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Scottish Labour leader stands down - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".

Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Iran hangs woman despite campaign - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

Man killed in west Belfast shooting - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street.

Cost of driving licence to be cut - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.

New HS2 station proposed for Crewe - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.

Plan to clamp down on nuisance calls - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.

New York axe attack 'terrorist act' - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

Google boss sets new skydive record - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

VIDEO: Dangers of doping in rugby union - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
A year ago, rugby player Sam Chalmers' world collapsed after he admitted using prohibited substances.

VIDEO: Police spy 'was paid to love me' - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man who she did not know was an undercover police officer.

VIDEO: Speed racing on city ring-road - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
Coventry is to become the first UK city for years to stage competitive motor-sport on public roads.

VIDEO: Gorilla gets 'Bake Off' birthday cake - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.

VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.

BBC Sports News

England edge Samoa in thriller - Sat, 25 Oct 2014

West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Manchester City's title ambitions suffer a setback as Diafra Sakho scores to help earn West Ham earn a 2-1 victory.

Ex-PGA boss sorry for Poulter tweet - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Ted Bishop, former president of the PGA of America, apologises after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.

Ulster 13-23 Toulon - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Ulster's hopes of making the European Champions Cup knockout stages are hanging by a thread as Toulon win in Belfast.

Marussia & Caterham 'to miss' US GP - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says both Marussia and Caterham will miss next weekend's US Grand Prix.

Scots' Gilchrist out of autumn Tests - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Scotland lock Grant Gilchrist is out of the autumn Tests having suffered a broken arm in Edinburgh's win over Lyon.

Taarabt row over, says Redknapp - Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Williams to face Halep in WTA final - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
World number one Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in a third set tie-break to reach the WTA final in Singapore.

IRB fights to discourage drug cheats - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Rugby's governing bodies are keen to discourage players tempted to bulk up their bodies by using prohibited substances.

Ashley deal keeps Rangers solvent - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Rangers were close to administration until a loan was agreed with Mike Ashley, according to one senior Ibrox source.

Burgess unsure over Bath union debut - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Sam Burgess admits he is unsure when he will be able to make his rugby union debut for Bath after fracturing his cheekbone.

England win showed guts - McNamara - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Coach Steve McNamara praises England for digging their way out of "some dark places" to beat Samoa in the Four Nations.

Drivers taking liberties - Stewart - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Sir Jackie Stewart says the Jules Bianchi crash is a reminder to Formula 1 drivers that they are not 'bulletproof'.

Moses accepts Hartson apology - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
John Hartson has apologised to Victor Moses for claiming the striker "cheated" to win a penalty against Swansea.

Adelaide wins Australia's Cox Plate - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
English jockey Ryan Moore brings Adelaide from last to first to win the valuable Cox Plate for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Kiwis stun Australia in Four Nations - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
New Zealand shock Australia in the Four Nations with a resounding victory that ended the hosts' 16-match winning run.

McCoy returns from injury at Chepstow - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Champion jockey Tony McCoy returns from 10 days out through injury with two rides at Chepstow on Saturday.

Younus sets Pakistan century record - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.

Royals edge ahead in World Series - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 3-2 in Game Three to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.

VIDEO: Brand hijacks Allardyce interview - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Comedian Russell Brand hijacks Sam Allardyce's post-match interview after West Ham's 2-1 win over Manchester City giving him a big kiss.