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  • Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

    BBC News - Home
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    BBC News - News front page
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • VIDEO: Ebola threat to Sierra Leone mothers

    BBC News - World
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
  • Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

    BBC News - Africa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
  • US Ebola nurse defies quarantine

    BBC News - US & Canada
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
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    BBC News - Home

  • Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
  • MPs debating UK drugs policy

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    The House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
  • Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
  • Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality.
 
 
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    BBC News - Africa

  • Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
  • UK can be sued over rendition case

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
  • S Africa move venue to honour Meyiwa

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    South Africa to honour former goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa by playing their Nations Cup qualifier against Sudan in his hometown Durban.
  • Tunisia secularists win elections

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
  • Nigerian president seeks re-election

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
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    BBC News - US & Canada

  • US Ebola nurse defies quarantine

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
  • US posts better-than-expected growth

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
  • Rocket makers probe US explosion

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
  • Giants beat Royals in World Series

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
  • Money in politics: More than a game

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
 
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    BBC News - Asia

  • China denies shutting foreign sites

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
  • Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
  • VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
  • Kerala court upholds alcohol ban

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
  • Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
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    BBC News - Middle East

  • Abbas warning over holy site closure

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
  • Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
  • Tunisia secularists win elections

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
  • UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • IS 'frees kidnapped schoolchildren'

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Islamic State has released 25 schoolchildren, the last of some 150 children it kidnapped earlier in the year, a rights group says.
 
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    BBC News - Asia

  • China denies shutting foreign sites

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
  • Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
  • VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
  • Kerala court upholds alcohol ban

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
  • Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
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    BBC News - UK

  • Health cuts will mean fewer beds

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.
  • Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak.
  • Burgess to be utility player at Bath

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Sam Burgess will be tried in different positions by Bath after making the switch from rugby league to union.
  • Voice analyst for Ivor Bell case

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    A voice analyst has been enlisted in the case of an alleged former IRA commander accused of involvement in the murder of one of the Disappeared.
  • 'Tabloid fear' drives UK drug policy

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    The House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.
 
 
 
 
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    BBC News - Have Your Say

  • Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
  • US faces Ebola quarantine test case

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
  • India's Gujarat braces for cyclone

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.
  • Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
  • Private school graduates 'earn more'

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.
 
 
 
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