposed in Sinai
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:58:40 GMT

Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:41:59 GMT

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.

PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT

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.

Cost of driving licence to be cut
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT

The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.

Body of UK-born student identified
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:17:55 GMT

Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.

Anger over ancient woods quarry plan
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:57:03 GMT

Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.

Card firms 'fail' on rights advice
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:26:57 GMT

Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.

One killed in US school shooting
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:29 GMT

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.

Used car buyers 'need more support'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:03:08 GMT

Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.

US golf boss sacked in Poulter row
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT

Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.

VIDEO: Speed racing on city ring-road
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:42:09 GMT

Coventry is to become the first city in the UK to stage competitive motor-sport on public roads.

VIDEO: Gorilla gets 'Bake Off' birthday cake
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:43:12 GMT

A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.

VIDEO: Police spy 'was paid to love me'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:58:47 GMT

The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man who she did not know was an undercover police officer.

VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:09 GMT

Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

VIDEO: Phones off to mark Jewish Sabbath
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:31 GMT

The global Jewish community is being encouraged to observe the Sabbath a little more strictly from sunset on Friday.

VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT

The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.

VIDEO: Scientists create real hoverboard
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:23:54 GMT

BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

VIDEO: 'Religion made me a better player'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:51 GMT

England's newest cricket star Moeen Ali speaks to the BBC about his sport and his religion.

'Edging toward the EU exit?' - the front pages
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:23:24 GMT

Saturday's newspapers focus mainly on the row over the European Union's demand for an additional £1.7bn from the UK. There is also the tale of the woman who is allergic to Simon Cowell.

Lost Malcolm Lowry novel published
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:33:03 GMT

A novel by British-born author Malcolm Lowry is being published 70 years after its manuscript was thought to have been destroyed in a fire.

Google boss sets new skydive record
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:35:51 GMT

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

Suarez gets help for impulse to bite
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.

Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPs
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:11:26 GMT

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.

Munster 14-3 Saracens
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:55:13 GMT

David Kilcoyne scores the only try as Munster defeat last year's beaten finalists to top European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1.

Nadal confirms the end of his season
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:31:14 GMT

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.

The biggest game in club history?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:34:01 GMT

History, wealth and worldwide appeal - why this weekend’s El Clasico really is a football match like no other, writes Tom Fordyce.

UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT

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.

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:53 GMT

BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT

The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

VIDEO: Wood: Time for Wales to step up
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:37:54 GMT

The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.

First transplant of 'dead' heart
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:49:14 GMT

Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.

Norfolk schools inquiry faces review
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:24:07 GMT

The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.

VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:49 GMT

A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.

Hailo says Uber blocked investors
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:41:35 GMT

After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.

VIDEO: Information Age exhibition opens
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:46:48 GMT

One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London.

Science chief warns on acid oceans
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT

The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:34:03 GMT

Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.

Alvin Stardust album gets early release
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT

The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.

VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:33 GMT

Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.

The hardship posting to end all hardship postings
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT

The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.

10 things we didn't know last week
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:17:05 GMT

Walk on the Wild Side's bass line cost £17, and other nuggets

Suicide mother gave girls acid drink
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:48:12 GMT

A mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters by drinking acid after struggling to get on with her in-laws, an inquest hears.

Dog in one-minute crossbow operation
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:06:45 GMT

The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt from a dog's head "took just one minute", the RSPCA says.

Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:03 GMT

The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

Trio offer Rangers cash injections
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:21:28 GMT

Mike Ashley and Brian Kennedy join Dave King in offering Rangers a cash injection as director Philip Nash resigns.

Man injured in west Belfast shooting
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:24:00 GMT

Police are investigating a shooting incident in west Belfast.

Son charged with parents' murders
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:45:20 GMT

A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of his elderly parents in County Donegal.

'Slavery' police search for more men
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:34 GMT

Police who investigated the "modern day slavery" case of a vulnerable man found working unpaid on a farm, say they are looking for other missing men.

Woman crashed after taking ecstasy
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:20:20 GMT

A 21-year-old student was killed driving to meet friends at a pop festival after taking ecstasy, an inquest hears.

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT

Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:29:57 GMT

Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Daniel Pearl murder suspect released
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:58 GMT

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.

Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT

A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.

Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT

Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.

Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:58 GMT

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.

Governor quits over Mexico missing
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT

The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:53:28 GMT

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:18 GMT

The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:57:33 GMT

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.

Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:39:44 GMT

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.

NY axe attack: Islamist link probed
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:09:33 GMT

Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

Day in pictures: 23 October
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT

24 hours of news images: 23 October

Your pictures: Steps
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT

Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"

In pictures: Feline focus
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT

An online exhibition of cats

In pictures: Ottawa shootings
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT

Images from outside the Canadian parliament

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT

Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival

Day in pictures: 21 October
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT

24 hours of news images: 21 October

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT

What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

In pictures: Derry in 1969
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT

Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron

VIDEO: European Parliament
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:22:55 GMT

The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova

VIDEO: Man starts fire at petrol station
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:56:14 GMT

CCTV footage showing the moment a man started a fire at a petrol station has been released by police.

VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:38:20 GMT

Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:07:17 GMT

Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:08:22 GMT

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
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:28:51 GMT

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: Call to scrap term-time holiday ban
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:24:41 GMT

The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.

VIDEO: Wales 'may be independent in 20 years'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:50 GMT

Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:36:43 GMT

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.

The undercover cop, his lover, and their son
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:36:08 GMT

My agony at discovering father of my child was undercover cop

The day UFOs stopped play
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT

The day UFOs stopped play - and a crowd of 10,000 gasped

Why do professional sportsmen try trick shots?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:40:39 GMT

Why do professional sportsmen try trick shots?

In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibition
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:24:10 GMT

Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:37:27 GMT

Why is Florida angry with Breaking Bad?

Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:51:21 GMT

Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State

Digital detox call for the Sabbath
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:20:04 GMT

Could you switch off all your devices for 25 hours?

Ukraine: Land of chaos and courage
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:36:39 GMT

A journey across a Ukraine racked by conflict

Why is the UK being asked for more money?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:12:22 GMT

Why is the UK being asked for more money?

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