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Cameroon Boko Haram hostages freed

Sat, 2014-10-11 03:40
Cameroon says 27 hostages, including 10 Chinese workers and a politician's wife, held by suspected Boko Haram militants have been freed.

Ferguson weekend protests begin

Sat, 2014-10-11 02:50
Hundreds of protesters attend the first march of a series of demonstrations in St Louis against police shootings.

UKIP's Farage back on campaign trail

Sat, 2014-10-11 01:58
Nigel Farage campaigns in Rochester and Strood, as the main political parties consider their response to UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election.

Iraq's Anbar appeals for help on IS

Sat, 2014-10-11 01:55
Iraqi officials in western Anbar province make an urgent appeal for military help, saying the area could fall to Islamic State militants "in days".

Death penalty for China cult killers

Sat, 2014-10-11 01:26
A Chinese court passes sentence on five cult members who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong province in May.

VIDEO: How can magic help stroke survivors?

Sat, 2014-10-11 00:42
Learning magic tricks gives stroke survivors a great opportunity to be more independent and to show off their new talents to relatives and friends.

Top Gear Argentina row 'not a stunt'

Sat, 2014-10-11 00:37
The executive producer of the BBC's Top Gear defends the show following reports its crew had to flee Argentina because of a number plate "stunt".

Exercise will test UK's Ebola plans

Fri, 2014-10-10 22:23
A national exercise involving health professional, emergency workers and government minister is to test how the UK would deal with an Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Cuba circus kids 'go professional'

Fri, 2014-10-10 22:19
In Cuba, young children are learning circus skills with a view to becoming professional performers.

Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

Fri, 2014-10-10 22:12
At least nine people die in a boat accident in Guinea, with at least 30 people still missing, officials and residents say.

The man behind 'cradle of Kung Fu'

Fri, 2014-10-10 21:53
Turning the Shaolin warrior monks into a global brand

VIDEO: Huge Smurfs mark comics museum at 25

Fri, 2014-10-10 21:06
In Belgium a comics museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is planning an expansion.

Police tell wrong parents son died

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:55
Police in a small Alaska town mistakenly tell a couple their son has been killed in a car accident, leading to a joyous scene just hours later.

MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:54
MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Drought hits Brazil's biggest city

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:49
The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of an almost empty reservoir.

How Cyclone Hudhud got its name

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:35
Soutik Biswas looks at how Indian Ocean cyclone got its name

Iraqi Kurds call for weapons to combat IS

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:27
Kurdish troops need advanced weapons to defeat Islamic State

The man with the world's most dangerous job?

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:09
Is this the man with the world's most dangerous job?

Cuban athletes face hurdles on road to glory

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:07
How Cuba's athletes are trying to recapture past glory days

Councils call for fly-tipping powers

Fri, 2014-10-10 19:58
Councils in England and Wales should gain new powers to impose on-the-spot fines to tackle fly-tipping, the Local Government Association says.