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Police to exhume cemetery remains

Thu, 2014-10-30 15:09
Police will exhume remains from a communal grave in north Wales in a bid to solve a missing person case dating back to 1978.

VIDEO: RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone

Thu, 2014-10-30 15:07
The Royal Navy's casualty ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to help to tackle the Ebola crisis.

US posts better-than-expected growth

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:27
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:24
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.

VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:17
BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.

Royal Mint offers cheaper gold coins

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:17
Want to invest in gold, but think you cannot afford it? The Royal Mint has announced that a series of new, smaller, gold coins is now on sale.

Africans reject Jamie's Jollof recipe

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:03
Africans unimpressed with TV chef's take on a classic

VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:01
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Joined-up care: The elephant in the room

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:53
Are plans to link health and social care as good as they sound?

Polanski freed after US arrest bid

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:40
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

IPCC debates 'most important' report

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:34
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:22
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.

VIDEO: You behind the pillar, you're on camera!

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:11
Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own.

Caption Challenge: Crane-osaurus

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:07
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Fire death boys 'murdered by father'

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:05
A woman whose two sons died after a house fire in South Yorkshire blames her estranged her husband for murdering them.

Cancer survival rates 'improving'

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:59
Most people diagnosed with cancer in recent years are surviving for longer, according to the latest statistics.

What is the parliamentary dress code?

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:59
MP Harriet Harman has worn a t-shirt with a feminist slogan to Prime Ministers questions. But what is the parliamentary dress code?

UK migrant rescue stance criticised

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:52
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".

German motorway shooter sentenced

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:39
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.

'Drunk' pilot arrested before flight

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:29
A pilot for Flybe was removed from a plane and arrested on suspicion of being over the drink drive limit just before he was due to fly.