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  1. Space project will go on - Branson

    Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
  2. Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

    The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
  3. Funeral of murdered SA footballer

    Tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.
  4. UK travellers warned of terror threat

    The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.
  5. Abuse inquiry 'must start soon'

    The government is urged to get an inquiry into historical child sex abuse moving quickly after Fiona Woolf stood down as its chairwoman.
  6. Power struggle in Burkina Faso

    A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.
  7. Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

    Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
  8. Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

    Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
  9. Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

    Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
  10. Firefighters on strike over pensions

    Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
  11. Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'

    A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.
  12. VIDEO: Taking a virtual dive into the deep

    A Bangor University lecturer is developing Virtual Reality software for the electronics giant Samsung.
  13. VIDEO: Obamas welcome trick-or-treaters

    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcome some special guests to the White House for a trick-or-treat Halloween celebration.
  14. VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht

    Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.
  15. VIDEO: Contactless payment 'security flaw'

    Researchers claim they have found a security flaw with Visa contactless payment cards.
  16. VIDEO: Global light show coming to Glasgow

    A light show featuring hundreds of runners, which began in Edinburgh and has been seen around the world, is set for Glasgow.
  17. VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore

    The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.
  18. VIDEO: 'I blogged my way to mental health'

    People with mental health illnesses are being asked to blog about their condition to help themselves and others.
  19. VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

    In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.
  20. Questions remain over Afghanistan

    No clear verdict can be made about the military campaign in Afghanistan, says Nick Childs.
  21. Will crash set back space tourism?

    The SpaceShipTwo crash is a tragedy that will prompt serious reflection but commercial space ventures are unlikely to be deterred, the BBC's Jonathan Amos says.
  22. Global tax rules 'need tightening'

    People may not like paying tax. But what is even less popular is the thought they have no choice while others have much more control over their tax bill, says the BBC's Sebastian Chrispin.
  23. VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?

    It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
  24. The price of peace in Colombia

    As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
  25. VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row

    BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.
  26. Spacecraft crash and Woolf resigns - papers

    The test flight crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft and Fiona Woolf's resignation as abuse inquiry head make the headlines.
  27. Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

    Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
  28. Charles and Camilla end Colombia tour

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall complete the final day of their tour of Colombia with a visit to the walled city of Cartagena.
  29. Bigger teams have agenda - Fernley

    The owners of F1 and leading teams have an "agenda" that is causing smaller teams to go out of business, a team boss has said.
  30. Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

    BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.
  31. Meulensteen criticises Rodgers

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.
  32. Hamilton top in second US practice

    Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.
  33. Djokovic ends Murray's winning run

    Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
  34. Banks may be forced to boost reserves

    British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
  35. VIDEO: 'I don't know what my destiny is'

    A day in the life of Ismael Diabate, an economic migrant stranded in the Moroccan capital of Rabat.
  36. Labour win police commissioner poll

    Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
  37. VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

    All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.
  38. Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

    Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
  39. Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

    Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.
  40. AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils'

    Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".
  41. Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
  42. VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

    Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news
  43. Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'

    A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
  44. VIDEO: Russia's 39,000-year-old mammoth

    A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.
  45. BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

    The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
  46. VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

    In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.
  47. Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

    Switzerland's history of child labour, a father's Afghan odyssey, and the people who follow Jediism.
  48. How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?

    Bottles of whisky have been removed from shops for containing high levels of antifreeze ingredient propylene glycol. How often is it used?
  49. Man dies after woman stabbed to death

    A woman is stabbed to death in east London before a man, who police say knew her, dies after being found lying in the street.
  50. Fireworks blaze search resumes

    Searches resume at a blaze-damaged fireworks warehouse in Stafford where two bodies were discovered.
  51. Sturgeon renews TV debates attack

    Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.
  52. Charity defends airport green tax

    The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.
  53. Man dies following Holywood crash

    A man in his 30s dies following a crash on the A2 in Holywood, County Down.
  54. 18% drop in Halloween incidents

    The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service reports an 18% decrease in Halloween incidents compared to last year.
  55. Three held on suspicion of murder

    Three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in Pembroke Dock, say police.
  56. Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails

    A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.
  57. UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
  58. Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

    Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
  59. Bangladesh hit by major blackouts

    Bangladesh is hit by major power blackouts after a power line connecting the country to India's electricity grid failed, reports say.
  60. Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

    Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
  61. Reduced EU sea mission set to go

    The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
  62. Hungary scraps controversial web tax

    Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
  63. Uruguay registers cannabis growers

    The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.
  64. Colombian Farc in civilian admission

    Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
  65. Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

    Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
  66. Mass graves found in western Iraq

    Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
  67. Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

    A judge in the US rules in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.
  68. US shares close at record levels

    The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
  69. Day in pictures: 30 October

    24 hours of news images: 30 October
  70. Day in pictures: 29 October

    24 hours of news images: 29 October
  71. Day in pictures: 28 October

    24 hours of news images: 28 October
  72. Bolshoi behind bars

    Costumes on show at a former prison
  73. Day in pictures: 27 October

    24 hours of news images: 27 October
  74. Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014

    Top news images from 18-24 October
  75. Day in pictures: 23 October

    24 hours of news images: 23 October
  76. Your pictures: Steps

    Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
  77. VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee

    The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
  78. VIDEO: Peshmerga fighters 'in Kobane'

    Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.
  79. VIDEO: Forty years riding Wall of Death

    Ken Fox and his family are celebrating 40 years riding the Wall of Death - they invited BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell to join in.
  80. VIDEO: Model pupils refused student loans

    Bright students from state schools are at a risk of missing out on university because of their uncertain immigration status.
  81. VIDEO: Final moments caught on camera

    Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of one of his craft in the California desert.
  82. VIDEO: Ebola carers 'face discrimination'

    An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.
  83. VIDEO: Stadium packed for footballer funeral

    Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban on Saturday.
  84. VIDEO: Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

    The government is planning to scrap the use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - in England and Wales.
  85. VIDEO: What next for child abuse inquiry?

    Home Secretary Theresa May has promised to consult victims groups before appointing a successor to Fiona Woolf to lead the official inquiry into historical child abuse.
  86. Love to Patrick

    The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss
  87. Why should women change their names on getting married?

    Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?
  88. 10 things we didn't know last week

    Scratching really does make things itch, and other nuggets
  89. Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

    Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?
  90. England's unusual listed places

    Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings
  91. 'Men can end up mentally broken'

    Movember turns its attention to men's mental health
  92. An unlikely naval battle remembered

    Commemorating Britain's first naval defeat of World War One
  93. The blind man leading the blind orchestra

    The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra
  94. Go Figure: The week in numbers

    The week in numbers with our Go Figure images
  95. The talented students denied funding

    The students educated in British schools but denied student loans
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