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Canada 'will never be intimidated' 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:47 GMT 
    Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.


Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane' 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:08:21 GMT 
    Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.


Boko Haram 'abducts more women' 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:03:09 GMT 
    Dozens of women and girls are abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants, despite an alleged truce, residents say.


US-led Syria strikes 'kill 553' 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:01:23 GMT 
    US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.


Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:31:16 GMT 
    Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.


Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:14:37 GMT 
    Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.


White House fence jumper arrested 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:07:04 GMT 
    A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the president's residence in Washington.


Military heads admit Afghan mistakes 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:40:51 GMT 
    Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.


Japan minister in sex bar funds row 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:51:04 GMT 
    Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.


Air chiefs quit over Total boss death 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:32:18 GMT 
    The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.


EU eyes new green energy targets 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:21:40 GMT 
    An EU summit gets under way shortly in Brussels seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.


India's Modi visits Siachen glacier 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:04:04 GMT 
    Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.


VIDEO: 'Britain will support IS strategy' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:04:46 GMT 
    The US envoy tasked by President Obama with leading the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria tells BBC Newsnight says Britain will "support us".


VIDEO: Louisiana's vanishing voodoo culture 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:55:59 GMT 
    The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.


VIDEO: Ukraine elections: 'We've had enough of looking east' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:43:28 GMT 
    Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.
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