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First US airstrikes under new IS plan 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:46:45 GMT 
    The US has carried out airstrikes in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.


Ukraine MPs to ratify key EU deal 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:44:30 GMT 
    Ukraine's lawmakers are set to ratify a landmark EU association agreement, but the implementation of a free trade deal is delayed.


Pro-Union leaders in powers pledge 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:59:48 GMT 
    The leaders of the UK's three main political parties sign a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence.


Convoy hit in Afghan bomb attack 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:47:50 GMT 
    A foreign military convoy has been hit by an explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, leaving at least 16 people injured, Afghan sources say.


Obama 'to pledge troops for ebola' 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:29:01 GMT 
    President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the ebola virus, US officials say.


Belgian murderer wins 'right to die' 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:34:41 GMT 
    A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling.


Rio police 'corruption' arrests 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:06:34 GMT 
    Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested twenty-two of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.


Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:15:51 GMT 
    Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.


Move to cut Bangladesh marriage age 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:43:05 GMT 
    The Bangladeshi cabinet proposes measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while toughening the penalty for violating the limits.


Police search after Thailand deaths 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:40:42 GMT 
    Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.


Strong typhoon sweeps past Hong Kong 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:32:00 GMT 
    Typhoon Kalmaegi barrels past Hong Kong, closing schools and disrupting flights, on its way to mainland China from the Philippines.


Hundreds evacuated in US wildfires 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:11:11 GMT 
    Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.


VIDEO: Ivory Coast's home-grown tablet 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:16 GMT 
    How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.


VIDEO: Polish theatre will play to the gods 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:53:28 GMT 
    Kasia Madera reports from Poland on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, which has a unique opening roof.


VIDEO: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:37:22 GMT 
    Prince Harry has a two-fold celebration on Monday - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which have ended in London.
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