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Australia raids over killing plot
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:19:38 GMT

Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.

US House approves Obama Syria plan
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:47:05 GMT

The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

NFL rocked by new violence arrest
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:41:31 GMT

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.

Ukraine president in key US visit
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:23:01 GMT

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:14:02 GMT

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.

Iran nuclear talks set to resume
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:07:33 GMT

World powers are set to resume talks in New York with Iran, but diplomats say a breakthrough on its disputed nuclear programme is unlikely.

Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:06:44 GMT

Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

China set to sign key India deals
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:32:32 GMT

India and China are expected to sign key economic deals on the second day of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Delhi, as both sides try to reset a troubled relationship.

Fiji coup leader ahead in poll
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:47:30 GMT

Fiji's former military leader, Frank Bainimarama, looks on course to win a majority in the first polls in the island nation in eight years.

Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:38:39 GMT

The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.

Berries in cancer therapy trial
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:18:03 GMT

Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Hiroshima artworks to go on show
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:24:20 GMT

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

Owner's E-Type returns - 46 years on
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:40:30 GMT

An 82-year-old man in Miami is to be reunited with his E-Type Jaguar sports car, 46 years after it was stolen.

Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:29 GMT

Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

British Ebola nurse travels to US
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:05:23 GMT

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

US Fed to end stimulus in October
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:38:42 GMT

The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.

Odile storm moves towards Arizona
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:16:04 GMT

Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:02:51 GMT

Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised.

Nigeria college attacked by gunmen
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:14 GMT

Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.

South Sudan U-turn on foreigner ban
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:09 GMT

South Sudan's government says it will not expel foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.

Taiwan in tougher food penalties
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:33:07 GMT

Taiwan's government says it will impose harsher penalties for food safety violations after a "gutter oil" scandal.

Still no suspects in Thailand murders
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:58:49 GMT

Police in Thailand say they have still not identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Shares plunge after Russian arrest
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:41:55 GMT

Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.

Kosovo 'imams held' in raids on IS
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:14:35 GMT

Prominent imams are among 15 people arrested in Kosovo as police tackle recruitment for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, reports say.

Muslim call for release of hostage
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:30:16 GMT

British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Dozens killed in Syria air strikes
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:24:15 GMT

Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.

Scottish independence: Decision day
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:43:45 GMT

People in Scotland will vote later on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:54:55 GMT

Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.

Japan trade deficit narrows in August
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:24:44 GMT

Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.

NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:05:51 GMT

NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.

Sony shares fall 12% on loss warning
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:42:24 GMT

Sony shares fall by 12% at the start of trade in Tokyo, after it warned of bigger losses for the full year.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:26:23 GMT

Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener.

Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:03:33 GMT

Cesc Fabregas scores his first for Chelsea but they are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener.

Barcelona 1-0 Apoel Nicosia
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT

Barcelona make a winning start to their Champions League campaign as they edge past Apoel Nicosia at the Nou Camp.

Artists' personal collections on show
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:22 GMT

The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.

Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:50 GMT

The customised chopper Peter Fonda rode in 1969 film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than $1 million (£613,000) when it goes up for auction next month.

Huston set to star in Ben-Hur remake
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:39 GMT

British actor Jack Huston is expected to take the lead role in a remake of 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to reports from Hollywood.

VIDEO: South-west US hit by extreme weather
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:34:44 GMT

Extreme weather is punishing the south-western United States with a heatwave and a hurricane causing chaos from California into Mexico and flash flooding forecast for Arizona.

VIDEO: Mayor of Toronto diagnosed with cancer
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:49:15 GMT

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancerous tumour.

VIDEO: Egypt's last Jews: 'We are dying'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:27:46 GMT

The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing - up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home - now, just 12 remain.

VIDEO: Fijians cast first votes since 2006
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:38 GMT

Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.

VIDEO: Politician recovering after bin stunt
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:43 GMT

A politician has told Ukrainian TV he needs to recover "morally, physically and psychologically" after being dumped in a rubbish bin.

VIDEO: Barely a house intact in Ukraine village
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:11:52 GMT

After a long summer of bombardment by government forces, residents of Luhansk are trying to return to normal life as the BBC's Paul Adams reports.

VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:47:12 GMT

Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.

VIDEO: Chief defends Kashmir flood response
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:20:47 GMT

The top official in Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, defends the response to the region's worst flooding in decades, which have killed more than 200.

Iran nuclear negotiations go into extra time
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:04:03 GMT

Negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme go into extra time

Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:11:30 GMT

Volunteers wade into Kashmir floods to rescue thousands

From star-spangled to estrellado
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:33:06 GMT

The Spanish version of the US national anthem

Ebola crisis: Five ways to break the epidemic
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:43:37 GMT

Five ways to break the deadly epidemic

What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:03:11 GMT

What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

VIDEO: Middle class squeezed out of 'paradise'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:57:46 GMT

The pitfalls of living in one of America’s most desirable cities

Farming 'the hardest plant to grow'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:20:37 GMT

The North American farmers who have started to plant wasabi

VIDEO: Passengers rise up against Pakistan's 'VIP culture'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:25:03 GMT

How plane passengers rose up in Pakistan