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US drops arms to Kurds battling IS  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:37:46 GMT
US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane. 
Two Japan ministers quit amid rows  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:45:42 GMT
Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics. 
Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:19:11 GMT
The World Health Organization is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases. 
Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:54:12 GMT
Joko Widodo, widely known as Jokowi, appeals for national work and unity as he is sworn in as the new president of Indonesia. 
Australia lifts parliament veil ban  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:57:00 GMT
Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils. 
HK protesters deny 'foreign link'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:15:32 GMT
Pro-democracy activists criticise comments by Hong Kong leader CY Leung, who says "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory. 
Downing Street rejects Barroso claims  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:36:46 GMT
A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU. 
Russia denies submarine incident  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:13:33 GMT
Russia denies that one of its submarines got into trouble off Sweden, after reports of suspicious activity in the Baltic. 
China's communist leaders to gather  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:51:31 GMT
A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption is due to begin in Beijing. 
Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:06:40 GMT
A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting short-haul services on Monday is expanded to include long-haul routes on Tuesday. 
Modi party to form state governments  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:52:21 GMT
India's BJP is set to form governments in Maharashtra and Haryana, after the party won the elections in both states. 
Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:38:49 GMT
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms. 
VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:51:25 GMT
There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. 
VIDEO: Pitt: Fury 'depicts reality of war'  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:23:48 GMT
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury. 
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