Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.

Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.

PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.

US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.

Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.

First transplant of 'dead' heart

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.

The Queen sends her first tweet

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Yellow powder sparks security alerts

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.

Sweden calls off search for sub

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.

NY axe attack: Islamist link probed

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

Camel abuse sparks outcry in China

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Pictures showing mutilated camels being used by beggars have angered many online.

Toilets and free speech in Texas

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

A legal battle about who can use men and women's toilets has led to a surge of social media support for five pastors in Houston.

Ukraine voters to pass verdict on pro-Europe politics

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Polls indicate that Sunday's parliamentary elections could be a big win for President Petro Poroshenko and his West-first orientation.

VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote

Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.

VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.

VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.

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Posted on Friday October 24, 2014

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VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan

Posted on Thursday October 23, 2014

The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.