Haiti: US Christian missionaries kidnapped in Port-au-Prince - reports

At least 15 women, men and children were abducted by an armed gang near the capital, sources say.
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Kerala floods: At least 19 dead and dozens missing in India

Heavy rains cause rivers to overflow in Kerala, washing away homes and trapping people under debris.
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Sudan: Protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

The protests come as tensions rise between civilian and military rulers.
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Robert Durst: US millionaire hospitalised with Covid after life sentence

Robert Durst was on Thursday convicted of murder and is a suspect in two other deaths.
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Russia sets condition for return of BBC journalist

Ambassador Andrei Kelin says the BBC reporter can return if Russian journalists gets UK visas.
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Russian team back on Earth after filming first movie in space

The Russian film crew return after an ISS shoot that had its own moments of drama.
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Pigs at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport help to keep skies safe

A team of 20 at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is part of a range of measures being used to reduce bird-strikes.
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Venezuelan President Maduro's close aide extradited to US

Venezuela halted talks with the opposition after Alex Saab was flown from Cape Verde to the US.
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Savannah Marshall stops Lolita Muzeya to set up unification fight with Claressa Shields

Savannah Marshall stopped Lolita Muzeya in emphatic fashion in Newcastle and remains on track to fight Claressa Shields in a unification bout next year.
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Australian police make record $104m heroin seizure

The 450kg-haul was concealed in a shipment of ceramic tiles sent to Melbourne from Malaysia.
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Macron condemns 'unforgivable' 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris

The 1961 Paris massacre was denied or concealed by French governments for decades.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British-Iranian aid worker loses court appeal in Iran

Her family has told the BBC that they fear she could be returned to jail at any time.
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The Chinese film beating Bond and Marvel at the box office

The success of The Battle at Lake Changjin is bad news for Hollywood which wants to grow in China.
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How a massacre of Algerians in Paris was covered up

French police killed up to 300 people in 1961, throwing some of them into the River Seine to drown them.
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Sir David Amess killing: Security for politicians is a global dilemma

Why the need to be a people's representative and the need for personal safety are in constant conflict.
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Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?

What does it mean, and what have Facebook and Fortnite got to do with it?
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Shipping disruption: Why are so many queuing to get to the US?

A surge in demand for toys and sports equipment has contributed to logjams at US ports.
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Week in pictures: 9 - 15 October 2021

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.
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Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia's Tigray region is starving, but no famine declared

Despite mass starvation in northern Ethiopia, aid officials are not calling the situation a famine.
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Russia not withholding gas for political reasons - ambassador

Russia's ambassador to the UK denies Russia is using energy as a political weapon, amid surging prices.
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Sudan: Protesters take to streets

Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy demonstrate in Khartoum, urging the army to take control.
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Life at 50C: Fleeing Sahara's shifting sands

Rising temperatures and desertification are forcing many Mauritanians to leave their ancestral homes.
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Ros Atkins on… China-Taiwan tensions

Ros Atkins examines why tensions between China and Taiwan have increased over recent weeks.
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Meghan Markle's donation a 'lifesaver' for community kitchen users

Money donated by the Duchess of Sussex has been spent on feeding Nottingham's most vulnerable.
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Sir David Amess killing casts shadow over Leigh-on-Sea constituency

Constituents in Leigh-on-Sea mourn Sir David Amess as they try to make sense of what happened.
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Candlelit vigil in honour of MP

Hundreds of people carrying lanterns and candles gathered in Leigh-on-Sea to pay their respects.
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Sir David Amess killing: Should MPs still be able to meet the public?

The home secretary is reviewing MPs' security but says they must remain accessible to voters.
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What we know so far

What happened, what we know about the suspect, who the MP was, and what witnesses saw.
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