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Iraq forces push against jihadists  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:31:46 GMT
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends. 
Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:31:18 GMT
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive. 
FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:38:25 GMT
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online. 
British activist in Thailand trial  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:10:53 GMT
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation. 
Falcao caps record summer spending  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:22:59 GMT
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m. 
US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:01:03 GMT
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia. 
US works to free trio in N Korea  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:50:51 GMT
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help. 
Pakistan MPs hold emergency session  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:52:04 GMT
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation. 
China accuses MPs of 'interference'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:38:45 GMT
Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns. 
PM outlines new anti-terror plans  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:03:37 GMT
New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says. 
Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:13:56 GMT
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands. 
Spain returns Colombian treasure  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:08:27 GMT
Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country. 
VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:44:43 GMT
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares. 
VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:57:20 GMT
There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent. 
VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory?  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:33:38 GMT
Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.