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Space project will go on - Branson - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.

Police cautions 'to be scrapped' - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

Funeral of murdered SA footballer - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

UK travellers warned of terror threat - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

Abuse inquiry 'must start soon' - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
The government is urged to get an inquiry into historical child sex abuse moving quickly after Fiona Woolf stood down as its chairwoman.

Power struggle in Burkina Faso - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Labour 'to replace Lords with senate' - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS' - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.

Firefighters on strike over pensions - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware' - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

VIDEO: Taking a virtual dive into the deep - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
A Bangor University lecturer is developing Virtual Reality software for the electronics giant Samsung.

VIDEO: Obamas welcome trick-or-treaters - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcome some special guests to the White House for a trick-or-treat Halloween celebration.

VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.

VIDEO: Contactless payment 'security flaw' - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Researchers claim they have found a security flaw with Visa contactless payment cards.

VIDEO: Global light show coming to Glasgow - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
A light show featuring hundreds of runners, which began in Edinburgh and has been seen around the world, is set for Glasgow.

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.

VIDEO: 'I blogged my way to mental health' - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
People with mental health illnesses are being asked to blog about their condition to help themselves and others.

VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.

Questions remain over Afghanistan - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
No clear verdict can be made about the military campaign in Afghanistan, says Nick Childs.

BBC Sports News

Bigger teams have agenda - Fernley - Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley - Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Meulensteen criticises Rodgers - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' "biggest failure" is not investing in backroom staff, says ex-Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen.

Hamilton top in second US practice - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.

Djokovic ends Murray's winning run - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

Newcastle United v Liverpool - Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Liverpool.

European strikers are soft - Wenger - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the decline of street football means Europe struggles to produce players like Alexis Sanchez.

England can beat Aussies - Robinson - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
England can beat Australia for the first time in 19 years in the Four Nations on Sunday, says ex-winger Jason Robinson.

Saturday's gossip column - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Napoli keen on Mario Balotelli, Liverpool set for Steven Gerrard contract talks, plus more.

Pregnant jockey in Breeders' Cup win - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Jockey Rosie Napravnik announces her retirement after winning Friday's feature race while seven weeks pregnant.

Rooney fit but Falcao out for derby - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains sidelined.

Courtois eyes league and Euro double - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

New Zealand survive Samoa scare - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
A Shaun Kenny-Dowall try five minutes from full-time seals a 14-12 New Zealand win over Samoa in the Four Nations.

Ospreys 26-11 Connacht - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Leaders Ospreys maintain their 100% start to the Pro12 season with a 26-11 win over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium.

Funeral of murdered SA footballer - Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Tens of thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Burgess will succeed - Lancaster - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess's "mental toughness" can lead him to success in rugby union.

Pardew has 'Ikea' management methods - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Newcastle's Alan Pardew compares his management to assembling Ikea furniture, saying: "You've got to do all the little bits."

St Johnstone 2-1 Motherwell - Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Leinster 33-8 Edinburgh - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Leinster secure a bonus-point Pro12 win over Edinburgh as the Scottish club's injury crisis worsens.

Williams team principal in hospital - Fri, 31 Oct 2014
Williams team principal Sir Frank Williams is in hospital for treatment on a pressure sore on his back.