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Thousands more join HK protests  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:25:39 GMT
Crowds of pro-democracy protesters 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  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:26 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 lost parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says. 
Iran 'postpones' woman's execution  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:37 GMT
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  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:46:32 GMT
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10, and that it will reintroduce the Start Menu. 
Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:29:31 GMT
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore, Maryland say. 
Afghans sign deal to keep US troops  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:58:40 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. 
Catalans slow independence campaign  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:48:54 GMT
The government of Catalonia halts its referendum campaign following a court ruling but remains "determined" to hold the vote. 
White House security plan 'failed'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:03:03 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. 
Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:32:03 GMT
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries amid Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US. 
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. 
VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:37 GMT
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa. 
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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