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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.


Four people hurt in fireworks blaze 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:36 GMT 
    Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.


Day in pictures: 30 October 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 30 October


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 
    24 hours of news images: 28 October


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 
    24 hours of news images: 27 October


Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT 
    Top news images from 18-24 October


Day in pictures: 23 October 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 23 October


Your pictures: Steps 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"


The channel that's spiced up French TV 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT 
    The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves


Quiz of the week's news 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT 
    What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?
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