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Pictures of French emperor's treasures on sale near Paris
Daily life at a standstill in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
Nicola Sturgeon will use her first SNP conference speech as party leader to urge voters to dump Labour in next May's UK election.
The one Victorian social value that won't go away
The man who was kidnapped by pirates twice
How Arabia made its money before the oil rush
Fire bosses call for safety messages to be displayed on electronic cigarette kits as figures show a surge in incidents linked to the devices.
World leaders are meeting in Brisbane, Australia, for the first day of the G20 summit, with global growth the focus of the talks.
Two Norwegian men fishing in Troms came within an arm's length of a group of humpback whales.
Capturing portraits of warriors
A Canadian academic accused of a deadly 1980 bombing outside a synagogue in Paris is due to arrive in France on Saturday after losing an extradition battle.
Language teachers should aim beyond "functional phrasebook competence" and instil a desire for self-expression in pupils, a leading headmistress says.
One Direction, Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran are among the stars going into the studio later to record a new version of the Band Aid single for charity.
A "major milestone" in the elimination of polio has been reached, the US Centres for Disease Control says.
Soccer, as seen in the US Deep South
Celebrities including One Direction, S Club 7 and Susan Boyle take part in the BBC's 2014 Children in Need fundraising gala - which has raised more than £25m so far.
Forensic experts in Mexico looking for 43 missing students identify the remains of a missing Ugandan Catholic priest kidnapped in April.
The Philae lander re-establishes radio contact with its orbiting Rosetta satellite and is sending data from the surface of the Comet 67P.
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan said his side's 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over the Republic of Ireland was "mesmerising".
The BBC's Robert Peston reports from Hamburg on the economic condition of Germany, which has seen growth figures of just 0.1% in the third quarter of the year.