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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.

Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.

Warmest UK Halloween on record
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.

Firefighters strike over pensions
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

Bodies found after fireworks blaze
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.

Burkina Faso's president resigns
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Man killed in shooting at food store
A man dies after being shot at a food store in Manchester, which prompts a murder investigation by police.

Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse
A judge in the US state of Maine has given a nurse recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa a green light to go where she pleases.

Labour win police commissioner poll
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

Charles and Camilla end Colombia tour
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall complete the final day of their tour of Colombia with a visit to the walled city of Cartagena.

VIDEO: Full interview with Fiona Woolf
Fiona Woolf resigns as chair of the child abuse inquiry

VIDEO: Sixty years of British animation
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.

VIDEO: The real-life Winnie the Pooh
The inspiration behind one of the world's best loved children's stories has been told in the run-up to its 100-year anniversary.

VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge.

VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

Will crash set back space tourism?
The SpaceShipTwo crash is a tragedy that will prompt serious reflection but commercial space ventures are unlikely to be deterred, the BBC's Jonathan Amos says.

How much can UK campaign hurt IS?
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.

Global tax rules 'need tightening'
People may not like paying tax. But what is even less popular is the thought they have no choice while others have much more control over their tax bill, says the BBC's Sebastian Chrispin.

VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.

The price of peace in Colombia
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.

VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row
BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.

Spacecraft crash and Woolf resigns - papers
The test flight crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft and Fiona Woolf's resignation as abuse inquiry head make headlines.

'Poppy hijab' to mark Remembrance Day
A fashion designer from London creates a 'poppy hijab' to commemorate the centenary of the first Muslim soldier being awarded the Victoria Cross and to give Muslim women a new way to mark Remembrance Day.

Bend It Like Beckham set for stage
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.

Djokovic ends Murray's winning run
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

Hamilton top in second US practice
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.

Rooney fit but Falcao out for derby
Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.

Courtois eyes league and Euro double
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Ospreys 26-11 Connacht
Leaders Ospreys maintain their 100% start to the Pro12 season with a 26-11 win over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium.

Banks may be forced to boost reserves
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.

VIDEO: 'I don't know what my destiny is'
A day in the life of Ismael Diabate, an economic migrant stranded in the Moroccan capital of Rabat.

Sturgeon renews TV debates attack
Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

VIDEO: One in five 'disillusioned' with politics
A poll for the BBC has found only one in five of those asked think the Westminster Parliament acts in their best interests, and as few as one in eight think the European Parliament does.

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: 'Drug abuse should be a health issue'
The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should look at drug abuse as a health issue.

Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils'
Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news

Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.

VIDEO: Russia's 39,000-year-old mammoth
A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.

BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today

Love to Patrick
An India Office official infuriates his boss in 1929 by writing to him as though they were equals.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads
Switzerland's history of child labour, a father's Afghan odyssey, and the people who follow Jediism.

Trauma of man who found family dead
The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.

Wheelchair drag driver handed ban
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.

14,000 submissions to powers talks
The commission set up to discuss further devolution to the Scottish Parliament has received more than 14,000 submissions.

Shop fights bag charge basket thefts
A Dundee supermarket is security tagging baskets after they started disappearing when the 5p carrier bag charge was introduced.

Dispute over IRA rape claim letter
A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.

Man pleads guilty to pensioner death
A 41-year-old man pleads guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson, 72, in his Coleraine home in April 2012.

Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails
A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.

Three held on suspicion of murder
Three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in Pembroke Dock, say police.

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.

Reduced EU sea mission set to go
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Key Jerusalem holy site reopens
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.

Mass graves found in western Iraq
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

US shares close at record levels
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.

Jeers for accused US police killer
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.

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Bolshoi behind bars
Costumes on show at a former prison

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Your pictures: Steps
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill

VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.

VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.

VIDEO: Junior doctor admits child sex abuse
A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted online child grooming and sexually abusing boys as young as 12.

VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.

VIDEO: On the buses with Prince Harry
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.

VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone
The Royal Navy's casualty ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to help to tackle the Ebola crisis.

The talented students denied funding
The students educated in British schools but denied student loans

IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts
Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history

Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?
Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?

How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?
How common is propylene glycol in food and drink?

Quiz of the week's news
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

The metal detectors saving marriages
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

'It's business as usual in Austin'
F1 star on turning up the pressure in his title fight