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UK ends Afghan combat operations  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:41:49 GMT
The UK and US hand over two major bases to Afghan control in the south of the country. 
Ukraine votes in snap elections  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:30:40 GMT
Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east. 
US envoy condemns Ebola response  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:24:12 GMT
The US envoy to the UN begins a visit to Ebola-hit West Africa, criticising nations who offered support but "failed to take responsibility". 
Brazil votes in presidential run-off  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:14:37 GMT
Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades. 
Botswana's ruling party wins polls  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:34:57 GMT
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats. 
IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:42:26 GMT
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes. 
Tunisia votes in historic election  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:13:53 GMT
Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011. 
Clashes hit historic Lebanese market  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:40:56 GMT
At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says. 
HK protesters abandon vote plan  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:58:06 GMT
Hong Kong protesters scrap a ballot on whether to accept government proposals and end their occupation, hours before it was due to start. 
Uruguay votes for new president  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:23:02 GMT
Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term. 
Chile marches against education bill  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:15:33 GMT
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools. 
Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:22:55 GMT
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms. 
VIDEO: WWI soldier's bedroom frozen in time  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:27:20 GMT
The bedroom of a First World War soldier, killed on the battlefield almost a century ago, has been kept virtually untouched by successive owners of the house up to the present day. 
VIDEO: Russia turns back clocks for good  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:48:49 GMT
Russia prepares to turn back the clocks, moving the country on to "permanent winter time" - a move which has divided opinion 
VIDEO: Georgian delights in Royal costume store  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:44:24 GMT
A look at some of the Georgian pieces in the Royal Family's costume store.