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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.

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.

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".

Tiger kills schoolboy at Delhi zoo
A white tiger has killed an Indian schoolboy at Delhi zoo, officials and witnesses say.

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 cash from Norway.

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.

HK students gather for park protest
Hong Kong students gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long pro-democracy protest.

'Crucial' climate talks set to begin
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.

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.

Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New toxic mine spill in Mexico
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.

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.

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.

Peshawar bomb attack 'kills three'
At least three people are killed in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar as violence returns after several months of relative calm.

BHP Billiton to cut 700 coal jobs
BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi plan to cut 700 jobs at a joint coal mining venture in Australia because of tough market conditions.

Salmond to make voting age call
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered to 16 in future elections.

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 has been 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: 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.

Barclays hit by record 38m fine
Barclays Bank has been fined a record 38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' money separate from its own.

Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

China firm in Portuguese hospital bid
China's biggest privately-held company Fosun joins a bidding war for Portuguese hospital operator Espirito Santo Saude.

Jimmy Choo to float shares in London
Designer shoe maker Jimmy Choo announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

Man Utd 100m off title - Neville
Manchester United need two more transfer windows of heavy spending to contend for the title, says ex-defender Phil Neville.

Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout
Andy Murray says he does not "regret giving an opinion" but was "disappointed" with the way he tweeted his support for Scottish independence.

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.

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

Singer to direct new X-Men outing
Film-maker Bryan Singer is to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next movie in the long-running blockbuster franchise.

Theatres makes gender equality pledge
Leading English theatres commit to making changes in their programming and working practices to address gender inequality in the theatre industry.

VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'
US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.

VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria
Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.

VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths
The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.

VIDEO: 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.

VIDEO: 'Every parent's worst nightmare'
The parents of missing Virginia University student Hannah Graham appeal for help as the search for their daughter continues.

VIDEO: Blair: 'Boots on ground' to defeat IS
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.

VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.

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.

Letter from Africa: Internet warriors
Nigeria's political "thugs" go digital for 2015 election

New battle for Ukraine's wounded
Ukraine's wounded forced to fight for artificial limbs

Why Pakistan's militants can still strike at will
Pakistan's militants on back foot but still lethal

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

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

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