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Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:47:10 GMT
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says. 
Iran hangs woman despite campaign  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:49:13 GMT
Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her. 
Google boss sets new skydive record  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:35:51 GMT
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner. 
Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula. 
New York axe attack 'terrorist act'  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:40:48 GMT
Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert. 
Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:46 GMT
One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say. 
Life terms for Argentina jail crimes  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT
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. 
Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:04:44 GMT
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. 
Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:47:11 GMT
A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited. 
US judge sentences Farc commander  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:38:50 GMT
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. 
One killed in US school shooting  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:52:03 GMT
One student is shot dead and four wounded in a school by a classmate who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say. 
US golf boss sacked in Poulter row  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media. 
VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:33 GMT
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years. 
VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:53 GMT
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms. 
VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:16 GMT
Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.