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Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:07pm
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:05pm
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:02pm
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.

The metal detectors saving marriages

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:59pm
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

Labour pledge to boost English buses

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:59pm
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:52pm
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:47pm
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

Man charged with Gibson murder

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:39pm
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:29pm
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:10pm
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:43pm
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Mass graves found in western Iraq

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:19pm
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:25pm
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

Long-serving Boston mayor dies

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:30pm
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:09pm
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".

VIDEO: On the buses with Prince Harry

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:01pm
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:59pm
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:18pm
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:52pm
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban

BBC - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:34pm
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".