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EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT 
    The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.


Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:39 GMT 
    The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.


Cancer-killing cells made in the lab 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT 
    Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.


Suarez happy with 'bittersweet' debut 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:57:28 GMT 
    Luis Suarez says it was a "relief" to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.


Pellegrini remains calm after defeat 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:39:02 GMT 
    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.


The hardship posting to end all hardship postings 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT 
    The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.


Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT 
    Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'?


US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine 
  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:31:24 GMT 
    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.


Protesters scuffle at N Korea border 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:04:27 GMT 
    Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.


Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT 
    The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.


Life terms for Argentina jail crimes 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT 
    An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.


Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT 
    Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.


Giants draw level in World Series 
  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:36:40 GMT 
    San Francisco Giants beat Kansas City Royals 11-4 in Game Four to level the best-of-seven World Series at 2-2.


Inmate planned kidnap and escape 
  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:57:41 GMT 
    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 has learned.


'Record number' of low-paid Britons 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:00:43 GMT 
    A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
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