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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Saturday, October 25 2014 01:00 AM

GlobalNews: 24 Oct 14 PM Action promised on Ebola vaccines

Friday, October 24 2014 04:22 PM

Why Pakistan's polio problem is worsening / Life in a city under IS rule / Military entering Ukrainian politics / Is yodelling part of global cultural heritage ?...

GlobalNews: 24 Oct 14 AM Canadian gunman 'acted alone'

Friday, October 24 2014 12:50 AM

Ebola spreads to Mali / Soros warns EU over Russia / Human impact on Earth's oceans / English dictionary expands...

GlobalNews: 23 Oct 14 PM Canada recovers from Ottawa shooting

Thursday, October 23 2014 03:06 PM

More abductions by Boko Haram / Ethiopia - 30 years after "Biblical" famine / Woman who earns a living performing FGM / The 7 year old skater-girl of Kabul...

GlobalNews: 23 Oct 14 AM Ottawa shut down after shootings

Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:21 PM

Education in Sierra Leone aiming to combat ebola / Eyewitness account from Kobani / What attracts young Western women to Islamist radicalism in Syria ?...

GlobalNews: 22 Oct 14 PM How UN is responding to Ebola

Wednesday, October 22 2014 03:37 PM

Will internet make African newspapers obsolete ? / Remembering legendary editor Ben Bradlee / US city tries "feel-good" street-signs...

GlobalNews: 22 Oct 14 AM Rioting in Sierra Leone over Ebola case

Tuesday, October 21 2014 09:39 PM

Canadian soldier was attacked by "Muslim convert" / Cricket dispute between India and W. Indies / Religious harmony in one Syrian city...

GlobalNews: 21 Oct 14 PM Pistorius jailed for 5 years

Tuesday, October 21 2014 03:40 PM

Life as a fire-fighter in Baghdad / White Americans' racial attitudes under scrutiny / Could mobiles capture Africa's TV market ?...

GlobalNews: 21 Oct 14 AM Paralysed man walks again

Monday, October 20 2014 10:52 PM

Oscar Pistorius' brother & sister speak / Is a Russian sub in Swedish waters ? / Cuba sends help to fight Ebola....

GlobalNews: 20 Oct 14 PM A surprising decision by Turkey

Monday, October 20 2014 04:00 PM

China anti-corruption campaign drives officials to suicide / Nigerian doctor's heroism / US ex-soldier helping Kurds fight IS / Changing sound of African radio...

GlobalNews: 20 Oct 14 AM Spanish nurse: Ebola test negative

Sunday, October 19 2014 09:25 PM

Outgoing EC president warns UK about leaving EU / When the earth met "Sliding Spring" / How video gaming draws big money...

GlobalNews: 19 Oct 14 SUN Nepal Rescue Mission ends

Sunday, October 19 2014 01:49 PM

Stormy session of Vatican Synod / Beijing marathon runners battle pollution / Operatic treasure trove....

GlobalNews: 18 Oct 14 SAT Hong Kong Talks

Saturday, October 18 2014 02:00 PM

HK government to meet protestors / Changing the Catholic church / Buying the name `ebola'....

GlobalNews: 17 Oct 14 PM International talks on Ukraine

Friday, October 17 2014 03:58 PM

Survivors describe lethal Nepal snowstorms / Why Liberian official put herself in quarantine / New claims about Hitler's mental condition / Jazz and politics in New Orleans...

GlobalNews: 17 Oct 14 AM US reservists to tackle ebola

Thursday, October 16 2014 11:33 PM

Islamic State "nearly driven out of Kobane" / Should we talk to terrorists? / Brazil police arrest alleged mass murderer / Sexist abuse in gaming industry...

GlobalNews: 16 Oct 14 PM Life as an Ebola orphan

Thursday, October 16 2014 03:46 PM

Search for Nepal avalanche victims / Bitter divisions among Turkish Kurds / How Philippines tribespeople became US fairground attraction / A child who sings the blues in Mississippi...

GlobalNews: 16 Oct 14 AM The US response to Ebola

Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:44 PM

How difficult is it to work in a bio-hazard suit? / Turbulence on global share markets / Are we becoming addicted to technology?...

GlobalNews: 15 Oct 14 PM 2nd Texas nurse has Ebola

Wednesday, October 15 2014 03:25 PM

Did Hong Kong police brutally assault demonstrator ? / BBC reporter visits Libya's exiled parliament / Why Arkansas voters feel "Washington doesn't work"...

