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U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says
2014-09-01 19:36:43
U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

NATO to create 'high-readiness force'
2014-09-01 17:30:43
NATO members are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine, NATO's Secretary General says.

Great old buildings: Save or raze?
2014-09-01 16:43:43
Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world.

UK slams Israel's 'ill-judged' West Bank land expropriation
2014-09-01 14:46:22
Britain has urged Israel to reverse its move to claim almost 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank, saying it deplores the "ill-judged decision."

U.N. to investigate alleged human rights abuses committed by ISIS
2014-09-01 14:27:59
The United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday they will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by ISIS.

World War II: 75th anniversary
2014-09-01 12:59:18
September 1 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium soon came under German control, and when France fell less than a year later, Britain was the only nation left in Western Europe to oppose Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Click through for key photos from the war.

Brits say 'EU sucks' over vacuum cleaner ban
2014-09-01 12:56:54
The EU police are not about to take your vacuum cleaner away from you. So, stop worrying.

New way for Britain to fight terror: Seize passports
2014-09-01 11:57:04
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a statement on the country's increased terror threat level, from "substantial" to "severe," when he addresses lawmakers in Westminster on Monday.

Remembering Beslan massacre
2014-09-01 10:56:00
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh visits Beslan, Russia, where 10 years ago Chechen militants stormed a back-to-school assembly.

Exclusive: 3 Americans held in North Korea plead for help
2014-09-01 10:23:30
Three Americans -- Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle -- detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions today in an exclusive interview with CNN's Will Ripley.

Welcome to Irish beach racing
2014-09-01 09:49:49
The going is always soft and the only permanent building is a toilet block. It's the antithesis to the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot ... welcome to Laytown Racecourse.

Paul McCartney signs letter urging Scotland to stick with UK
2014-09-01 07:53:37
Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high-profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in a vote on independence next month.

Missing British boy with brain tumor found in Spain
2014-09-01 07:00:53
A 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor who was removed from a British hospital, starting an intense international search, has been found in Spain with his parents, the Hampshire Constabulary posted on its Facebook page late Saturday.

Israel kills drone near Syrian border
2014-09-01 07:00:01
Israel has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli airspace near the Syrian border on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed.

The challenges of covering Ebola
2014-09-01 06:54:33
CNN's Nima Elbagir shares the hardships of reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

The man who hunted bin Laden
2014-09-01 06:51:31
On Thursday in Tampa, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a change of command ceremony during which Adm. William "Bill" McRaven handed over the reins of Special Operations Command to his successor, Gen. Joseph Votel.

London's Muslims fear witch hunt
2014-09-01 06:47:55
As Britain announces a new anti-terror response, CNN's Karl Penhaul meets some Muslims who fear a modern day witch-hunt.

Four arrested over alleged Manila airport bomb plot
2014-09-01 06:41:06
Four men have been arrested after allegedly trying to detonate a bomb at Manila's international airport Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

What's on ISIS 'laptop of doom'?
2014-09-01 06:36:33
A reporter who has viewed the contents of an ISIS laptop says it contains a manual for a bio-attack, propaganda & more.

11 things to know about Myanmar
2014-09-01 06:32:58
How do Burmese punks keep their mohawks standing tall?

Paradise with a conscience?
2014-09-01 06:04:16
A resort on remote Sumba has one of the world's best surf breaks, but that's only the start of the superlatives.

Cockroaches treat ailments in China
2014-09-01 05:19:33
A Chinese roach farmer says business is booming. Bugs are sold to pharmaceutical companies for serious cash.

Beijing says no to open elections in Hong Kong
2014-09-01 02:46:28
It's a decision thousands of protesters feared.

What North Korea wants you to see
2014-09-01 02:03:10
On a tightly controlled trip, CNN's Will Ripley gets a glimpse of a country that has built an almost unassailable boundary between it and the outside world.

Police, protesters battle in Islamabad, Pakistan
2014-09-01 01:49:50
Protesters demanding the resignation of the Pakistani Prime Minister engaged in running battles with police near government offices in the capital Monday.

Libyan militia uses vacated U.S. Embassy in Libya as swim club
2014-08-31 23:43:02
Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube on Sunday.

Lesotho PM alleges army coup attempt
2014-08-31 03:11:28
An attempted military coup took place in the remote and mountainous nation of Lesotho on Saturday, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA.

