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Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".
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 executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality saying he made his announcement to help others struggling with their identity.
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.
A journalist at the Sun newspaper paid a government press officer £750 to leak secrets from the 2010 Budget, a court is told.
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 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.
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.
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.
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
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Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Police will exhume remains from a communal grave in north Wales in a bid to solve a missing person case dating back to 1978.
The Royal Navy's casualty ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to help to tackle the Ebola crisis.
A soldier is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his comrade in an attack at their barracks.
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.
BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.
Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.