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BBC News - World

Chelsea 6-0 NK Maribor

Didier Drogba scores his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they beat Maribor 6-0 - their biggest Champions League win.

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

Infant bodies found in Canada locker

The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

Ebola, race and fear

Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?

Storm leaves one dead and four hurt

A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and gusts of up to 88mph swept the country.

VIDEO: Swedish search for 'foreign sub' in bay

Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Man City

Manchester City surrender a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow, leaving their Champions League hopes in the balance.

Canada seized car killer's passport

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism

Has Australia’s flag been co-opted by racists?

North Korea frees detained US man

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.

Farage defends Polish MEP alliance

UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.

'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

LGBT Jamaicans 'targets of violence'

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jamaicans face "intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police" for protection, Human Rights Watch says.

ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks

The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media.

US marine missing at murder hearing

A US marine has failed to appear in a Philippines court after being accused of murdering a transgender Filipino.

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.

Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks

A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder.

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me

Son saves father from despair of family loss

Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'

Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.

Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists

An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.

VIDEO: 'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.

Timberlake settles Heat legal action

Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage.

Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Who are the Kurds?

Race, culture and language in common - but who are the Kurds?

Police hunt links to Indiana killings

Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.

HK in first talks with students

Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.

Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud

Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.

McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'

Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.

VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'

Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".

Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.

India suspend tours to West Indies

India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Somalia orders UK passport seizure

A court in Somalia orders the seizure of a local radio station owner's UK passport after he is accused of threatening national security.

Audi claims self-drive speed record

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Lufthansa strike declared legal

German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.

Day in pictures: 21 October

A selection of news photos from around the world

Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS

Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.

VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death

Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Banksy's Pierced Eardrum vandalised

A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol is vandalised less than 24 hours after the work appeared.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.

Rewards for Mexico missing students

The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.

Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.

Australian teen surfaces in IS video

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.

Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures

The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta

Protests against controversial opera

Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.

VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone

Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

VIDEO: 'Nazis' who left US still got benefits

The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the US.

China growth slows to five-year low

China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

To walk again - the people behind the story

The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.

Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.

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