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Soldier killed in Canada shootings

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:11:14 GMT

A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:30 GMT

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:36 GMT

A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:41 GMT

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:58 GMT

Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:31 GMT

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Nasa shares free sounds from space

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.

U-boat found with ship it sank

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:55 GMT

U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Freed N Korea detainee back in US

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:53:07 GMT

A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:40 GMT

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT

Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.

Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:53 GMT

A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:36:32 GMT

The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:13 GMT

An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:29 GMT

Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.

China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:22 GMT

Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:05 GMT

The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:49:13 GMT

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:20 GMT

The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

Police killer Roberts to be freed

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:24:25 GMT

Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:44:19 GMT

US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:03 GMT

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.

Boeing raises annual profit forecast

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:42 GMT

Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:18:21 GMT

Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.

RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:46 GMT

Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:50:05 GMT

More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:28 GMT

Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:13 GMT

Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.

S Club reunite for Children in Need

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:42:31 GMT

Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:16 GMT

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

VIDEO: Training for safe Ebola burials

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:14:36 GMT

As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.

VIDEO: Video shows Canada parliament shootings

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:05:54 GMT

Footage from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building.

VIDEO: Inside Canada parliament attack

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:28:13 GMT

Watch the news of an attack on Canada's parliament unfold - in 45 secs.

VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT

Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

VIDEO: Protests outside HK leader's house

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:26 GMT

Protesters gather outside of the residence of Hong Kong's leader, CY Leung, in protest at his recent comments on extending democracy.

VIDEO: Swedish search for 'foreign sub' in bay

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:56:44 GMT

Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.

VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT

Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.

Reclaiming the swastika

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT

How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:18:06 GMT

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

Remembering Ben Bradlee

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:06 GMT

Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee

US seniors face student loan debt

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:29:15 GMT

Some US seniors are still paying off student loans

Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:37:42 GMT

Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive

What's lurking in Sweden's waters?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:33 GMT

What is lurking in Sweden's waters?

Six surprising Ebola numbers

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:29:30 GMT

Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic

Photographer captures beauty of Greenland

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:05:00 GMT

Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT

Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival