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  1. UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

    The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
  2. Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledge

    Ed Miliband says the 'clear' pledge of further devolution to Scotland would be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts".
  3. Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge

    The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.
  4. Afghan contenders sign unity deal

    A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.
  5. UN chief on streets for climate deal

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.
  6. Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo

    A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.
  7. Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

    A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.
  8. UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

    The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.
  9. Boy, 2, falls from hotel balcony

    A two-year-old boy suffers serious head injuries falling from a mezzanine balcony into the lobby of Liverpool's Hilton Hotel.
  10. White House security stepped up

    The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.
  11. Disability hate crime 'overlooked'

    The police and Crown Prosecution Service are overlooking disability hate crime, the former director of public prosecutions Ken MacDonald says.
  12. VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge

    Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.
  13. VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

    Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.
  14. VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego

    A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.
  15. VIDEO: Social media clues to better education

    IBM and a UK college have created a social network to help staff get a better understanding of their pupils.
  16. VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues

    Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.
  17. VIDEO: Parachute jump marks Arnhem battle

    Paratroops from Europe and the US have completed parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
  18. VIDEO: Inside London hospital's 'eye bank'

    BBC Inside Out has met the patients who have been given a new lease of life as a result of eye donations and has gone inside Moorfields Hospital’s 'eye bank' in London.
  19. VIDEO: Disability pride celebrated in city

    Hundreds gather in Belfast for an international carnival and family fun day to celebrate all people with disabilities.
  20. After the referendum, the political rows - the papers

    Sunday's papers lead on bitter rows between Labour and the Tories on the question of Scottish Mps voting on English matters, and also on internal Conservative Party conflict.
  21. Record bid race in memory of sailor

    Thousands of sailors are set to break the world record for the largest sailing race in the world in memory of Olympian Andrew Simpson.
  22. Rare Monroe negative sold at auction

    A rare negative of the movie star Marilyn Monroe, taken during her first professional photo shoot, is sold at auction in Devizes.
  23. Pardew hits back at pundit Savage

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew criticises Robbie Savage for comments the pundit made in his BBC Sport column this week.
  24. Madness of Premier League loan game

    With more players out on loan than registered for the first team, Chelsea are experts at the system. But does it work?
  25. Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal'

    Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is "back to normal" after their Spa clash.
  26. I have been given six watches - Dyke

    FA chairman Greg Dyke says that he has received six watches but is calling for an end to the culture of gift giving.
  27. 'I would love to partner McIlroy'

    Graeme McDowell says his friendship with Rory McIlroy is stronger than ever as he prepares for his fourth Ryder Cup.
  28. Alibaba shares surge on NY debut

    Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
  29. VIDEO: Alibaba shares begin trading in NY

    Shares in Alibaba, the Chinese online retailer, have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
  30. Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

    Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.
  31. VIDEO: Darling: Promises 'must be delivered'

    Alistair Darling, who led the Better Together campaign, said that the party leaders had made an absolute commitment on an agreement that was "non-negotiable".
  32. Health services finances 'worsening'

    The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.
  33. Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

    Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
  34. eBay flaw has existed for months

    A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at least February, the BBC has found.
  35. VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6

    The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.
  36. 'Artificial eye' to detect particles

    The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
  37. VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

    Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
  38. Cape Fear actress Bergen dies aged 84

    Polly Bergen, the actress whose fictional family was terrorised by Robert Mitchum in the 1962 film Cape Fear, dies aged 84.
  39. VIDEO: Metal ballet meets Games of Thrones

    Brutal Ballet performed a Games of Thrones inspired piece at TitanCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Belfast.
  40. 10 things we didn't know last week

    The most efficient work break is 17 minutes, and other nuggets.
  41. Quiz of the week's news

    The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
  42. Elderly pair 'stabbed to death'

    A man and woman whose bodies were found at a house in Liverpool died from multiple stab wounds, a post mortem examination finds.
  43. Thousands join city's half-marathon

    About 10,000 people are expected to take part in Bristol's half-marathon.
  44. Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'

    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says "No" voters in last week's referendum were "tricked" by a late vow of more devolved powers.
  45. Police probe George Square disorder

    Police investigating "ugly scenes" in Glasgow's George Square following the "No" vote in Scotland's referendum say there will be further arrests.
  46. Restaurant destroyed in arson attack

    A Chinese restaurant is destroyed and a number of other premises damaged in an arson attack in County Antrim.
  47. Sex assault on six-year-old girl

    The police are investigating a report that a six-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by an older schoolboy in south Belfast.
  48. Welsh Labour seeks 'fair' devolution

    Labour politicians from Wales will urge party leaders to back a "fair" devolution deal for Wales at their conference in Manchester.
  49. Villages unite to reduce speed limit

    Residents from three villages unite in battle to reduce speed limit on trunk roads.
  50. Kenya marks Westgate mall attack

    Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.
  51. Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market

    Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
  52. Philippines storm displaces 200,000

    Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes.
  53. Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile

    An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.
  54. 66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey

    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
  55. Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle

    Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
  56. Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed

    Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
  57. Former El Salvador leader in custody

    Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.
  58. Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce'

    Fighting continues in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, despite an announcement that the government and Shia Houthi rebels have agreed to sign a truce.
  59. Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint

    A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.
  60. Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

    Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
  61. NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
  62. Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014

    The best news photos from around the world
  63. Day in pictures: 19 September

    News images from around the world: 19 September
  64. In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results

    Scotland votes "No" to independence
  65. Day in pictures: 18 September

    News images from around the world: 18 September
  66. In pictures: Memory of History

    Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
  67. In pictures: Scotland decides

    Images from the Scottish independence referendum
  68. Your Pictures: Photos from Wales

    A selection of your photos from around Wales
  69. Day in pictures: 17 September

    News images from around the world: 17 September
  70. VIDEO: House of Commons

    Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.
  71. VIDEO: SpaceX lifts off for ISS with supplies

    A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.
  72. VIDEO: Andrew Marr's Gordon Brown impression

    Andrew Marr amused Labour's Ed Miliband when he did an impression of Gordon Brown, as part of a question about whether he might return to front line politics.
  73. VIDEO: Malta lights up for Prince William

    Prince William speaks of the Queen's fondness for Malta in a speech marking the island's 50th anniversary of independence.
  74. VIDEO: Labour 'vows £8 minimum wage'

    The minimum wage would rise to £8 an hour over the course of the next Parliament if Labour wins the general election, the party's leader Ed Miliband has pledged.
  75. VIDEO: 66,000 cross from Syria into Turkey

    Since parts of the border were opened 66,000 people have crossed from Syria into Turkey in just 24 hours, a Turkish government official tells the BBC.
  76. VIDEO: UK hostage's wife in plea to IS

    The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) has pleaded with the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
  77. VIDEO: Are disability hate crimes ignored?

    A former director of prosecutions has said victims of disability hate crime are being failed by the police and the courts.
  78. VIDEO: Walliams joins SwimBritain relay

    A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport.
  79. What now for Britishness?

    What now for the sense of Britishness?
  80. Counting the human cost of war

    How many UK servicemen and women might be bearing scars?
  81. The power of a red dress

    The power and allure of wearing red
  82. Getting a driving licence without a test

    How I got my driving licence without taking a test
  83. Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

    The best features you may have missed
  84. Your pictures: Vintage

    Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"
  85. How Liberia lost its handshake

    How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
  86. Go Figure: The week in numbers

    The week's big numbers visualised.
  87. From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

    How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor
  88. VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds

    Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds
  89. Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll

    Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?
  90. NHS finances - pressures, deficits and challenges

    NHS finances - what are pressures, deficits and challenges
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