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IS 'not America's fight alone'

President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.

Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study

New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.

'Crucial' climate talks underway

World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN.

Bin Laden son-in-law jailed for life

Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.

White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo

A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.

Australian 'terror suspect' killed

A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.

Israel murder suspects shot dead

Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.

Karzai warns successors beware of US

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.

Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap

Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.

Algeria militants seize Frenchman

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

Spain scraps tighter abortion law

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.

China jails Uighur academic for life

A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".

Israel downs Syrian fighter jet

A Syrian fighter jet which apparently strayed into Israeli airspace over the occupied Golan Heights is shot down by the Israelis.

Medellin high-rises demolished

The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.

Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal

Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.

Cape Town shuts pro-gay mosque

A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.

China noodle shop 'sold opium-laced noodles'

A Chinese noodle shop owner is accused of lacing his wares with poppy-seed to entice more customers.

US strikes Islamic State in Syria

The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Kidnapped reporter freed in Somalia

Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.

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.

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.

Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal'

About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.

JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban

Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse.

N Korea urged to close 'evil' camps

American Secretary of State, John Kerry, tells North Korea to shut down its prison camps - describing them as an evil system.

HK students escalate protest

More than 1,000 Hong Kong students take their pro-democracy march to government offices, as part of a week-long boycott of classes.

Eurozone growth 'slows in September'

Eurozone business growth cooled again in September, with activity expanding at its slowest pace since December, a closely-watched survey indicates.

Philips plans to split business

Dutch electronics giant Philips says it is planning to split the company in two, separating its lighting business from its healthcare division.

Second video of UK hostage released

A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Cameron to hold talks with Iran

David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - the first time a UK prime minister has met an Iranian president since the Iran's revolution in 1979.

Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'

Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.


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