U.S. military strikes ISIS targets
2014-08-31 03:10:57
The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."

Ukraine on the verge of 'full-scale war'
2014-08-31 03:08:40
A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.

U.N. peacekeepers under fire in Golan Heights; 44 being detained
2014-08-31 03:07:57
Two U.N. peacekeeper positions in the Golan Heights came under fire Saturday while efforts continued to free 44 detained peacekeepers, the United Nations reported.

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Remains of Another 9 Victims of MH17 Crash in Ukraine Delivered to Malaysia - Reports
2014-09-01 20:37:10
Remains of another nine people killed in a plane crash in eastern Ukraine have been delivered to Malaysia, New Straits Times reported Tuesday.

Twelve People Killed, Over 40 Wounded in Double Bombing in Baghdad - Reports
2014-09-01 15:21:09
Two mined cars have exploded in the south of Baghdad, killing 12 people and injuring 41, Iraqi radio station Shafak FM reported Monday evening.

Russian, Italian Foreign Ministers Discuss Ukrainian Crisis Settlement
2014-09-01 13:01:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini have discussed by phone the ongoing effort to find optimal solutions to the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

New Demonstration in Support of Russian Journalist Andrei Stenin Held in Argentina
2014-09-01 12:29:00
A demonstration in support of International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who is missing in Ukraine, has been organized in Argentina.

UN Human Rights Council Says Islamic State Actions Amount to Crimes Against Humanity
2014-09-01 12:12:00
The UN Human Rights Council on Monday condemned terrorist acts and systematic human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, saying they amount to crimes against humanity.

Next Ukrainian Contact Group Meeting Due Friday ? Donetsk Deputy Prime Minister
2014-09-01 11:45:00
The Contact Group on Ukrainian reconciliation, comprising Russia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Kiev government and east Ukraine independence supporters, will convene on Friday, a Donetsk official said Monday.

Pope Francis Sends Letter to Residents of Beslan Who Mark 10 Years Since School Massacre
2014-09-01 11:03:00
Pope Francis has written a letter to the residents of the town of Beslan in North Ossetia who are marking ten years since the Beslan school massacre, Italian media reported Monday.

NATO Spokesperson Says ?Unaware? of NATO Officers in Ukraine?s Mariupol
2014-09-01 11:01:00
NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Monday that she was unaware of possible presence of NATO officers in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Norway?s NADL Hopes to Expand Business With Rosneft Despite Sanctions
2014-09-01 10:59:00
The Norwegian company North Atlantic Drilling Limited (NADL) that signed various contracts with Russia?s oil giant Rosneft during the summer period, hopes to continue doing business with Rosneft and other Russian companies, despite the possibility of the imposition of new sanctions against Russia by the West, NADL?s chief executive Alf Ragnar Lovdal said.

Timeserving Decisions Should Not Affect Russian-French Cooperation ? Moscow
2014-09-01 10:48:00
The long-standing tradition of cooperation between Russia and France should not fall victim to ?timeserving decisions,? the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday, commenting on the recent statement by a senior French diplomat.

Rasmussen: 'Russia-France Mistral Ships Deal France?s Responsibility'
2014-09-01 10:39:00
NATO has not considered taking over the order for two Mistral helicopter carriers that France is responsible for delivering to Russia, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a press conference Monday.

Head of US Diplomatic Mission Summoned in Ankara Over Snowden-Leaked NSA Spying Documents
2014-09-01 10:26:00
Turkey?s foreign ministry summoned one of the most senior US diplomats in Turkey in order to explain reports on Washington?s spying activities in the country, Turkey?s Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, said Monday.

Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Demand Kiev Guarantee Their Right to Use Russian
2014-09-01 10:17:00
The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are demanding that the Kiev government guarantee their right to use Russian as an official language.

Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Call on Kiev to Acknowledge 'Special Status' - Statement
2014-09-01 10:09:00
The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk People?s Republics have called upon Kiev to acknowledge their special status in exchange for fulfilling the capitol'sdemands and promising to use maximum efforts to keep Ukraine a unified space.

Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Suggest Reconciliation Commission
2014-09-01 10:04:00
The representatives of the self-proclaimed people?s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in southeastern Ukraine published a joint statement Monday demanding that the Kiev government set up a joint commission for a peace settlement.

