One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that left two people needing hospital treatment.
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.
The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
RBS will retain control of Ulster Bank and says it has a good market position that can deliver attractive returns.
A Japanese savoury snacks manufacturer is creating 100 new jobs at Deeside Enterprise Zone, opening its first factory in Europe.
The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.
Lewis Hamilton on turning up the pressure in his title fight with Nico Rosberg and the buzz of being back in America.
Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat make the headlines
More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.
The coastguard station at Brixham in Devon is closing later in a shake-up of rescue services.
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.
The first Scottish Paranormal Festival, a weekend celebrating UFOs, ghosts and aliens, is under way in Stirling.
The father of a botanist from Argyll who went missing in Vietnam a year ago asks anyone with any information to come forward.
How former Remploy workers struggle to find work
A farmer who was fined last year for unlawfully slaughtering animals is fined again after dead cattle are found on his land.
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A review criticises police and other agencies for failing to talk to each other about a 19-year-old mother was killed by her partner.
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history
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A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.
Two people are arrested as part of a police investigation into a care home in Oxfordshire.
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
Former Home Office minister Liam Byrne says Labour must talk about immigration, saying it is not an "argument Labour needs to be afraid of".
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds.
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of donor sperm - has started work in Birmingham.
Celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Arsene Wenger lend their voices to a fundraising campaign for London Poppy Day.
A new centre dedicated to the heritage and culture of gaming in the UK is to open its doors next year.
An Antony Gormley statue described as a "robotic Angel of the North" will be installed on a cliff top in Dorset.
James Cook on Jim Murphy's chances of leadership success
Are the days of the humble key numbered?
Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
How 2,500 Caerphilly men helped shape expert thinking
In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert?
A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in Turin - some believe it has mystical powers.
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Two children who lost their father when Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and the Malaysian government.
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
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.
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.
A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
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