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  1. Wonga to write off £220m of loans

    Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.
  2. Tension at HK government office

    Tension is mounting at the Hong Kong government office in the Central district, with reports of protesters scuffling with police.
  3. Prince George 'harassment' warning

    Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge write to a photographer asking him to "cease harassing" Prince George and his nanny.
  4. UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

    A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.
  5. Morrisons pins hopes on loyalty card

    Morrisons has announced a new loyalty card scheme in an effort to seize back the initiative in the supermarket wars.
  6. Three 'held over Thai killings'

    Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.
  7. Alice Gross post-mortem resumes

    A post-mortem examination on the body of murdered 14-year-old Alice Gross has resumed.
  8. Clegg calls May speech 'outrageous'

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says criticism of his party in Theresa May's speech marks a "low point" in coalition relations.
  9. Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

    Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
  10. Hundreds of GP practices risk closure

    Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the number of doctors reaching retirement age, GP leaders say.
  11. Rebels push to take Donetsk airport

    Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive in an attempt to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.
  12. Angry Birds maker to cut 130 jobs

    The Finnish maker of hit mobile game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, accounting for 16% of its workforce.
  13. Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64

    Singer and songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain haemorrhage.
  14. VIDEO: Fry tells 'ugly truth' in new book

    The award-winning comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry has said his new volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, reveals the "ugly truth" about his cocaine use in the 1980s.
  15. VIDEO: The world's most beautiful train journey?

    One of the most beautiful railways in the world has had one of its most successful summers on record.
  16. VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

    Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.
  17. VIDEO: Up for grabs: Who will win Clacton seat?

    The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.
  18. AUDIO: Mums face eviction after occupying flats

    A group of homeless mothers are going to court to fight their eviction from abandoned flats near the Olympic Park in East London.
  19. VIDEO: How do PM's tax figures weigh up?

    David Cameron has pledged to cut taxes for thirty million people if the Conservatives win next year's election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said the combined cost of the tax changes would be £7.2bn by 2020.
  20. VIDEO: Close-up: Volvo's XC90 unveiled

    A sneak preview of Volvo's new XC90 - the car set to take centre stage at the Paris Motor Show.
  21. VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

    A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
  22. Sir Cliff Richard doll 'secures car'

    A life-size replica of Sir Cliff Richard is being used as a security measure by a couple in Norfolk.
  23. Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

    Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
  24. 'Election starts here' - the papers

    The prime minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he promised tax cuts for 30 million Britons, leads most of Thursday's papers.
  25. Hamilton: This is my best F1 season

    Lewis Hamilton believes he has put together the best season of his F1 career as he chases the drivers' title with Mercedes.
  26. The Olympics that no-one wants?

    Meetings with the king and VIP cocktail parties. Why did Norway pull out of the running to host the 2022 Winter Olympics?
  27. Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

    Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.
  28. No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

    England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.
  29. Alonso not ruling out Ferrari exit

    Fernando Alonso has refused to rule out leaving F1 giants Ferrari before the end of his contract, which runs until 2016.
  30. Bank to get extra powers on housing

    The Bank of England accepts new powers to prevent a housing boom and bust, as suggested by the Chancellor, George Osborne
  31. VIDEO: Ford bullish over global growth

    Newly-appointed Ford chief executive Mark Fields says he is confident the company can boost its sales around the world despite the difficulties the industry faces
  32. Executive 'to go into red' warning

    The Treasury is formally warned that the Northern Ireland Executive is on track to go into the red by the end of this financial year.
  33. Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

    As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for potential exposure to Ebola, health officials say.
  34. VIDEO: Warning over alcohol 'pre-loading'

    A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.
  35. Parents going short to pay students

    Hundreds of thousands of parents are cutting down on their "basic outgoings" to pay for their children's university costs, says a financial data company.
  36. AUDIO: Classical challenge for Benedetti

    The BBC is launching a campaign to get every child in the land familiar with a piece of classical music.
  37. Telephone box becomes mobile charger

    Some of London's disused red telephone boxes are being transformed into solar-powered mobile charging stations.
  38. VIDEO: Smartphone beacons beckon you

    Click learns how to bend beacon technology to its bidding by turning a London Street into a musical wonderland.
  39. Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

    A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
  40. VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

    A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
  41. Curtain falls on Kate Bush comeback

    Singer Kate Bush performs the last of a series of 22 comeback concerts in London, suggesting it will be "a while" before she appears on stage again.
  42. AUDIO: Horowitz to build on unseen Bond works

    Alex Rider series author Anthony Horowitz says is using previously unseen Fleming material as a "springboard" for his new Bond novel.
  43. Caption Challenge: Surfer dog

    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
  44. Is yoga really about exercise?

