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South Africa growth forecast slashed

October 22, 2014 - 11:15am
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.
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VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

October 22, 2014 - 10:56am
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
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Day in pictures: 22 October

October 22, 2014 - 10:33am
A selection of news images from around the world
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Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'

October 22, 2014 - 10:20am
A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.
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Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years

October 22, 2014 - 10:19am
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.
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Boeing raises annual profit forecast

October 22, 2014 - 9:51am
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
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Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'

October 22, 2014 - 8:57am
A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says.
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Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

October 22, 2014 - 8:47am
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
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Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

October 22, 2014 - 8:44am
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
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VIDEO: Protests outside HK leader's house

October 22, 2014 - 8:42am
Protesters gather outside of the residence of Hong Kong's leader, CY Leung, in protest at his recent comments on extending democracy.
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Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

October 22, 2014 - 8:42am
A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.
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Froome may skip 2015 Tour de France

October 22, 2014 - 8:41am
Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.
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Sweden could use force in sub hunt

October 22, 2014 - 8:39am
Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC.
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Bellingham's last TV interview aired

October 22, 2014 - 8:37am
Actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women.
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Remembering Ben Bradlee

October 22, 2014 - 8:26am
Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee
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Nasa shares free sounds from space

October 22, 2014 - 8:23am
The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
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VIDEO: Training for safe Ebola burials

October 22, 2014 - 8:14am
As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.
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Kruis among uncapped England trio

October 22, 2014 - 8:00am
England call up three uncapped players for the autumn internationals in Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark.
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Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

October 22, 2014 - 7:57am
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
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Total names new heads after boss dies

October 22, 2014 - 7:51am
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
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