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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:43:42 GMT 
    Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:07 GMT 
    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' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:42:57 GMT 
    At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:35:16 GMT 
    The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:46 GMT 
    The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

White House security plan 'failed' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:47:01 GMT 
    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.

Pakistan plane video man sacked 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:57:20 GMT 
    A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

Spanish official stabbed in Sudan 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:41:49 GMT 
    Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.

Film workers fast for Indian leader 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:08:37 GMT 
    The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.

Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:13:19 GMT 
    US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by sliding on his knees and praying.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:50:26 GMT 
    The European Commission accuses Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook' 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT 
    Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT 
    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: 'I hid from boulders when volcano erupted' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT 
    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 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT 
    An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
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