GlobalNews: 15 Oct 14 AM Ebola infections continue

Tuesday, October 14 2014 11:54 PM

Anti-IS coalition meet in Washington / UN: Ebola infections could reach 10,000 per week / The real life Goldilocks...

GlobalNews: 14 Oct 14 PM Ebola victim dies in Germany

Tuesday, October 14 2014 03:56 PM

Nigerian kidnap victims' families demand action / Talks in Washington on tackling IS / Aid effort averts famine in South Sudan / Why abortion preoccupies Tennessee voters...

GlobalNews: 14 Oct 14 AM Vatican stance on gays

Monday, October 13 2014 11:36 PM

UK MPs back Palestinian state / Nobel Economics prizewinner / Chess in Las Vegas / North Korea leader re-appears...

GlobalNews: 13 Oct 14 PM Pistorius awaits sentence

Monday, October 13 2014 03:59 PM

Liberian health workers to strike despite ebola crisis / Remembering Kenyan intellectual Ali Mazrui / What is English Language Day ?...

GlobalNews: 13 Oct 14 AM New US Ebola case 'official'

Sunday, October 12 2014 11:59 PM

First US Ebola infection confirmed / Donors pledge $5.4bn to Gaza / Historic Sri Lanka railway re-opens...

GlobalNews: 12 Oct 14 SUN Positive Ebola test at US hospital

Sunday, October 12 2014 01:32 PM

US pledges $212m in aid to Gaza / Cyclone Hudhud pounds eastern India / Bryan Adams 'humbled' by wounded soldiers....

GlobalNews: 11 Oct 14 SAT IS battles to encircle Syrian Kurds

Saturday, October 11 2014 03:12 PM

Boko Haram frees hostages in Cameroon / New York's JFK airport starts Ebola checks....

GlobalNews: 10 Oct 14 PM Joint winners of Nobel Peace prize

Friday, October 10 2014 03:58 PM

Liberian doctor describes ebola impact / Fighting radicalisation with a cartoon / What's the future of news ? / Why Google hired a camel...

GlobalNews: 10 Oct 14 AM Ebola crisis worsens

Thursday, October 09 2014 11:02 PM

3 West African leaders make desperate Ebola plea / IS retreat in Kobane / Mexico mass graves mystery / Pink Floyd to issue final album...

GlobalNews: 09 Oct 14 PM Turkey won't send troops to Kobane

Thursday, October 09 2014 04:14 PM

Suicide-bomb kills 40 in Yemen / Who won 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature ? / Why charity created fake blog by "child bride" / Will egg-throwing teach creativity in China ?...

GlobalNews: 09 Oct 14 AM Ebola: a global emergency

Wednesday, October 08 2014 11:38 PM

A Turkish novelist's view of Kobane / Zak Ibrahim on being a terrorist's son / Are chimpanzees our closest cousins ?...

GlobalNews: 08 Oct 14 PM Uhuru Kenyatta goes on trial

Wednesday, October 08 2014 03:44 PM

Who are the Kurdish groups battling IS ? / Why young Kosovans are heading to Syria / A "blood moon" appears in the sky / Can Lagos turn waste into energy ?...

GlobalNews: 08 Oct 14 AM Kobane fighting continues

Wednesday, October 08 2014 12:02 AM

Fight for Kobane contines / Spain on the spot over Ebola / 'Sexting' becomes normal...

GlobalNews: 07 Oct 14 PM Will Turkey intervene at Kobane ?

Tuesday, October 07 2014 03:43 PM

Is the West doing enough about Ebola ? / Scientists investigate "life after death" / Vladimir Putin as Hercules / Ai Wei Wei's remarkable new exhibition...

GlobalNews: 07 Oct 14 AM Ebola infection in Spain

Tuesday, October 07 2014 12:05 AM

Street fighting in Kobane / Uhuru Kenyatta willing to appear before International Criminal Court / US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage...

GlobalNews: 06 Oct 14 PM Have IS forces entered Kobane ?

Monday, October 06 2014 03:39 PM

Shrien Dewani goes on trial / Letter from an IS hostage / Life in a whites-only town in S. Africa / Does modern life bring out our worst instincts ?...

GlobalNews: 06 Oct 14 AM Will Catholic Synod deliver real reform?

