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VIDEO: Man falls 60 feet into Alps crevasse

20 October 2014 - 6:40pm
Matt Allum survived a fall at high speed into a 60ft crevasse in the French Alps, near Chamonix.

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest

20 October 2014 - 6:37pm
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.

My night in the Texas Ebola hospital

20 October 2014 - 6:27pm
My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital

VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

20 October 2014 - 6:22pm
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.

Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month'

20 October 2014 - 5:49pm
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.

Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

20 October 2014 - 5:47pm
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.

Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

20 October 2014 - 5:41pm
Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.

FM meets abuse cover-up claim woman

20 October 2014 - 5:32pm
A west Belfast woman who claims republicans were involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse holds talks with First Minister Peter Robinson.

Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'

20 October 2014 - 5:18pm
Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.

Man jailed for anti-Semitic MP tweet

20 October 2014 - 5:14pm
A man is jailed for four weeks for sending an anti-Semitic tweet to Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.

Australia page for BBC News website

20 October 2014 - 5:14pm
How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia

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.

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