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Students vow to step up HK protests
Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:31:14 GMT)

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:34:55 GMT)

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit
The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:49:37 GMT)

Deadly attack on 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 14:20:41 GMT)

Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:02:03 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 16:21:12 GMT)

Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:01:14 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 15:49:31 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 15:31:37 GMT)

New Afghan leader reopens bank case
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:48:59 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 13:09:13 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)

Record haul-out for Pacific walrus
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:04:36 GMT)

Italy cuts MP's barbers' pay to 99K
The Italian parliament's barbers are having their top pay cut to "only" 99,000 euros (£77,000) to save costs.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:34:09 GMT)

Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:21:43 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)

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)

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 13:11:13 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 group.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:04:34 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)

Syria peacekeeping 'impossible'
The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:13 GMT)

UK's Lord Hill puts EU before City
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:09:05 GMT)

New Nato chief urges Russian rethink
The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:19:44 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 16:57:59 GMT)

Police confirm Alice Gross body found
Police confirm body found in west London that of teenager Alice Gross - family say they are "completely devastated"
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:59:34 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)

US dollar rally 'has years to go'
The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:29:38 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)

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)

England stars 'treated like babies'
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:22:18 GMT)

Gyan accuses player of racist abuse
Al Ain's Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan accuses Al Hilal midfielder Mihai Pintilii of racially abusing him in an Asian Champions League match.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:09:57 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)

Roses reteams Cumberbatch and Scott
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:36:53 GMT)

'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:50:27 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: Chaotic scenes at exit point for Syrians
Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:28:32 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: Hunt for US Ebola victim contacts
The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:55:25 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)

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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