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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:04 GMT - Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring parts of the city to a standstill.
Argentina 'in contempt' of US court
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:27:51 GMT - A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
Afghans to sign foreign troop deals
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:21:02 GMT - The new Afghan government is to sign security deals with the US and Nato that will allow foreign troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
Intruder 'ran through' White House
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:07:27 GMT - A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.
Apple accused of illegal 'state aid'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:32:54 GMT - The European Commission accuses Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.
Third video of UK hostage released
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:58:00 GMT - A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
S Africa firebrand trial postponed
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:43:08 GMT - The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and money-laundering is postponed till next year.
World wildlife populations 'plummet'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:20:16 GMT - The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says.
Japan volcano eruption intensifies
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:45:25 GMT - Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies.
Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT - Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.
Israel points to Iran as main threat
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:17:04 GMT - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that a nuclear Iran is a bigger threat to the world than Islamic State (IS) militants.
Canada body parts murder trial opens
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:12:38 GMT - A Canadian man admits killing his lover and sending parts of his body in the post to political figures, as his trial opens in Montreal.
Netflix to release full-length film
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:51:24 GMT - The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.
VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT - Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT - Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT - An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:41:03 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:29:18 GMT - Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.
VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:16:41 GMT - Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.
VIDEO: Obama woos Modi at White House
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:29:51 GMT - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invited to the White House by President Obama after 10 years of being shunned by Washington.
VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:39 GMT - Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.
VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:26:11 GMT - A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.
Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:47:25 GMT - Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:21:32 GMT - The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
VIDEO: Will protests harm HK economy?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:34:47 GMT - China editor Carrie Gracie asks if Hong Kong's finance workers believe China's claim that protests will harm its economy.
Snapchat hit by weightloss spam scam
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:31:24 GMT - Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.
AUDIO: 'Jammer' stops drivers using phones
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:08:21 GMT - An American entrepreneur has come up with a device that blocks all communication to your phone while you are driving to ensure you're not tempted.
Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:01:38 GMT - Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
Clooney wedding sealed in Venice
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:17 GMT - The marriage of actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin is sealed with a civil ceremony in Venice.
New images from Flight MH370 hunt
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:24:12 GMT - The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.
Complex molecule discovered in space
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:56:38 GMT - The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.
Liberia chief doctor in quarantine
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:15:58 GMT - Liberia's chief medical officer puts herself under quarantine for 21 days, after a colleague was killed by the deadly Ebola virus.
Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:02:29 GMT - A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.
Pardew expects talks with Ashley
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:14:39 GMT - Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have "serious conversations" with owner Mike Ashley after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.
Clarke rift will not sway McGinley
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:16:54 GMT - Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.
One people, 1,200 sausages
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:18:46 GMT - The history of Germany in beer and bratwurst.
An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:32:00 GMT - The rise of the stethoscope led doctors to touch their patients, its decline may lead to them talk more.
Libya parliament rivals hold talks
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:43:45 GMT - Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
Indians fast for jailed politician
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:08:37 GMT - The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.
Belgium tries 46 over jihadist links
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:08:21 GMT - Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:48:39 GMT - An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.
IS and Iraq battle over key town
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:50:18 GMT - Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.
Hannah suspect 'linked to 2009 case'
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:12:06 GMT - Police searching for missing student Hannah Graham say there is a forensic link between suspect Jesse Matthew and another unsolved murder case.
PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:29 GMT - David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
UK economy grew 0.9% in second quarter
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:26:10 GMT - UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
May: New extremism powers needed
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:06:07 GMT - Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell the Conservative Party conference a future Tory government will seek new powers to ban extremist groups.
Annual house price growth 'slows'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:56:59 GMT - The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 9.4% in September in England and Wales, according to the Nationwide.
Day in pictures: 29 September
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:35:08 GMT - News images from around the world: 29 September
In pictures: People of India
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:42:55 GMT - Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers
In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:18:09 GMT - Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong
Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:15:50 GMT - The best news photos from around the world
Day in pictures: 26 September
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:23:38 GMT - News images from around the world: 26 September
Echoes of the Black Country
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:56:32 GMT - Industrial landscapes of the Midlands
In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:17:09 GMT - Eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali
Your pictures: Lighting
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:58:17 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "lighting"
Why 'boots on the ground'?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:01:03 GMT - Where does this overused phrase come from?
Almaz's story
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:03:29 GMT - Abused and unpaid - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia
In pictures: The lure of gold
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:06:58 GMT - Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea
Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:10:43 GMT - Sewer sensors to sniff out home-made bombs
VIDEO: Could VR help build better cities?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:08:10 GMT - How virtual reality is helping build better cities
In pictures: India's dying printing tradition
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:05:41 GMT - India's declining printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta
Coding for cannabis cash
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:03:01 GMT - The startups hoping to transform the marijuana industry
Croatia and the EU - what's changed?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:52:02 GMT - One year after joining the EU the economy is still moribund
VIDEO: D*Face captures stars who died young
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:25:07 GMT - Ghostly portraits of stars who died young
A jihadist beheading in middle America?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:20:24 GMT - Was the Oklahoma killing an act of jihad?
Hong Kong's future?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:35:32 GMT - Linda Yueh on what Hong Kong protests mean for business
Political temperature rises in Baghdad amid IS threat
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:10:17 GMT - Baghdad's political leaders under pressure over IS advance

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