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Uruguay votes for new president

50 min 45 sec ago
Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.

Brazil votes in presidential run-off

59 min 10 sec ago
Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.

Ukraine to vote in snap elections

1 hour 18 min ago
Ukrainian voters will go to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.

Tunisia set for historic election

1 hour 32 min ago
Tunisia is set to hold its first election under a new constitution passed earlier this year following a 2011 uprising.

Person held after Edinburgh incident

2 hours 33 min ago
A person has been detained by police after an incident in central Edinburgh which led to part of the city being cordoned off.

Botswana's ruling party wins polls

2 hours 38 min ago
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.

Inmate planned escape with hostage

3 hours 16 min ago
Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC can reveal.

Inmate planned escape with hostage

3 hours 16 min ago
Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC can reveal.

US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

3 hours 42 min ago
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.

US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

3 hours 42 min ago
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.

VIDEO: Meeting Afghanistan's 'thin blue line'

4 hours 25 min ago
By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan leaving Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban threat.

VIDEO: Meeting Afghanistan's 'thin blue line'

4 hours 25 min ago
By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan leaving Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban threat.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

4 hours 36 min ago
Americans debate skin colour, and other trends of the week

VIDEO: Rooted music aims to plant trees

4 hours 42 min ago
Voice of the campaign to save Madagascar's forests

French World War One bedroom of soldier who never returned

4 hours 46 min ago
French soldier's bedroom untouched for 100 years

Jose Mujica: Rebel turned president

4 hours 50 min ago
A look back at Jose Mujica's time as president

What's the appeal of a caliphate?

5 hours 7 min ago
Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back

What's been lurking in the Baltic Sea?

5 hours 8 min ago
What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?

Most UK profit warnings since 2008

5 hours 9 min ago
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.

IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

5 hours 31 min ago
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.