Canada to toughen terror laws
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to strengthen the nation's terror laws one day after a gunman rampaged through parliament.
US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
Boko Haram 'abducts more women'
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'
Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
Deal expected on EU climate cuts
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.
Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'
A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
Guinea paying Ebola compensation
The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.
Saudi women jailed for terror links
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
Air chiefs quit over Total boss death
The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
Japan minister in sex bar funds row
Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
White House fence jumper arrested
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
US 'probes hackable' medical devices
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
Four guilty of Blackwater killings
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
Mayor 'ordered attack on students'
The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, is wanted for allegedly ordering police to confront them.
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.
Rwanda MPs condemn BBC genocide film
Rwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.
Ebola blood-therapy team set up
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
Deadly attacks hit Quetta city
The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 13 people are killed in a spate of attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
Japan court backs pregnant woman
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
EU eyes new green energy targets
An EU summit is under way in Brussels seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
Everton fans targeted with tear gas
Everton fans are targeted with tear gas fired by police during clashes ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.
Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'
Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.
'Scandalous' release of police killer
A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"
Tesco shares slump on profits error
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.
Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Balotelli 'reminded of club culture'
Brendan Rodgers reminds Mario Balotelli of the club's culture after the player swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe.
Ronaldo plays down Messi rivalry
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo plays down his individual duel with Barcelona's Lionel Messi in Saturday's El Clasico.
Horse trainer guilty over steroids
Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton is found guilty of having performance-enhancing drugs and other animal remedies at his stables.
Knightley to make Broadway debut
British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel.
Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
Coogan inherits Hoffman TV role
Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
VIDEO: Ukraine elections: 'We've had enough of looking east'
Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.
VIDEO: Louisiana's vanishing voodoo culture
The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.
VIDEO: Daily life goes on inside Kashmir
Daily life and trade is continuing in Kashmir despite the recent violence being the worst in a decade, as BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery reports.
VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.
VIDEO: Sentamu appeal to Ebola-hit countries
People of faith in countries struggling to combat the world's worst outbreak of Ebola should not meet in large numbers, the UK's Archbishop of York says.
VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
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Cracks emerge in Hungary's ruling party
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US seniors face student loan debt
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Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia
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What's lurking in Sweden's waters?
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Six surprising Ebola numbers
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