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Turkish hostages in Iraq released
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are freed and brought back to Turkey.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:36:35 GMT)

Ukraine deal with eastern rebels
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:50:41 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 11:34:07 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)

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)

Intruder sparks White House alert
Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:28:29 GMT)

Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal
The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:08:13 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)

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

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:48:00 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)

Obama in push against sexual assault
Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:04:38 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)

Brown vows to 'lock in' Scots powers
Gordon Brown says his promise of further powers for Scotland will be delivered to the timetable set out ahead of the independence referendum.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:56:18 GMT)

Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle
Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:59:43 GMT)

Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 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)

Alice search 'largest since 7/7'
The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest police search operation led by the Metropolitan Police since the 7/7 bomb attacks, the force says.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:31:00 GMT)

Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:48:34 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)

Prada profit hit by fall in sales
The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:27 GMT)

Alonso top in Singapore practice
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is fastest in final practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton sits in sixth.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:44:23 GMT)

Birthday row disappointed Toure
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he was disappointed with the speculation over his future at the club.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:18:37 GMT)

'Remove points and titles over FFP'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says clubs who breach Financial Fair Play rules should face sanctions, rather than fines.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:51:47 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: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile
Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:57:45 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 11:25:59 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: Guinea Ebola team found killed
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:21:27 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 06:55:02 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: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum
The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:39:32 GMT)

VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault
US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:36:05 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)

Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images
Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:31:52 GMT)

Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll
Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:23:02 GMT)

Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:05:11 GMT)

The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT)

Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet
The bitcoin wallet with controversial users
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:18:04 GMT)

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:13:49 GMT)

Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:19:20 GMT)

How does Code Pink stay out of jail?
Why authorities refuse to ban disruptive protesters
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:58:01 GMT)

Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:26:48 GMT)

The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?
(Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:36:35 GMT)

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