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Journey through the Ebola heartland

26 min 38 sec ago
On a journey charting the impact of the disease

Philippines remembers 2009 massacre

November 23, 2014 - 12:19am
The Philippines marks the fifth anniversary of its worst political massacre, as Amnesty warns the trials risk becoming "a mockery of justice".

Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms

November 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Doubts grow that Monday's deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme will be met at talks in Vienna, as negotiators admit "big gaps" remain.

The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

November 22, 2014 - 10:44pm
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

Tunisia in landmark presidency poll

November 22, 2014 - 9:45pm
Tunisia is set to hold its first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolution that triggered uprisings across the region.

Flood warnings for US snowmelt

November 22, 2014 - 9:44pm
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.

May 'bruised' over EU arrest warrant

November 22, 2014 - 8:46pm
Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she was left "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

November 22, 2014 - 7:18pm
Trends of the week in 60 seconds

The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas

November 22, 2014 - 7:15pm
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas

Mental health nursing cuts warning

November 22, 2014 - 7:08pm
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.

Call to sanction failing universities

November 22, 2014 - 7:07pm
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.

Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice

November 22, 2014 - 7:04pm
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades

The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio

November 22, 2014 - 7:03pm
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio

Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson

November 22, 2014 - 6:09pm
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.

VIDEO: Sold and beaten: India's slave brides

November 22, 2014 - 6:05pm
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.

Quigg and McDonnell retain titles

November 22, 2014 - 6:01pm
Britain's Scott Quigg defends his WBA world super-bantamweight title with a unanimous points win over Japan's Hidenori Otake.

Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

November 22, 2014 - 5:50pm
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.

Hamilton eyes 'biggest day of life'

November 22, 2014 - 5:36pm
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'

November 22, 2014 - 5:14pm
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

November 22, 2014 - 4:35pm
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla.