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Day in pictures: 29 October

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:07
24 hours of news images: 29 October

End of QE is whimper not bang

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:38
As the Fed Reserve ends quantitative easing, those who prophesied that these trillions of dollars of debt purchases would spark uncontrollable inflation have been proved wrong. But QE could still prove toxic.

Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:08
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.

Obama's best years could be ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:53
Critics may already be writing off Obama's presidency - but he still has much to offer in the years to come, says John Simpson.

VIDEO: London skatepark given listed status

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 01:55
A 1970s skatepark in Essex has been given Grade 2 listed status by English Heritage, joining the ranks of stately homes and ancient monuments.

VIDEO: Women not aware of stroke risk

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 23:47
Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women in the UK.

VIDEO: The Royal Marines - in 350 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 23:42
The BBC follows the Royal Marines from the Battle of Trafalgar to Afghanistan

EU poses tough challenge for Cameron

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 23:34
Mark Mardell on the complex balancing act facing the prime minister as he negotiates the UK's future place in the EU

Thai court rejects UK activist case

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 21:28
A Thai court dismisses a criminal defamation case against a British labour activist who criticised conditions in the food industry.

Care for military veterans 'flawed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 21:00
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.

Hawaii residents flee lava flow

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 19:50
Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by lava have begun evacuating as the flow reaches 75yds (68m) from the first house in its path.

NZ to hold flag referendum in 2016

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 19:20
New Zealand is to hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the design of the national flag, PM John Key says.

Canberra 'trying to verify IS death'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 19:11
The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State has been killed in Syria.

Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:45
Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe

London skatepark given listed status

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:16
A London skatepark is awarded Grade II listing, becoming the first of its kind to be listed in Europe.

US hails West Africa Ebola progress

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:09
US envoy Samantha Power praises efforts to tackle Ebola in Liberia in West Africa, and urges international donors to continue to help.

VIDEO: The island disappearing into the sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:44
Life on the island disappearing into the sea

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:42
How consumerism went wrong

Can you cheat your way to fitness?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:41
Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores

The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:37
The children beaten, starved and forced to work on Swiss farms