Luhansk, Donetsk Republics Call on Kiev to Grant Amnesty to Political Prisoners
2014-09-01 10:03:00
The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk People?s Republics have called on Kiev to grant amnesty to political prisoners, militia, as well as politicians, deputies and Cabinet members of the republics during talks in Minsk on Monday.

Russia 'Indignant' at Ukrainian Escalation Claims by US Envoy to OSCE
2014-09-01 09:51:00
Russia is ?indignant? at comments made last week by Daniel Baer, the US envoy to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday.

NATO May Hold Drills, Set Up Military Training Centre In Georgia ? Rasmussen
2014-09-01 09:48:00
NATO may hold military drills and establish a military training center in Georgia, NATO Secretary General Andrers Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

Rasmussen: 'NATO Favors Good Relations With Russia, Adapts to Current Situation'
2014-09-01 09:44:00
NATO believes good relations with Russia are important but the alliance has to adapt to the situation given Russia?s position towards NATO, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.

New Anti-Russia Sanctions Could Put ExxonMobil Investments in Jeopardy - NASDAQ
2014-09-01 09:21:00
If sanctions against Russia broaden in the coming months Exxon may be affected by transfer restrictions on technology, NASDAQ reported on Monday.

Moldova Asks EU to Provide Its Farmers With Financial Assistance
2014-09-01 09:18:00
Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca asked the European Union to provide Moldovan farmers with financial aid during a meeting with Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, a spokesman for the Moldovan government told RIA Novosti Monday.

Chinese ?Haima? Plans to Return to Russian Auto Market
2014-09-01 08:43:50
Chinese automotive company Haima plans to enter the Russian market, following another Chinese automobile manufacturer Lifan, newspaper Kommersant reports.

Dolphin Hunting Season Begins in Japan
2014-09-01 08:28:00
The controversial six-month long dolphin hunting season began in Taiji, Japan, an official of the Taiji fisheries association announced on Monday.

Saudi King Predicts Europe, US Next Targets of ISIS
2014-09-01 08:26:00
Addressing newly appointed ambassadors, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia said that ISIS? next targets will be Europe and the US, the New York Post reports.

Moscow Urges Ukraine to Investigate ?Humanitarian Crimes? in Kiev, Odessa, Mariupol
2014-09-01 07:49:00
Russia expects Kiev to investigate ?humanitarian crimes,? which followed the February coup, Russian Foreign Ministry?s Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov told Kommersant FM radio Monday.

Power of Siberia Pipeline to Develop Russia?s Gas Infrastructure ? Putin
2014-09-01 07:38:00
The Power of Siberia gas pipeline will give Russia the ability to export gas as well as the ability to develop the country?s gas infrastructure, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the opening ceremony of the pipeline?s construction Monday.

US Cold War Covert Civilian Agent Program Targeting Soviet Union Exposed
2014-09-01 07:36:00
During the Cold War, the United States recruited and trained civilian Alaskans as part of a covert network designed to collect intelligence in preparation for a Russian invasion, the AP reported.

Anti-War Hashtags Getting Popular on Twitter Ahead of NATO Summit
2014-09-01 07:31:00
Anti-war hashtags, such as #StopNATO and #NoToNATO, have been gaining in popularity on Twitter ahead of the NATO summit in Wales, Great Britain, slated for September 4 - 5.

UK Researchers Blame Western Eating Habits for Climate Change
2014-09-01 07:24:00
An ongoing increase in meat and dairy consumption could potentially increase greenhouse gases emissions by 80 percent, a joint study from Cambridge and Aberdeen universities concluded.

Crimean Court Seizes Kolomoisky's Property - Reports
2014-09-01 07:17:00
Crimean bailiffs seized the hotel and recreation complex Tavria belonging to Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky's Privatbank, Izvestia newspaper reported Monday, citing Crimean prosecutors.

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Putin accuses Kiev, West of provoking insurgent offensive
2014-09-01 08:34:55
The recent offensive of anti-government insurgents in eastern Ukraine was provoked by Kiev's actions and the West's refusal to get to the root of the situation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

Libya's elected parliament asks Abdullah al-Thinni to form new gov't: lawmaker
2014-09-01 08:24:55
Libya's elected parliament, the house of representatives, on Monday asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form new government, a lawmaker said.

Germany decides to deliver arms to Iraq
2014-08-31 18:54:57
Germany decided on Sunday to provide anti-tank missiles and machine guns to the Kurds in northern Iraq to support the fight against the Islamic State (IS), German media reported.

