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IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:22:46 GMT
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq. 
VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:52:25 GMT
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town. 
Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:07:53 GMT
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid a 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. 
Boris Island airport plan rejected  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:01:44 GMT
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs. 
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 07:19:25 GMT
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia. 
British activist in Thailand trial  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:25:54 GMT
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation. 
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. 
Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. 
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. 
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: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:04 GMT
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better.