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World News From BBC

Million Ebola vaccine doses for 2015  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:07:16 GMT
One million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced. 
PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:24:45 GMT
David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the European Union by 1 December, condemning it as "appalling". 
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:27:04 GMT
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say. 
Sweden calls off search for sub  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:59 GMT
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters. 
Canada attack 'not linked to IS'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:37 GMT
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists. 
NY axe attack: Islamist link probed  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:09:33 GMT
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism. 
Governor quits over Mexico missing  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT
The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down. 
Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:58:49 GMT
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border. 
China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:44:43 GMT
Chinese authorities arrest an official and punish 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village. 
Malaysia envoy sent to NZ over rape  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:26:49 GMT
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited. 
Monster shark 'kept whales in check'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:19 GMT
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests. 
Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:02:26 GMT
Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points. 
VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:29 GMT
The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave. 
VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum. 
VIDEO: Art on motorbikes in Kampala  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:19:26 GMT
Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.