National News

  1. Scottish Labour leader stands down

    Johann Lamont stands down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, accusing the party's UK leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office".
  2. Iran hangs woman despite campaign

    Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
  3. 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

    The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her.
  4. Cost of driving licence to be cut

    The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
  5. State of emergency imposed in Sinai

    Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.
  6. Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

    Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
  7. New HS2 station proposed for Crewe

    A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.
  8. 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.
  9. Anger over ancient woods quarry plan

    Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.
  10. Google boss sets new skydive record

    Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
  11. Used car buyers 'need more support'

    Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
  12. US golf boss sacked in Poulter row

    Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
  13. VIDEO: Speed racing on city ring-road

    Coventry is to become the first UK city for years to stage competitive motor-sport on public roads.
  14. VIDEO: Gorilla gets 'Bake Off' birthday cake

    A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.
  15. VIDEO: Police spy 'was paid to love me'

    The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man who she did not know was an undercover police officer.
  16. VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

    Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
  17. VIDEO: Phones off to mark Jewish Sabbath

    The global Jewish community is being encouraged to observe the Sabbath a little more strictly from sunset on Friday.
  18. VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet

    The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
  19. VIDEO: Scientists create real hoverboard

    BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
  20. VIDEO: 'Religion made me a better player'

    England's newest cricket star Moeen Ali speaks to the BBC about his sport and his religion.
  21. 'Edging toward the EU exit?'

    Saturday's newspapers focus mainly on the row over the European Union's demand for an additional £1.7bn from the UK. There is also the tale of the woman who is allergic to Simon Cowell.
  22. Lost Malcolm Lowry novel published

    A novel by British-born author Malcolm Lowry is being published 70 years after its manuscript was thought to have been destroyed in a fire.
  23. Dog in one-minute crossbow operation

    The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt from a dog's head "took just one minute", the RSPCA says.
  24. Nadal confirms the end of his season

    Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
  25. Suarez gets help for impulse to bite

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.
  26. Mourinho made it alone - Van Gaal

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he had little to do with the success Chelsea's Jose Mourinho has had as a manager.
  27. El Clasico in numbers

    Ronaldo's hot streak, Messi's record, 500 million watching and mega assets on the pitch - Real Madrid v Barca has everything.
  28. Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPs

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.
  29. Card firms 'fail' on rights advice

    Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.
  30. VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise

    BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.
  31. PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

    David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
  32. VIDEO: Wood: Time for Wales to step up

    The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.
  33. First transplant of 'dead' heart

    Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
  34. VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

    Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
  35. Norfolk schools inquiry faces review

    The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.
  36. VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'

    A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
  37. Hailo says Uber blocked investors

    After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
  38. VIDEO: Information Age exhibition opens

    One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London.
  39. Science chief warns on acid oceans

    The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
  40. VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

    Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.
  41. Alvin Stardust album gets early release

    The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
  42. VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens

    Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
  43. Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

    Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.
  44. Why do professional sportsmen try trick shots?

    Tottenham attacker Erik Lamela scored a spectacular goal from outside the area by using a "trick shot". What drives professional sports people to attempt high-risk moves?
  45. Suicide mother gave girls acid drink

    A mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters by drinking acid after struggling to get on with her in-laws, an inquest hears.
  46. Jade coroner calls for dog licences

    A coroner criticises dangerous dog laws and calls for dog licences to be reintroduced after 14-year-old Jade Anderson was savaged to death.
  47. Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

    The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.
  48. Trio offer Rangers cash injections

    Mike Ashley and Brian Kennedy join Dave King in offering Rangers a cash injection as director Philip Nash resigns.
  49. Man injured in west Belfast shooting

    A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot in west Belfast on Friday evening.
  50. Son charged with parents' murders

    A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of his elderly parents in County Donegal.
  51. Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'

    A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until the payment backlog is cleared.
  52. Plaid's demand for 'true equality'

    A series of demands to ensure Wales has "true equality" with Scotland is to be outlined at Plaid Cymru's annual conference.
  53. Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed

    Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
  54. 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.
  55. Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court

    A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.
  56. Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead

    A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
  57. Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'

    Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
  58. Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case

    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
  59. 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.
  60. Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil

    Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
  61. Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

    A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
  62. US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use

    The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
  63. Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

    Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
  64. NY axe attack 'was terrorist act'

    Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.
  65. Day in pictures: 23 October

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

    Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
  67. In pictures: Feline focus

    An online exhibition of cats
  68. In pictures: Ottawa shootings

    Images from outside the Canadian parliament
  69. In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

    Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
  70. Day in pictures: 21 October

    24 hours of news images: 21 October
  71. What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

    What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
  72. In pictures: Derry in 1969

    Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
  73. VIDEO: European Parliament

    The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova
  74. VIDEO: Flash floods in Athens

    People in the Greek capital, Athens, are clearing up after flash floods caused major disruption in parts of the city.
  75. VIDEO: Man starts fire at petrol station

    CCTV footage showing the moment a man started a fire at a petrol station has been released by police.
  76. VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision

    Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
  77. VIDEO: 'Putin is a bigger threat than IS'

    Russian former chess master turned politician, Garry Kasparov, says Russia's President Putin is a bigger threat than so-called Islamic State.
  78. VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'

    Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
  79. VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

    New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
  80. VIDEO: Briton confirmed dead in Syria air strike

    A British man has been confirmed dead in a US air strike on jihadist targets in Syria.
  81. VIDEO: CCTV of Ottawa shooting suspect

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.
  82. Lost football grounds - part II

    England's lost football grounds - part II
  83. Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?

    Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
  84. How to reduce your Inheritance Tax

    How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on
  85. The hardship posting to end all hardship postings

    The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom
  86. Picasso Museum sees grand reopening

    Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
  87. Top 10 tips for being a comedian

    Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian
  88. VIDEO: Swearing for feminism

    Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?
  89. Baffling ballet

    Unravelling the flocking habits of starlings
  90. 10 things we didn't know last week

    Walk on the Wild Side's bass line cost £17, and more nuggets
  91. Go Figure: The week in numbers

    The week's big numbers visualised
  92. Why is the UK being asked for more money?

    Why is the UK being asked for more money?
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