    US yoga practitioners insist it isn't primarily about fitness. But the definition can be flexible.
  45. Boy dismembered murdered girlfriend

    A teenage boy obsessed with TV serial killer Dexter is jailed for murdering and dismembering his 17-year-old girlfriend.
  46. Raid CCTV shows 'flying' cash machine

    Dramatic footage is released showing thieves stealing a cash machine before their vehicle is rammed and stopped by a police car.
  47. Plan to block poll tax collection

    The Scottish government will bring in new laws to stop councils pursuing people for historic poll tax debts, the first minister announces.
  48. Peter Pan house lands major fund aid

    Funding is secured for plans to create Scotland's first centre for children's literature at the house which helped to inspire the Peter Pan story.
  49. Police budget cuts 'impossible'

    Northern Ireland's chief constable says budget cuts are forcing his organisation into a virtually impossible position.
  50. Five rescued after dolphin 'attack'

    Five swimmers are rescued from Galway Bay in the Republic of Ireland after what has been described as a dolphin attack.
  51. Pisa education ranking goal scrapped

    The target to put Wales into the top 20 best-performing countries in education by next year is scrapped by Education Minister Huw Lewis.
  52. Pair airlifted after mountain fall

    Two men are airlifted to safety off a mountain in Snowdonia after they were injured in a fall.
  53. Boko Haram video shows leader alive

    A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.
  54. Grace Mugabe 'should hand back PhD'

    Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove calls on Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD as students demand an investigation.
  55. Taliban kill three in Kabul attack

    At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.
  56. Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

    Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
  57. Factory blast kills 15 in Bulgaria

    A blast at an explosives factory north of Sofia kills 15 people, prompting Bulgaria to declare Friday a day of national mourning.
  58. Turkey debates joining war on IS

    The Turkish parliament is to vote on a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory.
  59. Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead

    A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.
  60. Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader

    The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.
  61. Top Bahrain rights activist arrested

    Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.
  62. Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
  63. Head of US Secret Service resigns

    Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.
  64. NFL rocked by fresh assault probe

    American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL.
  65. Your pictures: Amateur sport

    Readers' photos on the theme of "amateur sport"
  66. Day in pictures: 1 October

    News images from around the world: 1 October
  67. Remembering the work of Shirley Baker

    Photographer Shirley Baker's photos of Manchester
  68. In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell

    Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong
  69. In pictures: The lure of gold

    Men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea
  70. Day in pictures: 30 September

    News images from around the world: 30 September
  71. In pictures: India's dying printing tradition

    Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
  72. In pictures: People of India

    Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers
  73. VIDEO: House of Commons

    MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.
  74. VIDEO: Ebola 'horror and misery must end'

    British nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone but recovered, has called for action to stop the "horror and the misery" that he witnessed.
  75. VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

    A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.
  76. VIDEO: Girl found 12 years after abduction

    A 17-year-old girl has been found in Mexico 12 years after she was abducted by her mother.
  77. VIDEO: Girl gets 3D-printed prosthetic hand

    A five year-old girl from Inverness who was born without any fingers on one hand has become the first in the UK to be fitted with a bionic limb made using a 3D printer
  78. VIDEO: How is Dallas reacting to Ebola?

    People in Dallas, Texas, give their reaction to the news that the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the US was admitted to hospital in their city.
  79. VIDEO: HK protesters: Spoiled or passionate?

    Fergal Keane reports from Hong Kong on the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since it took control of the former British colony in 1997.
  80. VIDEO: Can Afghanistan stay free of IS?

    David Loyn has been speaking to the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan who says "there is no credible intelligence of operations by the Islamic State" in the country.
  81. VIDEO: 'Mr Nobody' ups UKIP offer to £1m

    Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks has announced that he will donate £1m to UKIP.
  82. Job hunting the big data way

    How data crunching is dictating our job prospects
  83. Devil worship on the man-eating mountain

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain
  84. The strange world of super-specialist cutlery

    The strange world of super-specialist cutlery
  85. Will our cities be congestion-free?

    Will our cities ever be congestion-free?
  86. Hong Kong protests: Echoes of Tiananmen

    Two pro-democracy protests, 25 years apart, same outcome?
  87. When is a woman not woman enough?

    When is a sportswoman not woman enough?
  88. In pictures: A journey through 19th Century Brazil

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman
  89. Warsaw Uprising: 'There were flames everywhere'

    RAF veterans who risked their lives to help Polish resistance
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