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Ukraine hit by military setbacks
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:48:26 GMT - Ukraine suffers a series of military setbacks, as hundreds of troops are taken prisoner and its forces withdraw from a key airport.
Ashya parents fight extradition
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:21:05 GMT - A couple who took their five-year-old boy from a British hospital refuse to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at Spain's High Court.
'Cloud' concerns after celeb leaks
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:35:06 GMT - Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities.
PM outlines new anti-terror plans
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:18:25 GMT - New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.
Iran clerics 'must accept internet'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:46 GMT - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:42:02 GMT - The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates agrees to send a fact-finding mission.
Troops return Pakistan TV to air
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:54:22 GMT - Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.
Ferguson police wear body cameras
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:35:18 GMT - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.
Mexico probes mass fish death in lake
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:40:48 GMT - Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
Bosnian Serbs held for 1992 killings
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:20:19 GMT - Thirteen former Bosnian Serb police and soldiers are detained by police on suspicion of carrying out killings at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992.
Fresh clashes erupt in Syrian Golan
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:39:58 GMT - Fresh fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
Lesotho military action ruled out
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:00:15 GMT - Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.
VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:57:20 GMT - There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.
VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:33:38 GMT - Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.
VIDEO: Wedgwood pottery loss 'hammer blow'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:47:37 GMT - A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:35:29 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:18:08 GMT - Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:43:48 GMT - A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.
VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:41:26 GMT - Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.
VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:32 GMT - A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia.
Guardians is top US film of 2014
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:03:35 GMT - Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:17:45 GMT - The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.
Euro manufacturing at 13-month low
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:06:04 GMT - Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
China factory growth misses forecast
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:05 GMT - China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.
Samsung phones to get Nokia maps
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:23:00 GMT - Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch.
VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:01 GMT - David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.
Bush sets new album chart record
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT - Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
Naked photos of celebrities leaked
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:50:51 GMT - Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
Xenon and argon banned for athletes
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:53:44 GMT - Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.
African food security on the menu
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:55:35 GMT - African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
Test Ebola drug '100% effective'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT - The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT - A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:14:33 GMT - Manchester United agree to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Hernandez joins Real Madrid on loan
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:23:33 GMT - Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez joins Champions League winners Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:40:17 GMT - George Orwell was a literary mediocrity and his views on the importance of plain writing are plain wrong, argues writer Will Self.
Why I stopped wearing the headscarf
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:36:59 GMT - A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Islamic countries but recently I decided to take mine off. I am still Muslim - just not so visibly.
Kenya targeting 'ghost workers'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:44:00 GMT - Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
Official heckled amid HK poll anger
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:24:23 GMT - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
Nato plans rapid response force
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:28:51 GMT - Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
Cuba introduces new customs limits
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:37:06 GMT - Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.
Libya militias 'seize ministries'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:06:17 GMT - Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:35 GMT - The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
British Ebola patient 'pretty well'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:41:03 GMT - The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.
Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:23:11 GMT - A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
Abuse researcher 'faced hostility'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:00:14 GMT - A Home Office researcher who wrote a report on sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham in 2002 tells BBC Panorama she faced 'hostility' from the council.
Trucker jailed for killing cyclists
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:41:33 GMT - A lorry driver who killed two cyclists on a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats is jailed for eight and a half years.
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:13:22 GMT - News images from around the world: 28 August
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT - Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:24 GMT - News images from around the world: 27 August
Richard Attenborough career in pictures
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT - British actor and director's illustrious career
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:37:59 GMT - Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:11:10 GMT - News images from around the world: 26 August
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:28:08 GMT - Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
In pictures: The Maliki years
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:59 GMT - Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT - Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?
The girl with three biological parents
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT - The girl who has three biological parents
Day in pictures: 1 September 2014
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:04 GMT - The best news photos from around the world in the past 24 hours
Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:45:08 GMT - Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force
Foreign fighters in east Ukraine
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:32:34 GMT - The Europeans who pitch up in Ukraine to join the fight
VIDEO: Armagayddon: Gay marriage in Ireland
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:54:23 GMT - Parody video about gay marriage in Ireland sparks debate
VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:06:15 GMT - Living off the food other people throw away
How do you break up an 'old lady'?
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:02:57 GMT - Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge
Hi-tech cars pose security risk
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:59:52 GMT - Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers
Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:28:58 GMT - China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions

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