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US probes 'stray Syria air drop'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:49:13 GMT
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters. 
Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:49:00 GMT
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect. 
Physics reveals how nature sparkles  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:15:57 GMT
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines. 
MEPs set for vote on Juncker EU team  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:34:21 GMT
The new European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, presents his team to MEPs, hoping to get their approval in a vote. 
S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:23 GMT
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North. 
Briton found with throat cut in Bali  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:09:09 GMT
A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says. 
Django actress on lewd conduct charge  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:35 GMT
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who alleged she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public. 
US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:52:36 GMT
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says. 
UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. 
Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:12:01 GMT
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released. 
Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:40 GMT
Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba. 
DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:52:24 GMT
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims. 
VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT
Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event. 
VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:44 GMT
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 
VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shun elections  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.