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BBC News HomeTop Stories Fresh fighting in key Syrian town
Explosion in Kobane on evening of 20 October

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
20 October 2014 From the section Middle East

Man walks again after transplant
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
21 October 2014 From the section Health

Flights axed due to weather warning
Heathrow cancels around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to hit the UK.
20 October 2014 From the section UK

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
21 October 2014 From the section Africa

Plan to jail armed muggers longer
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.
21 October 2014 From the section UK

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in a Moscow air crash, a Vnukovo airport official confirms.

21 October 2014 From the section Business

MPs to debate voter 'recall' powers

MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.

21 October 2014 From the section UK Politics

Posters to target benefit fraud

The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.

21 October 2014 From the section UK Politics

Farewell Lynda, and paralysis 'cure'

The death of actress Lynda Bellingham from cancer features on the front pages, as does a pioneering technique being hailed as a "cure" for paralysis.

20 October 2014

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

21 October 2014 From the section Australia

PSNI's flawed approach to OTR scheme

Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire criticises the role of the PSNI in the On the Runs scheme.

21 October 2014 From the section Northern Ireland

Bank to probe system failure

The Bank of England has launched an official probe after an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks was suspended for much of the day delaying house movers.

20 October 2014 From the section Business


Latest stories Man Utd rescue West Brom draw

Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.

20 October 2014

Podolski denies £10m Spurs move rumour

20 October 2014

Taarabt hits back at Redknapp's weight claim

20 October 2014


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