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Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:24:17 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 08:14:23 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.


Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:58 GMT 
    Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.


Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:41 GMT 
    President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.


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.


DNA yields secrets of human pioneer 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT 
    DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.


Rwanda MPs condemn BBC over genocide 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:15:38 GMT 
    Rwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.


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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