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US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.

Ukraine to vote in snap elections

Ukrainian voters will go to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.

Botswana's ruling party wins polls

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.

Brazil votes in presidential run-off

Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.

Tunisia set for historic election

Tunisia is set to hold its first election under a new constitution passed earlier this year following a 2011 uprising.

Iran woman's hanging draws protests

Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.

IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.

Uruguay votes for new president

Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.

Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

Clashes hit historic Lebanese market

At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.

Chile marches against education bill

Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.

Protesters scuffle at N Korea border

Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.

Russian clocks go back for last time

After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.

Baffling ballet

Can scientists unlock the secrets of starling murmurations using computer models and citizen science?

New York axe attack 'terrorist act'

Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

Royals edge ahead in World Series

Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 3-2 in Game Three to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

US judge sentences Farc commander

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

Mulaudzi killed in a car crash

Former Olympic 800m silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is killed in a road traffic accident in his native South Africa.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

Younus sets Pakistan century record

Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.

Mass protest over Italy job reforms

A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

US urges probe into West Bank death

The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.

New John Cantlie video posted online

British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.

Inmate planned escape with hostage

Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC can reveal.

Man held after Edinburgh incident

A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off.

Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal

Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.

Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas

Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.


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