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US strikes Islamic State in Syria
The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Algeria militants seize French man
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French man in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

Uighur academic jailed for life
A court in China has found prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says.

White House intruder had ammo in car
The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.

Students to protest in HK centre
Thousands of Hong Kong students are to gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long protest.

US crackdown on overseas tax deals
The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.

Floods hit north-east India states
People in India's north-east are told to move to higher ground as heavy monsoon rains triggers floods and landslides, killing at least 10 people.

China exporting 'tools of torture'
A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.

Fireworks blast at China factory
An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed at least 12 people and injured 33 others, local government officials say.

Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

US student killed by black bear
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.

AUDIO: Pink Floyd unveil new album cover
As the artwork for the new Pink Floyd album is unveiled, the band's creative director Aubrey Po speaks to BBC 6 Music about finding the right cover.

VIDEO: Potter star launches equality campaign
Actress Emma Watson launches a global UN campaign to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality.

VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president
Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.

VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

VIDEO: Jude Law: "DRC gone off the radar"
During a trip to the troubled region of Eastern DRC, British actor Jude Law called for more international attention to be given to the country.

VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues
Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.

VIDEO: Prohibition plans for Kerala
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking.

Row over Galapagos tortoise's body
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.

Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.

Arab Bank liable in terror attacks
A US jury finds Jordan-based Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas, ruling the bank must provide victims of two dozen terrorist attacks with compensation.

Whistleblower gets biggest US payout
The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.

eBay criticised as hacks continue
Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise.

Dotcom: Name was poison for NZ vote
Kim Dotcom, the technology millionaire accused of "massive" piracy, fails in his bid to gain political power in New Zealand.

Lion King 'most successful show'
Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.

Downton Abbey return seen by 8.1m
The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.

Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

Scientists debate sea-ice trends
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.

Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies'
Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice.

Watson targets Europe's key players
US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.

Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner
Red Bull insist Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.

Ants v humans
A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true?

Getting a driving licence without a test
In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception.

More dead in Nigeria church collapse
The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.

Ghani praises Afghan vote deal
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.

UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.

Venezuela launches disarmament plan
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.

Top Israeli spy Harari dies
Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.

Hannah police issue arrest warrant
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.

Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.

Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State.

Salmond to make voting age call
Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered.

Rail delay passengers 'dissatisfied'
Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.

Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world

Day in pictures: 19 September
News images from around the world: 19 September

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results
Scotland votes "No" to independence

Your pictures: Vintage
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage"

Day in pictures: 18 September
News images from around the world: 18 September

In pictures: Memory of History
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present

In pictures: Scotland decides
Images from the Scottish independence referendum

Your Pictures: Photos from Wales
A selection of your photos from around Wales

How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

Families of missing weigh plea risks
Do appeals for hostages' release help or hurt their chances?

Secret Service struggles behind scenes
White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes

Yemen's road to democracy uncertain
Yemen's road to democracy far from clear

IS challenges US to put boots on ground
Why Islamic State wants the West to put boots on the ground

New chapter in Rob Ford soap opera
Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle

'Why I bet 900k on the Scottish referendum'
'Why I bet 900,000 on the Scottish independence referendum'

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

How do you put London's Roman shrine back together?
How to put London's mysterious underground temple back together

Day in pictures: 22 September
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

 
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