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IS 'not America's fight alone' 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:07:11 GMT 
    President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.


China and US pledge climate action 
  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:37:57 GMT 
    China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in reducing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.


India gears up for big Mars moment 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:50:37 GMT 
    India hopes to make history shortly by putting its first satellite in orbit around the Red Planet.


PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:41:20 GMT 
    The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.


Spain scraps tighter abortion law 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:49:51 GMT 
    Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.


Vatican arrests ex-envoy over abuse 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:05:21 GMT 
    The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.


Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:45:08 GMT 
    New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.


Brazil refuses deforestation pact 
  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:42:10 GMT 
    Brazil refuses to sign up to a pact setting a deadline for ending deforestation entirely by 2030, saying the deal could clash with its laws.


Yemen rebel chief hails 'revolution' 
  Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:28:00 GMT 
    The leader of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels describes his supporters' takeover of key parts of the capital, Sanaa, as a "successful revolution".


Bin Laden son-in-law jailed for life 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:46:25 GMT 
    Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.


White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:54:51 GMT 
    A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.


Karzai warns successors beware of US 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:15 GMT 
    Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.


VIDEO: The significance of strikes on IS 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:33:52 GMT 
    The BBC's Bridget Kendall reports on the significance of the US and Arab nations joining forces to carry out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria.


VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:32 GMT 
    Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.


VIDEO: Woolly mammoth skeleton up for auction 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:33:41 GMT 
    A rare skeleton of a woolly mammoth is set to be sold at auction in the UK in November with a guide price of £150,000 to £250,000
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