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An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State.
Protesters in Burkina Faso are demanding that President Compaore's replacement Gen Traore step down, reports Laeila Adjovi from Ougadougou.
The arrival of Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters has "generated hope in the Kurdish community" reports Jiyar Gol from the Syria-Turkey border
Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after the eruption of Turrialba volcano in the centre of the country.
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.
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.
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
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.
Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.
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.
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.
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.
The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.
Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.
South Sudan is desperately in need of mental health facilities to treat people brutalised by decades of conflict.
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.