Tunisia votes in historic election

Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011.

Posted by on 26 October 2014 | 2:13 am

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Posted by on 26 October 2014 | 1:35 am

Ukraine votes in snap elections

Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.

Posted by on 26 October 2014 | 1:04 am

Queen hit song 'has healing powers'

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, a poll suggests.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 11:32 pm

Man held after Edinburgh incident

A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 11:22 pm

VIDEO: Mussolini bunker opens to public

A Second World War bunker used by the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini is being opened to the public for the first time.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 11:19 pm

Uruguay votes for new president

Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 10:23 pm

Brazil votes in presidential run-off

Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 10:14 pm

Botswana's ruling party wins polls

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 8:34 pm

Inmate planned kidnap and escape

Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 7:57 pm

US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 7:31 pm

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Americans debate skin colour, and other trends of the week

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:36 pm

VIDEO: Rooted music aims to plant trees

Voice of the campaign to save Madagascar's forests

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:31 pm

French World War One bedroom of soldier who never returned

French soldier's bedroom untouched for 100 years

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:27 pm

VIDEO: WWI soldier's bedroom frozen in time

The bedroom of a First World War soldier, killed on the battlefield almost a century ago, has been kept virtually untouched by successive owners of the house up to the present day.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:27 pm

Jose Mujica: Rebel turned president

A look back at Jose Mujica's time as president

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:23 pm

10 things you may not know about laughter

Things you may not have known about being amused

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

Salmond blames Miliband over Lamont

Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has claimed.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:10 pm

What's the appeal of a caliphate?

Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:05 pm

What's been lurking in the Baltic Sea?

What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:05 pm

'Record number' of low-paid Britons

A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Russia turns back clocks for good

Russia prepares to turn back the clocks, moving the country on to "permanent winter time" - a move which has divided opinion

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:48 pm

IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:42 pm

Clashes hit historic Lebanese market

At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:40 pm

Chile marches against education bill

Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:15 pm