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More St Louis protests over shooting

October 10, 2014 - 10:03am
Police in riot gear pepper spray angry protesters on the streets of St Louis in a second night of unrest after the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

Gatlin deserves 'redemption' chance

October 10, 2014 - 9:55am
Travis Tygart, who led the investigation into Lance Armstrong's doping, says sprinter Justin Gatlin has a right to "redemption".

How is Ebola being treated?

October 10, 2014 - 9:25am
Guide to treatment centres tackling the outbreak

VIDEO: Flash floods sweep through Genoa

October 10, 2014 - 9:10am
At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa

VIDEO: Smog engulfs parts of northern China

October 10, 2014 - 9:04am
Parts of northern China have suffered the worst bout of smog since July, pushing pollution well past healthy levels and reducing visibility. Martin Patience reports from Beijing.

Hamilton sets searing pace in Russia

October 10, 2014 - 8:55am
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in the second practice session at the Russian Grand Prix, with team-mate Nico Rosberg fourth.

Jolie receives honorary damehood

October 10, 2014 - 8:53am
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

UK trade deficit narrows in August

October 10, 2014 - 8:36am
The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.

Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe

October 10, 2014 - 8:19am
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".

UKIP win gives party first elected MP

October 10, 2014 - 7:58am
UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.

Baby death dog was illegal pit bull

October 10, 2014 - 7:51am
The dog that killed a six-month-old baby girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.

Day in pictures: 10 October

October 10, 2014 - 7:27am
A selection of news photos from around the world

Koreas 'exchange land border fire'

October 10, 2014 - 6:50am
North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.

Inquest opens into Alice Gross death

October 10, 2014 - 6:40am
The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.

Famous Greek riot dog dies

October 10, 2014 - 6:34am
A ginger mongrel called Loukanikos (Sausage), which became a Greek folk hero during anti-austerity riots in 2011, dies aged 10.

Clooney surprises New York Comic-Con

October 10, 2014 - 6:19am
Hollywood newly-wed George Clooney surprises fans at a New York comic book convention by turning up to promote his upcoming Disney fantasy film.

US comedian Jan Hooks dies aged 57

October 10, 2014 - 6:07am
Jan Hooks, the US comedy actress who impersonated Hilary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor on Saturday Night Live, dies aged 57.

AUDIO: Ebola crisis 'scale not anticipated'

October 10, 2014 - 5:11am
The World Health Organization says it did not anticipate how big the Ebola crisis in Africa and beyond, was going to become.

Minister backs Ebola screening plan

October 10, 2014 - 5:00am
Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.

Parents face online homework dilemma

October 10, 2014 - 5:00am
Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.