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Video of British hostage released
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:21:35 GMT - A new video is released showing a British man believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
Ukraine president urges US support
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:27:46 GMT - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
Millions in historic Scottish vote
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:55:24 GMT - Millions of people in Scotland are heading to the polls to vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.
Australia in 'beheading plot' raids
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:05:17 GMT - Police carry out anti-terror raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamic extremists were planning random killings in Australia.
Nigeria has 'torture officers'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:51:31 GMT - Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.
Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:17:13 GMT - Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
India and China sign landmark deals
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:10:12 GMT - India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.
Guinea hunt for missing Ebola team
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:20 GMT - The search is on for a team of health workers in Guinea who went missing on a visit to raise awareness about Ebola.
Thai PM sorry for bikini comment
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:15:14 GMT - Thailand's PM apologises for suggesting tourists in bikinis were vulnerable to attack unless they were unattractive after two UK holidaymakers were killed.
US military contractors hit by hacks
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:54:50 GMT - A US Senate report suggests hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into computers of airlines and ships.
Kate withdraws from Malta visit
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:28:53 GMT - The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.
Users frustrated by Apple iOS update
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:27:51 GMT - Apple iPhone and iPad users take to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update.
VIDEO: ''Golf should be on a par for everybody''
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:42:00 GMT - The BBC's Nina Warhurst talks to golfers in Cheshire about a vote by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's, Scotland, on admitting women for the first time.
VIDEO: China’s online shopping revolution
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:52:53 GMT - The Chinese internet giant Alibaba is set to raise billions on the US stock exchange and is expected to be one of the biggest share offerings in history.
VIDEO: Intel's new dual-screen laptop
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:20:36 GMT - Intel says it has several manufacturers building new computers based on the novel dual-screen laptop concept it has just unveiled.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:12:44 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
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: National Gallery in the picture
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:04:01 GMT - US filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks to Tom Brooks about his documentary on the National Gallery
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: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:18 GMT - The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:43:17 GMT - A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attempt
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:02:56 GMT - Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.
ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:43:34 GMT - A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
Alibaba set to announce share price
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:34:38 GMT - Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
eBay attack puts its buyers at risk
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:14 GMT - A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
AUDIO: Future 'enormous' for Alibaba
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:04:49 GMT - The Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is expected to raise over $25bn (£15bn) in its forthcoming initial public offering.
Country musician Hamilton dies at 77
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:38:47 GMT - Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.
Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:41:53 GMT - Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.
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.
Chin strap turns chewing into power
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT - Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
French MSF worker contracts Ebola
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:53:07 GMT - A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.
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.
Solskjaer leaves Cardiff City role
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:02:25 GMT - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves Cardiff after nine months, citing a "difference in philosophy" to owner Vincent Tan.
I banned radio advice - Ecclestone
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:37 GMT - Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.
Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:22:47 GMT - Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege.
The freedivers who swim with whales
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT - A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.
SA team helps Nigeria church rescue
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:03:56 GMT - A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.
India trainee judges 'were brawling'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:09:59 GMT - Eleven trainee judges in India are dismissed after being accused of sexism and brawling.
BBC team attacked in southern Russia
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:55:40 GMT - A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.
Arrests made over Chile subway bomb
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:10:02 GMT - Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.
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.
California wildfire doubles in size
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:29:50 GMT - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in central California doubled in size overnight, burning 111 square miles (288 sq-km).
Alice suspect is convicted murderer
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:12 GMT - A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of London schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murder in Latvia, police reveal.
Briton killed in Santorini incident
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:55:00 GMT - A British man has been killed in an incident on the Greek island of Santorini, the Foreign Office confirms.
Archbishop admits 'doubts about God'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:21 GMT - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he sometimes has doubts in his belief in God, he tells the BBC.
Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:31:51 GMT - Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
Your pictures: Vintage
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:35 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"
Day in pictures: 17 September
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:07 GMT - News images from around the world: 17 September
In pictures: Memory of History
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:48:00 GMT - Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:26:47 GMT - A selection of your photos from around Wales
In pictures: Oscar Pistorius verdict
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:28:18 GMT - Pictures from the verdict
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum campaign
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:41:17 GMT - Yes and No campaigns in the final weekend
Day in pictures: 16 September
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:49:06 GMT - News images from around the world: 16 September
Oxford hosts photography festival
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:06:05 GMT - Oxford's first international photography festival
VIDEO: On the front line with Syrian army
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:13:05 GMT - Jeremy Bowen finds morale high in Syrian soldiers
Forgotten death of Russian serviceman
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24:42 GMT - Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten
Day in pictures: 18 September
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:33:26 GMT - A selection of striking news images from around the world
VIDEO: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:41:20 GMT - Award-winning pictures of the night sky
Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:41:56 GMT - Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star
Is sport sexist? Fighting 'inertia'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:26:40 GMT - Six sports where men and women still set apart
Ebola crisis: Five ways to break the epidemic
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:43:37 GMT - Five ways to break the deadly epidemic
Glimpse at the High Street 2020
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:42:15 GMT - How will we shop in 2020?
What's gone wrong with the NFL?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:23 GMT - What's gone wrong with the NFL?
In pictures: Mayon volcano rumbles
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:48:43 GMT - Evacuations begin as Mayon volcano rumbles back to life
Truce may give Ukraine leader respite
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:13:59 GMT - Ukraine's president clings to tenuous truce
What will Alibaba do with $25bn?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:03:11 GMT - What will Alibaba do with $25bn?

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