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EU launches anti-smuggler operation 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:28:58 GMT 
    The EU is beginning a new naval operation to board and seize boats smuggling migrants across the southern Mediterranean to Europe.

VW expects recall to start in January 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:31:04 GMT 
    VW expects to start a recall of cars affected by its emissions scandal in January, the car giant's new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, has said.

Arrests over Sydney police shooting 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:54:54 GMT 
    Four people are arrested in dawn raids in Sydney in connection with the fatal shooting last week of police worker Curtis Cheng outside a police station.

Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake' 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:43:52 GMT 
    The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.

Yemen's Houthis commit to UN peace plan 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:38:31 GMT 
    Yemen's Houthi rebels confirm in writing to the UN secretary general their commitment to UN resolutions aimed at ending the country's conflict.

Nuclear smuggling deals 'thwarted' 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:59:45 GMT 
    Moldovan police and the FBI are reported to have stopped four attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to extremists in the Middle East.

Burkina Faso coup leader charged 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:04:22 GMT 
    The general who led last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso is charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder.

Russia airspace incursion 'no accident' 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:24:28 GMT 
    Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".

Former UN head charged with corruption 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:28:58 GMT 
    US authorities charge a former UN General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire in return for help gaining contracts.

Top US diplomat urges Haitians to vote 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:46:10 GMT 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Haitians to take part in this month's presidential election and help develop a strong democracy.

US commerce secretary visits Cuba 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:20:29 GMT 
    US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.

Korean leader for UN climate panel 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:26:58 GMT 
    Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

VIDEO: Former UN head charged over bribes 
  Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:55:09 GMT 
    Former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, has been charged in relation to an alleged bribery scheme.

VIDEO: Call to air traffic control after pilot dies 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:37:33 GMT 
    A recording of a call from the co-pilot to air traffic control has been released after a pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston is believed to have died of a heart attack.

VIDEO: Microsoft launches Windows laptop 
  Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:13:19 GMT 
    Microsoft has launched a laptop dubbed the Surface Book, as part of a suite of new Windows 10 products.
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