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China throws weight behind HK leader  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:56:55 GMT
China's state media strongly back Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos". 
UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:37:51 GMT
A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says. 
Prince George 'harassment' warning  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:17:03 GMT
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge write to a photographer asking him to "cease harassing" Prince George and his nanny. 
Rebel push to take Donetsk airport  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:36:21 GMT
Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say. 
Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:02:24 GMT
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse. 
Head of US Secret Service resigns  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:42:40 GMT
The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, resigns following recent high-profile security lapses. 
Turkey debates joining war on IS  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:35:33 GMT
The Turkish parliament is to vote on a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory. 
EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:07:14 GMT
Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says. 
Chirac backs Sarkozy rival Juppe  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:05:44 GMT
French ex-leader Jacques Chirac endorses a rival to Nicolas Sarkozy for president in 2017, a move likely to sharpen centre-right divisions. 
Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:34:00 GMT
A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner. 
Bulgaria blast may have killed 15  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:31:12 GMT
As many as 15 people are feared dead after a blast at an explosives factory north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. 
NFL rocked by fresh assault probe  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:18:08 GMT
American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL. 
VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:42:30 GMT
Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates. 
VIDEO: 'Our houses are being destroyed'  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:30:19 GMT
Rengin Arslan reports from the Turkey-Syria border, where strangers are helping families fleeing attacks by Islamic State. 
VIDEO: Iraq PM: No bricks unturned in IS fight  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:17:57 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he welcomes Western efforts to fight Islamic State in his country.