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Brazil prison hostage drama resolved

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:30
A two-day standoff at a jail in the southern Brazilian state of Parana ends after a group of prisoners free 10 guards they had taken hostage.

IS 'retreating' in key Syria town

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:09
Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.

Alonso is leaving - Di Montezemolo

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:06
Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company's outgoing president Luca Di Montezemolo confirms.

City in last 16 after extra-time win

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:01
Glasgow City overturn a 2-0 deficit against Medyk Konin to reach the the Uefa Women's Champions League last 16.

Czech Ebola error sparks Ghana row

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:43
Czech medical workers spark a diplomatic row after covering a Ghanaian student in black plastic and isolating him over unfounded fears he had Ebola.

VIDEO: Boris Johnson tackles young footballer

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:31
Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes on some players considerably smaller than himself at a football match near City Hall.

VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:23
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: Ban smoking in London landmarks?

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:06
Londoners, Mayor Boris Johnson and Lord Darzi give their thoughts on a proposal to ban smoking in the capital's main squares and parks.

VIDEO: Michelle Obama dances with turnip

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:48
A video of Michelle Obama dancing with a turnip has gone viral on the internet as the First Lady promotes healthy eating.

Trekkers die in Nepal blizzards

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:12
A blizzard and several avalanches in the Himalayas of central Nepal are reported to have killed at least 29 people, many of them trekkers.

Cellar slave girl to receive £100,000

Wed, 2014-10-15 11:03
A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.

US 'hid Iraq chemical incidents'

Wed, 2014-10-15 10:24
The Pentagon withheld details of incidents where soldiers were wounded by abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004-11, a US newspaper says.

Air raids and clashes hit Benghazi

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:54
Gunfire and air strikes rock Libya's second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias.

Charity refuses Ashya cash request

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:29
A charity that received donations to pay for treatment for five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King says it will not give money to the boy's family.

VIDEO: How to wear an Ebola protection suit

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:22
The BBC's Alastair Leithead visited the National Biocontainment Training Centre in Galveston, Texas to try on a bio-hazard suit and see just how hard it is to guarantee the safety of Ebola doctors and nurses.

Ditch 'Blu Tack' funding system

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:16
First Minister Carwyn Jones calls for a new funding system for Welsh public services to replace a "Blu Tack and cardboard" formula devised in the 1970s.

VIDEO: Mrs Clooney on marriage and marbles

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:04
The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.

Promote British values, schools told

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:28
Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Rebels clash with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:27
Shia Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda militants engage in heavy fighting in southern Yemen, as the rebels seek to expand the territory under their control.

Dutch bikers join fight against IS

Wed, 2014-10-15 08:25
Three members of a Dutch motorcycle club with military backgrounds have gone to Iraq to help Kurds fighting Islamic State, a fellow biker confirms.

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