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Afghan contenders sign unity deal 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:17:52 GMT 
    A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:26 GMT 
    The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

Kenya marks Westgate mall attack 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:55:24 GMT 
    Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.

Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:43:17 GMT 
    A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.

Yemen clashes cast doubt on 'truce' 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:26:26 GMT 
    Fighting continues in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, despite an announcement that the government and Shia Houthi rebels have agreed to sign a truce.

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only' 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:12:52 GMT 
    A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.

Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked' 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:29:03 GMT 
    Scotland's first minister says "No" voters in last week's independence referendum were "tricked" by UK politicians' late vow of more devolved powers.

UN chief on streets for climate deal 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:38:56 GMT 
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

White House security stepped up 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:48:24 GMT 
    The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.

66,000 Syrians flee into Turkey 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:21:45 GMT 
    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.

Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:49:35 GMT 
    Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.

Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:40:32 GMT 
    A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.

VIDEO: Base jumpers leap from 370m bridge 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:39:20 GMT 
    Base jumpers from around the world have been competing in Anshun city in China's Guizhou province.

VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:35:26 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: River dwellers fear for their future 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:01:05 GMT 
    A government immigration census in Cambodia has members of the ethnic Vietnamese community living on the Tonlé Sap river fearing for their future.
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