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  • Afghan contenders sign unity deal
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:17:52 GMT)

    A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling. ... Read


  • 66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:21:45 GMT)

    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance. ... Read


  • Kenya marks Westgate mall attack
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:55:24 GMT)

    Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed. ... Read


  • Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:43:17 GMT)

    A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say. ... Read


  • Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:12:52 GMT)

    A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove. ... Read


  • UN chief on streets for climate deal
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:38:56 GMT)

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change. ... Read


  • Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce'
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:26:26 GMT)

    Fighting continues in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, despite an announcement that the government and Shia Houthi rebels have agreed to sign a truce. ... Read


  • White House security stepped up
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:48:24 GMT)

    The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours. ... Read


  • Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:49:35 GMT)

    Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say. ... Read


  • Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:40:32 GMT)

    A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says. ... Read



  • Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank
  • (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:19:28 GMT)

    Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day. ... Read


  • Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:40:33 GMT)

    Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm. ... Read


  • NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:01:08 GMT)

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks. ... Read


  • Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT)

    Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel. ... Read


  • Former El Salvador leader in custody
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:53:06 GMT)

    Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador. ... Read


  • Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT)

    A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little. ... Read


  • ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT)

    The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors. ... Read


  • Philippines storm displaces 200,000
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:34:20 GMT)

    Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes. ... Read


  • Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:55 GMT)

    An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack. ... Read


  • Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:29:03 GMT)

    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says "No" voters in last week's referendum were "tricked" by a late vow of more devolved powers. ... Read


  • UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:26 GMT)

    The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him. ... Read


  • Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:36 GMT)

    Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says. ... Read




  • Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:09:53 GMT)

    The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises. ... Read


  • Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
  • (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:31:24 GMT)

    Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant. ... Read



  • French farmers torch tax office
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:49:30 GMT)

    Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town. ... Read


  • Hamilton & Rosberg 'back to normal'
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:11:29 GMT)

    Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg is "back to normal" after their Spa clash. ... Read





  • Rare Monroe negative sold at auction
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:51:20 GMT)

    A rare negative of the movie star Marilyn Monroe, taken during her first professional photo shoot, is sold at auction in Devizes. ... Read





  • VIDEO: 66,000 cross from Syria into Turkey
  • (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:57:12 GMT)

    Since parts of the border were opened 66,000 people have crossed from Syria into Turkey in just 24 hours, a Turkish government official tells the BBC. ... Read



  • VIDEO: Prohibition plans for Kerala
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:42:32 GMT)

    The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking. ... Read



  • VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi
  • (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:30:48 GMT)

    Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war. ... Read














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