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Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:15:04 GMT 
    Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.


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 declared free of Ebola 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:50:29 GMT 
    The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.


Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:31:44 GMT 
    Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.


Kate's second baby due in April 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:04 GMT 
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace says.


Sweden widens navy hunt near capital 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:34 GMT 
    Sweden widens its search in the waters off Stockholm amid suspicions that a Russian submarine might be lurking there.


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.


PM's EU migrant plan 'by Christmas' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:45:42 GMT 
    David Cameron is to set out plans before the end of the year to further curb the rights of EU migrants amid warnings about the risks involved.


China's communist leaders gather 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:21 GMT 
    A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing.


Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:34:11 GMT 
    One of Pakistan's top charity leaders tells the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.


Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:17:58 GMT 
    The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.


Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:55 GMT 
    British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.


VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:26:17 GMT 
    An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.


VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:11 GMT 
    Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.


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  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:09:33 GMT 
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