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IS 'not America's fight alone' 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:07:11 GMT 
    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 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:45:08 GMT 
    New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.

PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:41:20 GMT 
    The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.

Obama makes impassioned climate plea 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:57:13 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama tells a UN climate change meeting in New York that the problem is growing faster than the world's efforts to address it.

Spain scraps tighter abortion law 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:49:51 GMT 
    Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.

Vatican arrests ex-envoy over abuse 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:05:21 GMT 
    The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.

Bin Laden son-in-law jailed for life 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:46:25 GMT 
    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 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:54:51 GMT 
    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 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:25:30 GMT 
    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 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:14 GMT 
    Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.

Second video of UK hostage released 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:03:35 GMT 
    A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Karzai warns successors beware of US 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:15 GMT 
    Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.

Medellin high-rises demolished 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:22:07 GMT 
    The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.

VIDEO: The significance of strikes on IS 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:33:52 GMT 
    The BBC's Bridget Kendall reports on the significance of the US and Arab nations joining forces to carry out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria.

VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:32 GMT 
    Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.
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