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German motorway shooter sentenced  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years. 
Colombian Farc in civilian admission  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians". 
Tunisia secularists win elections  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show. 
Long-serving Boston mayor dies  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:03 GMT
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer. 
Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:35:34 GMT
Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist. 
'Do more' to tackle aid corruption  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:24:26 GMT
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says. 
Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:00 GMT
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors. 
Person missing after fireworks blaze  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:23:49 GMT
One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that also leaves two people needing hospital treatment. 
Day in pictures: 30 October  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT
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Day in pictures: 29 October  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
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Day in pictures: 28 October  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
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Bolshoi behind bars  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT
Costumes on show at a former prison 
Day in pictures: 27 October  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT
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Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
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Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
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