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Ukraine votes in snap elections
Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.
Brazil votes in presidential run-off
Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.
IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
UK base in Afghanistan handed over
The last UK military base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, is handed over to the control of Afghan security forces.
Botswana's ruling party wins polls
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.
Tunisia votes in historic election
Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011.
Uruguay votes for new president
Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.
Clashes hit historic Lebanese market
At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
Chile marches against education bill
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.
Protesters scuffle at N Korea border
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
Russian clocks go back for last time
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
Can scientists unlock the secrets of starling murmurations using computer models and citizen science?
Giants draw level in World Series
San Francisco Giants beat Kansas City Royals 11-4 in Game Four to level the best-of-seven World Series at 2-2.
New York axe attack 'terrorist act'
Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.
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