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Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:04:52 GMT)

Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks
US President Barack Obama flies to Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:48:50 GMT)

Corruption 'costs millions of lives'
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:58:03 GMT)

US targets al-Shabab's leader
The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:15 GMT)

Economics 'driving language loss'
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:58:20 GMT)

Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple
The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:49:12 GMT)

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT)

Gayet wins new French privacy case
Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:02 GMT)

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal
US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:42:30 GMT)

DNA overturns 30-year US convictions
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:56:35 GMT)

Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:59:50 GMT)

Thieving monkey hands out money
A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:20:01 GMT)

Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology
A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:52 GMT)

Mass escape from juvenile US prison
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:35:15 GMT)

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:44 GMT)

'Cartel links' mayors to be charged
Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:07 GMT)

Nicaragua suspends search for miners
Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:46:23 GMT)

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT)

Ebola 'threatens W Africa harvests'
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:08:28 GMT)

Afghan militants 'may join IS'
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT)

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:42 GMT)

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle
Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT)

Uber banned across Germany by court
A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:57:12 GMT)

IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT)

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:56 GMT)

Islamic State holding British captive
A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:40 GMT)

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:39:20 GMT)

UK moves up global economic ranking
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:01:17 GMT)

Credit Suisse investigating traders
Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:13:35 GMT)

Wall Street market report
Wall Street Market Report
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:38:46 GMT)

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:47:56 GMT)

England v Norway
Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:29:00 GMT)

Monfils through to face Federer
France's 20th seed Gael Monfils upsets seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov and will face Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:59:57 GMT)

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:06 GMT)

Justin Bieber charged with assault
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:41:13 GMT)

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Escaped Ebola patient recaptured
The recapture of an escaped Ebola patient in Liberia has raised fears that West African countries are struggling to contain the outbreak.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:23:01 GMT)

VIDEO: Video shows Ukraine soldiers 'abuse'
Ukraine's defence minister has accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:12:20 GMT)

VIDEO: Beslan school siege: Ten years on
Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:12:10 GMT)

VIDEO: Apple: Celebrity accounts hacked
The FBI are investigating allegations that the online accounts of dozens of celebrities have been hacked, allowing explicit photos to be posted on the internet.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:58:14 GMT)

VIDEO: Ashya parents freed from prison
Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish prison, following their arrest on Saturday.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:42:12 GMT)

VIDEO: Beauty queen refuses to return crown
Myanmar's first ever beauty queen has refused to give back her $100,000 (£60,300) crown after being dethroned.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:13:28 GMT)

VIDEO: Volcano continues fiery lava eruption
A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:21 GMT)

VIDEO: The park blamed for Japan's dengue fever
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:44:21 GMT)

Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored
Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:29:26 GMT)

How to find fast food menu secrets
The fast food items you've never heard of
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:02:46 GMT)

The homes under the sea
The homes where you can live under the sea
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:07:41 GMT)

Viewpoint: How to make Afghan army sustainable
Nato's role in making the Afghan army sustainable
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:11:48 GMT)

How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:39:15 GMT)

A peace project at a time of war
How the EU's 'peace project' can work in a time of war
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:07:49 GMT)

Nigerian army's pride wounded
Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:41:57 GMT)

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