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VIDEO: Panorama: Inside Taliban stronghold

October 20, 2014 - 21:24
BBC Panorama has gained unique access inside a Taliban stronghold, little more than an hour's drive from the capital, Kabul.
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VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'

October 20, 2014 - 21:21
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.
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VIDEO: Women break mass skydive record

October 20, 2014 - 21:21
The record for the largest all-female skydive formation has been broken by 117 women in California.
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Real's Bale doubtful for Liverpool

October 20, 2014 - 21:18
Wales international Gareth Bale is facing a race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool.
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Google changes 'to fight piracy'

October 20, 2014 - 21:16
Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.
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Cheryl's husband wins privacy payout

October 20, 2014 - 21:10
The husband of singer and X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini accepts substantial privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article.
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Payment system problem at Bank

October 20, 2014 - 21:01
The Bank of England has stopped the automated system of transfers of large amounts of money between banks owing to a technical problem.
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Sweden widens navy hunt near capital

October 20, 2014 - 20:53
Sweden widens its search in the waters off Stockholm amid suspicions that a Russian submarine might be lurking there.
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'Boko Haram raids' despite truce

October 20, 2014 - 20:47
Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.
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Badger cull pilots come to an end

October 20, 2014 - 20:08
The second year of badger cull pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire officially come to an end.
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Europe 'will fail to protect climate'

October 20, 2014 - 20:05
IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.
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IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit

October 20, 2014 - 19:57
IBM is to pay $1.5bn in cash to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund GlobalFoundries.
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Five jailed for life in India rape

October 20, 2014 - 19:45
A court in India sends five men to jail for life for the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.
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Federal police sent to Mexico towns

October 20, 2014 - 19:42
Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
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Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine

October 20, 2014 - 19:31
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
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VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'

October 20, 2014 - 19:26
An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.
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Anonymising router project shut down

October 20, 2014 - 19:15
A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.
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Head's term-time leave 'appropriate'

October 20, 2014 - 19:14
A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate".
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Royal baby due in April

October 20, 2014 - 19:03
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace says.
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China says no to Dumbledore

October 20, 2014 - 18:59
Chinese state media urges its citizens to think carefully when choosing an English name.
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