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Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:16 GMT
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC. 
'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:10:22 GMT
Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages. 
West 'seeks Russia regime change'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:09:49 GMT
Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says. 
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:33:53 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says. 
Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:18:21 GMT
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants. 
US 'to expand' Afghan combat role  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:28 GMT
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say. 
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:50:01 GMT
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time. 
Thai king's absence sparks concern  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:24:17 GMT
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health. 
Pilgrims flock to 16th-Century saint  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:16:13 GMT
Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, a 16th Century Spanish missionary. 
Bahrain holds disputed election  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:20:19 GMT
Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott. 
Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:13 GMT
The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery. 
Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:35:43 GMT
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Spanish league's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick against Sevilla. 
VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych. 
VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time. 
VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers. 
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Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:14:16 GMT
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