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Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:34
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:24
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:24
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality saying he made his announcement to help others struggling with their identity.

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:20
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

Sun worker 'paid for budget details'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:17
A journalist at the Sun newspaper paid a government press officer £750 to leak secrets from the 2010 Budget, a court is told.

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:58
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

MP Murphy wants Scottish FM role

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:57
MP Jim Murphy tells the BBC he not only wants to be Scottish Labour leader but has set his sights on becoming first minister of Scotland.

Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:53
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:49
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:45
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

UK can be sued over rendition case

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:28
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Day in pictures: 30 October

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:25
24 hours of news images: 30 October

Bianchi remains critical but stable

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:18
Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Police to exhume cemetery remains

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:09
Police will exhume remains from a communal grave in north Wales in a bid to solve a missing person case dating back to 1978.

VIDEO: RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:07
The Royal Navy's casualty ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to help to tackle the Ebola crisis.

Soldier gets life for comrade murder

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:05
A soldier is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his comrade in an attack at their barracks.

US posts better-than-expected growth

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:27
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:24
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.

VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:17
BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.

Health cuts will mean fewer beds

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:17
Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.