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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.
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