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'Nine million have TB' - WHO report  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:17:01 GMT
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease. 
Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:18:21 GMT
Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League. 
RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:46 GMT
Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht. 
Remembering Ben Bradlee  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:06 GMT
Today presenter James Naughtie remembers his friend, the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee who's died aged 93. 
Tales from the India Office  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:32 GMT
Millions of documents recording Britain's 350-year presence in the sub-continent reveal some exotic stories. 
Somali teenager 'stoned to death'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:13 GMT
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports. 
Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:29 GMT
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain. 
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie. 
Cuba leads way on Ebola effort  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers. 
UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. 
Freed N Korea detainee back in US  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:53:07 GMT
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans. 
NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:20 GMT
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say. 
Police killer Roberts to be freed  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:24:25 GMT
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board. 
'Anti-extremism' school code shelved  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:56:22 GMT
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns. 
'More to do' on disabled hate crimes  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:45:15 GMT
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.