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Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
Wilko Johnson spent a whole year "calmly accepting the fact that I was going to die", he has told the BBC's Colin Paterson.
Police are responding to three shooting incidents in Ottawa - at a war memorial, inside the nation's parliament and at a shopping centre.
Footballer Ched Evans releases a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.
A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.
The Smith Commission on more powers for the Scottish Parliament has held a "constructive" first meeting, its chairman says.
As part of BBC Ouch's series on disabled students we meet Fran Smith to find out how she is getting on at university having just had major surgery.
BBC News looks at what it takes to treat Ebola patients, in numbers and graphics.
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.
An MP admits being taken in by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic claiming police were abusing him.
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist.
A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.