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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:24:11 GMT
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California. 
Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:20 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants. 
Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:23:48 GMT
A judge in the US has ruled in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa. 
Burkina Faso's president resigns  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:14:06 GMT
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state. 
Uruguay registers cannabis growers  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:45:54 GMT
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug. 
Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:43 GMT
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls. 
US shares close at record levels  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:55:04 GMT
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures. 
Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:13:16 GMT
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa during an alleged robbery. 
Mexico orders release of US marine  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:17:02 GMT
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months. 
China makes 'biggest cash haul'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:53:19 GMT
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date. 
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist. 
Hungary scraps controversial web tax  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it. 
VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:16 GMT
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention. 
VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it. 
VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights, including a flying car and electric rollerskates.