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  • Ukraine troops abandon key airport
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:10:15 GMT)

    Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis. ... Read

  • Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:39:49 GMT)

    The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding mission. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Poland commemorates WW2 invasion
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:35:44 GMT)

    Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony. ... Read

  • Troops return Pakistan TV to air
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:14 GMT)

    Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad. ... Read

  • Three dead in China school stabbing
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:54:51 GMT)

    At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report. ... Read

  • Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup'
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:37:34 GMT)

    A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Nuclear vow at Japan-India talks
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:44:25 GMT)

    India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact. ... Read

  • Man held over New Zealand killings
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:29:56 GMT)

    Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office. ... Read

  • Kenya targets 'ghost workers'
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:30:59 GMT)

    Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • US senators urge arms for Ukraine
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:31:21 GMT)

    Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". ... Read

  • Shot TV host was to face grand jury
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:33:16 GMT)

    A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Zimbabwe stun Australia in Harare
  • (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:04:38 GMT)

    Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare. ... Read

  • Senegal confirms first Ebola case
  • (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:28:21 GMT)

    Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak. ... Read

  • Woman has boy after swim to safety
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:21:19 GMT)

    An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:48 GMT)

    Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • Bahrain journalist's sentence upheld
  • (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:06:05 GMT)

    A court in Bahrain upholds a 10-year sentence imposed on photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, as human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja is arrested. ... Read

  • Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'
  • (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:52:58 GMT)

    Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say. ... Read

  • Ashya parents fight extradition
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:32:50 GMT)

    The parents of Ashya King refuse to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain. ... Read

  • No 10 plays down terror law 'rift'
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:36:17 GMT)

    Downing Street plays down reports of a rift with the Liberal Democrats over new counter-terrorism measures set to be announced by David Cameron. ... Read

  • Russia and China launch gas pipeline
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:13:50 GMT)

    Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. ... Read

  • Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:34 GMT)

    One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation". ... Read

  • Gallacher 'should be Ryder Cup pick'
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:02:41 GMT)

    Former European captain Bernard Gallacher says his nephew Stephen should be named as a Ryder Cup wildcard in this month's event. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • 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. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike
  • (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:17:36 GMT)

    From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Pakistan's state TV station stormed
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:34:06 GMT)

    The Pakistani army has stepped in to remove anti-government protesters from state TV headquarters in Islamabad, after they stormed the building, taking it off air. ... Read

  • VIDEO: Ashya King's parents in Madrid court
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:04:29 GMT)

    The parents of Ashya King are expected to appear in a court in Madrid in Spain on Monday morning. The five-year-old was taken from hospital in the UK against medical advice. ... Read

  • VIDEO: HK protesters disrupt vote speech
  • (Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:47:35 GMT)

    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city. ... Read

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