Monday, October 06 2014 12:44 AM

Brazilians choose next president / Is time up for Hong Kong protestors? / Restoring Russian national pride / Could internet-conrolled appliances kill you?...

GlobalNews: 05 Oct 14 SUN The Battle for Kobane

Sunday, October 05 2014 03:13 PM

Intense fighting near Kobane / Al Shabaab setback / Led Zeppelin memories....

GlobalNews: 04 Oct 14 SAT Outrage at beheading video

Saturday, October 04 2014 02:26 PM

Are airstrikes to blame for the beheading of a British man?/ Have Hong Kong's protestors been given an ultimatum?/ The womb transplant doctor talks to us....

GlobalNews: 03 Oct 14 PM Hong Kong Scuffles

Friday, October 03 2014 02:17 PM

HK negotiations at risk / Australia authorises attacks on IS / Why Catholics are meeting to discuss family life / What are RoboLaws ?...

GlobalNews: 03 Oct 14 AM Hong Kong offers talks to protestors

Thursday, October 02 2014 11:10 PM

Turkey MPS vote to join war on IS / US partially lifts Vietnam arms ban / Millions join the 'Clean India' plan....

GlobalNews: 02 Oct 14 PM: Ebola Conference

Thursday, October 02 2014 01:20 PM

London hosts ebola meeting / Hong Kong tensions grow / Who's the Daddy?...

GlobalNews: 02 Oct 14 AM Head of US Secret Service resigns

Wednesday, October 01 2014 11:34 PM

China says Hong Kong protests are 'internal affair' / Texas children 'monitored for Ebola' / Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'...

GlobalNews: 01 Oct 14 PM Protests in Hong Kong on major holiday

Wednesday, October 01 2014 04:04 PM

How effective are airstrikes on IS ? / Bill Gates on anti-Ebola campaign / A new outlet for ever-versatile Tim Minchin...

GlobalNews: 01 Oct 14 AM First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Tuesday, September 30 2014 11:43 PM

Hong Kong set for holiday protests / Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border / White House security plan 'failed'....

GlobalNews: 30 Sep 14 PM New deal on Afghan security

Tuesday, September 30 2014 03:52 PM

Hong Kong protestors remain on streets / On the front line with Baghdad's defenders / Drop in numbers of wild animals worldwide / Could sewers be crucial in tackling terror ?...

GlobalNews: 30 Sep 14 AM Hong Kong crowds still strong

Monday, September 29 2014 11:37 PM

Kurds teargassed at Turkey-Syria border / Luke Magnotta on trial / Rise in deaths among migrants crossing Mediterranean...

GlobalNews: 29 Sep 14 PM Hong Kong protests continue

Monday, September 29 2014 04:01 PM

Afghanistan's new president is inaugurated / Why some UK Muslims are radicalised / Getting children to like classical music...

GlobalNews: 29 Sep 14 AM IS put pressure on Baghdad

Monday, September 29 2014 12:10 AM

Has US underestimated IS ? / Rapturous welcome for Modi in New York / The rise of Grace Mugabe...

GlobalNews: 28 Sep 14 PM Tear gas at HK protest

Sunday, September 28 2014 03:07 PM

Japan volcano survivors ordeal / Kimetto, is this one of the greatest stories in sport? / Gay pride in Serbia...

GlobalNews: 27 Sep 14 PM US intensifies airstrikes on IS

Saturday, September 27 2014 01:09 PM

Prominent Indian politician jailed / Catalans to vote on independence / Is US college football in crisis ? / Italy prepares for George Clooney wedding...

GlobalNews: 26 Sep 14 PM British MPs debate military action in Iraq

Friday, September 26 2014 03:21 PM

Turkish anxiety over influx of Syrian Kurds / Indian widows protest at abandonment by their families / Sarkozy attempts political comeback / Are birds really dinosaurs ?...

GlobalNews: 26 Sept 14 AM US jets target IS oil refineries

Thursday, September 25 2014 11:39 PM

'Shellshock' computer bug / Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone / How Beatles lyrics were created / Federer salutes "creative" Indian fans...

GlobalNews: 25 Sep 14 PM Muslim scholars denounce IS

Thursday, September 25 2014 03:44 PM

US and French airstrikes against IS / Harsh life for albinos in Kenya / Backlash in Arizona over child migrants / Should employees take as much holiday as they want ?...