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Thousands more join HK protests
Pro-democracy crowds grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday, China's National Day.
Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore, Maryland say.
Argentina defies US over debt payment
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with a state-controlled bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
White House security plan 'failed'
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.
EU to keep Russia sanctions in place
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.
Catalans rally for independence vote
Thousands of pro-independence campaigners take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan government says it remains "determined" to hold the vote.
Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.
VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.
VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.
VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
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VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby
Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma
Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.
VIDEO: Obama woos Modi at White House
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is invited to the White House by President Obama after 10 years of being shunned by Washington.
Pakistan plane video man sacked
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.
VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.
eBay to split off PayPal business
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.
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Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.
Threat posed by voice activation
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.
Chinese cinema set for record year
Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.
Marcos art seized in Philippines
Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds.
Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.
New images from Flight MH370 hunt
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.
Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.
Children hit by tooth decay at three
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayern Munich
Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.
Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'
Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut.
One people, 1,200 sausages
The history of Germany in beer and bratwurst.
A jihadist beheading in middle America?
It is still unclear whether a man who beheaded his co-worker did so in a violent rage, or as an act of jihad.
Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.
India teacher 'locked boy in kennel'
Authorities in India investigate reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly locked up in a kennel by his school teacher as punishment for talking to another child in class.
Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.
Venezuela defends Clorox seizure
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.
California imposes plastic bag ban
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.
RAF jets strike first IS targets
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.
May: Our values will beat extremists
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.
DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.
Teacher found dead filmed naked boys
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was found dead the day after he was visited by police.
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Islamic State 'adapting to air strikes'
IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes
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In pictures: The lure of gold
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Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs
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In pictures: India's dying printing tradition
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Coding for cannabis cash
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EU hearings: The grilling of Lord Hill
UK's Lord Hill faces tough scrutnity for EU job
The RAF's 'difficult' Iraq mission
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