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Defiant HK protests on National Day
Thousands gather in central Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's national day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:49:14 GMT)

Shell kills four at Donetsk school
A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:56:12 GMT)

Armed man shared lift with Obama
US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:30:04 GMT)

Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:18:55 GMT)

Fresh strikes around key Syrian town
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:28:55 GMT)

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:47:06 GMT)

Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:50:13 GMT)

Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack
At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:01:12 GMT)

Japan volcano eruption deaths rise
Rescue workers in Japan recover 12 more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:45 GMT)

India train collision kills 12
At least 12 people have died after two passenger trains collided in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, railway officials say.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:09:43 GMT)

Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers
Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:14:46 GMT)

SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:53:05 GMT)

Tom and Jerry carries racism warning
Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:37:02 GMT)

Chimp culture captured on camera
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:13:11 GMT)

Man charged over Oklahoma beheading
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:31:07 GMT)

California mayor shot at home
Daniel Crespo, mayor of California suburb Bell Gardens, was shot dead and his wife taken into custody following an argument at the couple's home.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:45:44 GMT)

Mexico charges troops with homicide
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:49:01 GMT)

Argentina defies US over debt payment
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:57:59 GMT)

Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights groups.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:04:52 GMT)

Kenya leader ICC delay rejected
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone a hearing on 8 October.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:20:49 GMT)

Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:22 GMT)

Norway best country for older people
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:02:05 GMT)

UK's Lord Hill faces key EU job test
The UK's nominee to the European Commission for financial services oversight, Lord Hill, faces tough questioning in the European Parliament.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:39:54 GMT)

France to shrink deficit by 2017
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:08:39 GMT)

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:37 GMT)

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:00 GMT)

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:41:37 GMT)

Body find sparks Alice murder probe
The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:46:08 GMT)

Asian stocks retreat on HK protests
Asian stocks suffer their fourth consecutive day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:28:37 GMT)

Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing
The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:01:19 GMT)

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:56:47 GMT)

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:09:54 GMT)

Lancaster signs England deal to 2020
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:18:23 GMT)

Rodgers warning on Sturridge fitness
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for England duty this month even if he returns for his club.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:42:47 GMT)

AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia
Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:54:56 GMT)

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards
BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:20:56 GMT)

EastEnders to go live to name killer
The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:02:55 GMT)

VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:09:01 GMT)

VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:37 GMT)

VIDEO: US Ebola patient 'critically ill'
A man has become the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on US soil, as health officials try to trace everyone he was in contact with.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:00:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:04 GMT)

VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT)

VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
(Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT)

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:50 GMT)

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
(Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:16:41 GMT)

Pain of Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis
Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis on their fears for the future
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:03:20 GMT)

Tunisian women take a 'step backwards'
Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:47:59 GMT)

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT)

Is yoga really about exercise?
Is yoga really about exercise or spirituality?
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:17:26 GMT)

Profile: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg
Norway's master of surprises takes the helm
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:42:57 GMT)

Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:54:48 GMT)

Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT)

VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove
How legalising same sex unions changed lives for gay couple
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:08:36 GMT)

What is Pimco?
The rise, and possible fall, of the 'Bond King', Bill Gross
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:04:30 GMT)

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