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66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'
Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:21:45 GMT)

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:12:52 GMT)

Afghan contender concedes presidency
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says his rival Ashraf Ghani should become leader, as they prepare to announce a power-sharing deal.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:42:20 GMT)

Yemen agrees truce with Houthis - UN
Yemen's government agrees a truce with Shia Houthi fighters, a UN envoy says, after a week of deadly clashes in the capital Sanaa.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:00:04 GMT)

Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market
Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:49:35 GMT)

French farmers torch tax office
Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:49:30 GMT)

Philippines storm displaces 200,000
Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:34:20 GMT)

Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint
A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:40:32 GMT)

NZ governing party wins elections
New Zealand's governing National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, wins an emphatic election victory, near-complete results show.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:56:25 GMT)

Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile
An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:55 GMT)

PM wants Home Rule leader honoured
The Irish prime minister has given his support to calls for a new memorial to honour of the leader of the Irish Home Rule movement, John Redmond.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:59:41 GMT)

VIDEO: Cheetah cubs unveiled in San Diego
A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:00:27 GMT)

Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank
Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.
(Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:19:28 GMT)

NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:01:08 GMT)

Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:40:33 GMT)

Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed
Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT)

Former El Salvador leader in custody
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:53:06 GMT)

ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing
The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT)

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT)

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT)

Japan to restart whaling programme
Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:22:10 GMT)

Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says "No" voters in last week's independence referendum were "tricked" by a late vow of more devolved powers.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:20:41 GMT)

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:26 GMT)

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:36 GMT)

Britons detained in Qatar fly home
Two Britons detained in Qatar after investigating the treatment of migrant workers there fly back to the UK.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:05:17 GMT)

Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'
Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:19:07 GMT)

UK and France agree Calais measures
The UK government is to provide £12m to help France tackle the problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain from Calais.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:04:37 GMT)

Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:31:24 GMT)

Shares rise in London on 'No' vote
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:06 GMT)

South Sudan dismays investors
South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:30:41 GMT)

West Ham United 3-1 Liverpool
Liverpool suffer their third defeat in five Premier League games as West Ham United emerge victorious at Upton Park.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:05:25 GMT)

Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal'
Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is "back to normal" after their Spa clash.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:11:29 GMT)

Deportivo La Coruna 2-8 Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick and Gareth Bale nets a brace as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo La Coruna.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:02:50 GMT)

Fund celebrates WB Yeats anniversary
The Irish government allocates 500,000 euros to celebrate the work of WB Yeats.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:14:21 GMT)

Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:38 GMT)

Spacey stalker given four years
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:49:24 GMT)

VIDEO: Devastating floods hit Philippines
Rains and floods from tropical storm Fung-Wong have left at least five dead in Philippines, and more than 200,000 people displaced.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:07:52 GMT)

VIDEO: Silent streets amid Ebola lockdown
More than 6,000,000 people are spending a second day under curfew as the country struggles to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:05:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:45:59 GMT)

VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home
Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:15:53 GMT)

VIDEO: NZ's John Key celebrates poll win
New Zealand's governing National Party has won an emphatic victory in general elections, near-complete results show.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:39:40 GMT)

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge
Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:39:20 GMT)

VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta
Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:39:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:46:24 GMT)

VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:01:05 GMT)

How Liberia lost its handshake
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:15:59 GMT)

Getting a driving licence without a test
How I got my driving licence without taking a test
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT)

VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues
Haunting melodies highlight refugee plight
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:01:50 GMT)

The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival
How do you celebrate World Peace Day in Baghdad?
(Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:54:43 GMT)

Black America and the spanking debate
Racism, spankings and an American legacy
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:27:17 GMT)

Detroit cuts off water for families
Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:46 GMT)

Fear of sectarian war grows in Yemen
Fears of violence grow even as Yemen rivals seek peace deal
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:36:18 GMT)

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:19:10 GMT)

Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta
Migrant survivors in Malta speak of horror at sea
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:10:36 GMT)

How to go viral at Fashion Week
How to go viral at New York fashion week
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:35:13 GMT)

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