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  1. Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

    Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
  2. Man walks again after transplant

    A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
  3. Flights axed due to weather warning

    Heathrow cancels around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to hit the UK.
  4. Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

    Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
  5. Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

    Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
  6. Plan to jail armed muggers longer

    Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.
  7. PSNI's flawed approach to OTR scheme

    Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire criticises the role of the PSNI in the On the Runs scheme.
  8. MPs to debate voter 'recall' powers

    MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.
  9. Posters to target benefit fraud

    The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.
  10. Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

    Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in a Moscow air crash, a Vnukovo airport official confirms.
  11. Bank to probe system failure

    The Bank of England has launched an official probe after an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks was suspended for much of the day delaying house movers.
  12. VIDEO: Didcot fire wreckage from the air

    A serious fire at Didcot power station destroyed three cooling towers. Jon Kay reports from a helicopter above the scene in Oxfordshire.
  13. VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression

    Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.
  14. VIDEO: UKIP spokesman defends UKIP Calypso

    UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".
  15. VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

    The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.
  16. VIDEO: Mobile screens to help the short sighted

    Scientists at MIT are working on trying to create "superhuman vision".
  17. VIDEO: Managing 'sleeping beauty' syndrome

    BBC Inside Out meets a young woman whose extremely rare illness - Kleine-Levin Syndrome - causes her to sleep for weeks on end.
  18. VIDEO: Big league for gamers in Seoul

    Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.
  19. VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'

    An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
  20. Salisbury in 'top 10 world cities'

    Salisbury is named as a "must-see" and one of the best cities in the world to visit next year by travel guide Lonely Planet.
  21. Wildlife award for seal rescuer

    A Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years is to receive a prestigious award.
  22. Farewell Lynda, and paralysis 'cure' - the papers

    The death of actress Lynda Bellingham from cancer features on the front pages, as does a pioneering technique being hailed as a "cure" for paralysis.
  23. West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United

    Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.
  24. Podolski dismisses Spurs move rumour

    Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski takes to Twitter to dismiss transfer speculation linking him with a £10m move to Tottenham.
  25. Taarabt hits back at weight claim

    Adel Taarabt responds to QPR manager Harry Redknapp's claim the midfielder is three stone overweight and unfit to play.
  26. Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

    Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
  27. Navratilova slams ITF over Williams

    Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
  28. AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

    US firm AbbVie announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
  29. VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest

    More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.
  30. Peers back revenge porn 'offence'

    The House of Lords agrees unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.
  31. Living with smoker risks highlighted

    Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.
  32. AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

    A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession
  33. Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'

    Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.
  34. VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'

    A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
  35. Google changes 'to fight piracy'

    Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
  36. VIDEO: Take a look at the Dr Who video game

    The BBC has produced a computer game called 'The Doctor and the Dalek', as part of the Make it Digital initiative to get more young people into computer coding.
  37. African solar plan to power UK homes

    Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
  38. AUDIO: Are we alone in the Milky Way?

    Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.
  39. Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

    Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.
  40. VIDEO: Star Wars for the senses

    A Star Wars sci-fi convention has been set up for people with disabilities. Feel the Force Day was set up so that as many people as possible could access and experience Star Wars
  41. The 'handsome minister' who's set hearts aflutter

    Sweden's new health minister has set pulses racing - but not at home. He caused a bit of a stir in Turkey after someone spotted his photo on Twitter.
  42. Do US presidents carry cash?

    Barack Obama's credit card was once rejected - do US presidents carry cash?
  43. Double decker bus crash injures 45

    A man is arrested after 45 people are injured in a collision involving a double decker bus and a car in Hertfordshire.
  44. Mystery clown 'disturbing' children

    A mystery clown is scaring children in Portsmouth by lurking silently in streets and shops and stroking people.
  45. Winds and rain prompt travel warning

    Winds up to 75mph are expected to hit some parts of Scotland as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country.
  46. Edinburgh bids to attract bike races

    Edinburgh hopes to be take a step closer to hosting a stage of the Tour de France, if funding for other cycling events is approved.
  47. Assembly votes for Trafficking Bill

    The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted by 91 votes to 10 in favour of making it a crime to pay for sex.
  48. Man shot in legs in west Belfast

    A man has been shot in both legs in an incident at Bog Meadows in west Belfast on Monday evening.
  49. Remains of hurricane to hit Wales

    Gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to affect most areas of Wales as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in Britain, the Met Office warns.
  50. NHS workers vote to strike over pay

    Thousands of NHS staff in Wales vote "overwhelmingly" to take strike action in a row over pay, Unison says.
  51. Zambia's Sata goes for health check

    Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
  52. Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

    The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
  53. Sri Lanka calls early elections

    Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
  54. Player dies after goal celebration

    Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
  55. Sweden steps up 'mystery sub' hunt

    Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.
  56. Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine

    Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
  57. Federal police sent to Mexico towns

    Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
  58. Chile arrests former Pinochet aide

    Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.
  59. Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

    Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
  60. Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit

    Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row.
  61. Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

    The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
  62. Bodies of seven women found in US

    A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
  63. Day in pictures: 20 October

    24 hours of news images: 20 October
  64. In pictures: Derry in 1969

    Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
  65. Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures

    Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen
  66. In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath

    Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir
  67. Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014

    News photos from around the world
  68. Day in pictures: 17 October

    24 hours of news images: 17 October
  69. From silver mine to wet plate

    From silver mine to wet plate in Peru
  70. In pictures: Hong Kong protest art

    Creativity on the streets of Hong Kong
  71. VIDEO: European Parliament

    The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova
  72. VIDEO: Pistorius siblings: 'Truth manipulated'

    The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.
  73. VIDEO: First prosecution over avatar 'Sweetie'

    A year ago a charity in the Netherlands created a fake profile of a girl called Sweetie to pose in teen chat rooms.
  74. VIDEO: 'Nobody decides when they can die'

    Actress Lynda Bellingham spoke to BBC Breakfast in October 2014 about her decision to give up chemotherapy treatment
  75. VIDEO: Donetsk rocked by chemical plant blast

    A powerful explosion at a chemical plant in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has reverberated across the city.
  76. VIDEO: Aberdeen up for 'most dismal town'

    Aberdeen is among the nominees for the Carbuncle award, given to the "most dismal town in Scotland".
  77. VIDEO: Fighting around Kobane continues

    There have been some skirmishes around the Syrian town of Kobane between Islamic State and Kurdish forces.
  78. VIDEO: UK poised for autumn storm

    Winds gusting at 70mph have been forecast as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK on Tuesday night.
  79. VIDEO: Charge for carrier bags in Scotland

    A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.
  80. The fighter pilots who navigated war using a school atlas

    WW1 fighter pilots who navigated using a school atlas
  81. What laws currently cover trolling?

    What social media insults are against the law?
  82. Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

    Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
  83. When the average age of death was zero

    The time when the average age of death was zero
  84. Busting stereotypes: 100 Women

    Celebrating success and defying stereotypes in 2014
  85. Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

    Why being brilliant is not enough at work
  86. Australia page for BBC News website

    How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia
  87. On the tracks of Australia's last record maker

    Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker
  88. Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic

    Global health body under fire over Ebola
  89. China says no to Dumbledore

    China says 'No' to Dumbledore
  90. A big week for the NHS

    NHS England's chief to give his five-year vision for health service
  91. EU immigration - the Croatian solution?

    How can migration be limited without affecting freedom of movement?

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