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Real Madrid take the El Clasico honours as they beat arch rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 6:28 pm
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 6:04 pm
Championship side Leeds United part company with head coach Darko Milanic after just 32 days in charge.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 6:03 pm
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:40 pm
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:36 pm
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.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:19 pm
Liverpool fail to break down a resolute Hull City side as Reds striker Mario Balotelli suffers another frustrating day.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:10 pm
A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:19 pm
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:19 pm
Liam Gallagher tweets that his band Beady Eye are no more.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:09 pm
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.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:05 pm
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:04 pm
Successive UK governments are responsible for the "deliberate" and "chronic underfunding" of Welsh public services, says former Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 3:32 pm
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 3:22 pm
Andy Murray reaches the Valencia final and takes a huge step towards qualifying for the ATP Finals with victory over David Ferrer.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 3:22 pm
The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 3:03 pm
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 3:00 pm
An amber weather warning is issued for the west Highlands and the Western Isles for Sunday and Monday.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:30 pm
The move to bring basic pilot training for the RAF and Royal Navy to Anglesey is warmly welcomed by island economic development portfolio holder.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:21 pm
Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who has breached the conditions of her release from prison.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:21 pm
Former Olympic 800m silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is killed in a road traffic accident in his native South Africa.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:06 pm
A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:04 pm
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:52 pm
Lebanese army forces and Sunni Islamist militants, thought to be linked to Islamic State, have been involved in intense fighting in the country's second city, Tripoli.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:48 pm
The former England rugby player Mike Tindall agrees a settlement with Express Newspapers over the reporting of a story about his marriage to Zara Phillips.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:42 pm
A picture of stampeding antelopes captured on the plains of South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve wins the overall best European Wildlife photograph.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:34 pm
Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:27 pm
A year ago, rugby player Sam Chalmers' world collapsed after he admitted using prohibited substances.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:00 pm
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 12:03 pm
The case of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has been unfairly politicised, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 11:48 am
One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 11:40 am
A 49-year-old woman dies after her crash collided with another car on the A862 Dingwall to Ardullie road in the Highlands.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 11:13 am
Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 11:07 am
A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 10:55 am
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:50 am
One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:42 am
A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:33 am
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:31 am
Josh Spero, author of Second Hand Stories and editor of Spear's Magazine, and the author Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of the Times mull the question of high tech and old books.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:07 am
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:06 am
The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:56 am
Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump by leaping from 135,890 feet (41,419 metres) beating Felix Baumgartner's record.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 6:36 am
Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:40 am
Saturday's newspapers focus mainly on the row over the European Union's demand for an additional £1.7bn from the UK. There is also the tale of the woman who is allergic to Simon Cowell.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:08 am
A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:38 am
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 4:10 am
People in the Greek capital, Athens, are clearing up after flash floods caused major disruption in parts of the city.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 3:42 am
Unravelling the flocking habits of starlings
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:20 am
Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:07 am
England's lost football grounds - part II
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:57 am
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.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:56 am
Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:02 am
A British man has been confirmed dead in a US air strike on jihadist targets in Syria.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 12:30 am
Russian former chess master turned politician, Garry Kasparov, says Russia's President Putin is a bigger threat than so-called Islamic State.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 12:29 am
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:27 pm
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:21 pm
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:13 pm
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:13 pm
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:13 pm
The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:05 pm
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:04 pm
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:03 pm
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 10:35 pm
How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on
Posted: October 24, 2014, 9:26 pm
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:41 pm
Walk on the Wild Side's bass line cost £17, and more nuggets
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:17 pm
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:00 pm
Coventry is to become the first UK city for years to stage competitive motor-sport on public roads.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 4:42 pm
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 4:29 pm
The week's big numbers visualised
Posted: October 24, 2014, 4:29 pm
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 3:09 pm
Tottenham attacker Erik Lamela scored a spectacular goal from outside the area by using a "trick shot". What drives professional sports people to attempt high-risk moves?
Posted: October 24, 2014, 1:40 pm
Why is the UK being asked for more money?
Posted: October 24, 2014, 1:12 pm
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 1:05 pm
CCTV footage showing the moment a man started a fire at a petrol station has been released by police.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:56 pm
The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:37 pm
The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man who she did not know was an undercover police officer.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 11:58 am
A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 10:43 am
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:18 am
Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 12:38 am
24 hours of news images: 23 October
Posted: October 23, 2014, 4:36 pm
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
Posted: October 23, 2014, 11:11 am
An online exhibition of cats
Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:05 am
Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:34 am
Images from outside the Canadian parliament
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:03 pm
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:27 pm
24 hours of news images: 21 October
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:38 am
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:56 pm
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 8:05 pm
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
Posted: October 20, 2014, 5:36 am
The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova
Posted: October 16, 2014, 2:22 pm
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