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Seven women's bodies found in US

20 October 2014 - 5:09pm
A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.

UKIP's alliance in Europe rescued

20 October 2014 - 5:01pm
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.

Mystery clown 'disturbing' children

20 October 2014 - 4:54pm
A mystery clown is scaring children in Portsmouth by lurking silently in streets and shops and stroking people.

Reggae singer John Holt dies at 69

20 October 2014 - 4:44pm
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 69.

DJ Mike Read defends UKIP Calypso

20 October 2014 - 4:43pm
Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.

AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

20 October 2014 - 4:43pm
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession

VIDEO: Gandalf offers pupils exam advice

20 October 2014 - 4:34pm
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.

Twin guilty of murdering brother

20 October 2014 - 4:31pm
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.

BBC Radio 1 broke swearing rules

20 October 2014 - 4:28pm
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.

Navratilova slams ITF over Williams

20 October 2014 - 3:58pm
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.

Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

20 October 2014 - 3:58pm
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

20 October 2014 - 3:51pm
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Celtic goalkeeper attacked in street

20 October 2014 - 3:39pm
Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska is assaulted in the street while on a night out in Glasgow.

What laws currently cover trolling?

20 October 2014 - 3:30pm
What social media insults are against the law?

VIDEO: Didcot fire wreckage from the air

20 October 2014 - 3:29pm
A serious fire at Didcot power station destroyed three cooling towers. Jon Kay reports from a helicopter above the scene in Oxfordshire.

VIDEO: Fans in Pitt frenzy at Fury Premiere

20 October 2014 - 3:19pm
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury. Thousands of fans flocked to Leicester square to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood hero

Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

20 October 2014 - 3:15pm
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.

Day in pictures: 20 October

20 October 2014 - 3:03pm
24 hours of news images: 20 October

VIDEO: Fighting around Kobane continues

20 October 2014 - 3:03pm
There have been some skirmishes around the Syrian town of Kobane between Islamic State and Kurdish forces.

VIDEO: Aberdeen up for 'most dismal town'

20 October 2014 - 2:38pm
Aberdeen is among the nominees for the Carbuncle award, given to the "most dismal town in Scotland".