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Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.

State of emergency in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's president declares a state of emergency amid violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality saying he made his announcement to help others struggling with their identity.

UK can be sued over rendition case

A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Abbas warning over holy site closure

The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

New strike by NHS staff announced

NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

Polanski freed after US arrest bid

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

Sun worker 'paid for budget details'

A journalist at the Sun newspaper paid a government press officer £750 to leak secrets from the 2010 Budget, a court is told.

Prince Harry supports poppy appeal

Prince Harry meets poppy sellers and celebrities at Buckingham Palace on the first stop of their tour of London in a classic 1960s Routemaster bus.

VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel

Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales

Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

VIDEO: You behind the pillar, you're on camera!

Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own.

VIDEO: Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes

Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.

VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India

The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.

VIDEO: Newly-lit Sistine Chapel is unveiled

The Vatican has unveiled a new hi-tech LED lighting system for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

VIDEO: RAF 'threatens to shoot down' plane

A Royal Air Force fighter jet apparently threatened to "shoot down" a Latvian cargo plane after it lost contact with air traffic controllers above Kent.

New Nato boss on challenges ahead

With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.

Has quantitative easing worked?

The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?

EU poses tough challenge for Cameron

Mark Mardell on the complex balancing act facing the prime minister as he negotiates the UK's future place in the EU

VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row

BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.

Money in politics: More than a game

This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?

VIDEO: The Royal Marines - in 350 years

The BBC follows the Royal Marines from the Battle of Trafalgar to Afghanistan

Drugs strategy and tax pledges

The government's strategy on illegal drugs, tax pledges and care for the elderly are among the stories on the front pages.

Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors

The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.

Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".


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