Putin calls for talks on state system in eastern Ukraine
2014-08-31 18:45:20
Ukrainian authorities should start talks on the state system in southeastern regions of the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday.

U.S. House intel committee head blasts White House over Islamic State
2014-08-31 18:45:20
U.S. House Intelligence Committee head Mike Rogers blasted the White House on Sunday over its lack of a plan regarding the Islamic State terror group.

Security forces break siege of town in Iraq
2014-08-31 18:33:48
Iraqi security forces on Sunday made a break through to the town of Amerli after more than two months of being sieged by the Islamic State militant group, security sources said.

Israeli official calls for int'l summit to disarm, rebuild Gaza
2014-08-31 18:33:47
Israel's Finance Minister on Sunday called on international leaders to hold a regional summit focused on demilitarizing and reconstructing the Gaza Strip, which was devastated following Israel's military offensive against the Islamist Hamas movement.

Car bomb hits intelligence office in E. Afghan city
2014-08-30 01:18:48
Casualties were feared as a suicide car bomb targeted the provincial intelligence office building in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, early Saturday morning, source said.

Russia enhances military prowess for self-protection: Putin
2014-08-29 20:05:49
Russia is strengthening nuclear deterrence capability and equipping troops with latest armaments for its own security, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Anti-Japanese War video tells victory in Yangmingbao Battle
2014-08-29 20:03:49
The fifth episode of an ongoing documentary series on the Anti-Japanese War has told the story of a night raid in Yangmingbao, in which Chinese troops were successful in killing enemies and damaging their flight capability.

UN committee concerns over Japan's racial discrimination issues
2014-08-29 19:49:29
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Friday raised concerns over the lack of legislation against racial discrimination and persistent racial discrimination issues in Japan.

No Ebola cases confirmed in S. Africa: health authorities
2014-08-29 19:45:06
No Ebola cases have been reported or confirmed in South Africa, or the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, the SA Department of Health said on Friday.

IS kills 160 Syrian soldiers in al-Raqqa: activists
2014-08-28 20:05:04
The Islamic State (IS) militants killed more than 160 Syrian soldiers who were captured by the terrorist group in the northern al-Raqqa province, according to activists' reports and online video footages published on Thursday.

Dutch police arrest Jihad recruiting suspects in The Hague
2014-08-28 20:03:56
Three citizens of The Hague have been arrested for allegedly recruiting for jihad in Syria and Iraq and inciting hatred, the Dutch Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

Britain issues travel warning for Sierra Leone over Ebola outbreak
2014-08-28 19:49:33
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Thursday issued travel warnings to its nationals against "all but essential travel" to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia due to the outbreak of Ebola.

Obama blames Russia for violence in eastern Ukraine
2014-08-28 19:45:08
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.

Tomato-rich diet helps prevent prostate cancer
2014-08-27 19:16:25
Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, a new research by British scientists suggests.

Chinese vice premier in Czech for closer ties
2014-08-27 19:16:25
China and the Czech Republic is turning a new page on bilateral relations as Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli arrived here Wednesday evening to forge closer ties with Czech and other Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC).

U.S. opens patent probe into noise-canceling headphones
2014-08-27 19:04:16
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) said Wednesday it has voted to initiate a patent investigation of certain noise canceling headphones and components thereof from four companies based in the United States, Ireland and China.

Israel, Hamas claim 'victory' in Gaza war
2014-08-27 18:39:59
Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday both claimed "victory" in the Gaza war, one day after the long-term cease-fire came into effect.

Radical militants seize Syria crossing near Israel: activists
2014-08-27 18:30:11
An array of radical militant groups on Wednesday seized a border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, killing 20 Syrian soldiers, activists said.

Turkish FM elected as premier, ruling AKP chairman
2014-08-27 18:24:58
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Wednesday elected incumbent Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the sole candidate for the party helm, as premier and party leader.

5,000 families affected due to India, Pakistan firing on border in Kashmir
2014-08-26 19:06:34
Indian- controlled Kashmir Tuesday said 5,000 families of 45 villages along the international border (IB) were affected due to India, Pakistan border firing.

Ukraine says ready to accept more Russian humanitarian aid with conditions
2014-08-26 18:50:57
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it didn't rule out a possibility of receiving a second convoy of humanitarian aid from Russia if certain conditions were met.

Eurasian leaders meet on Ukraine crisis, economic ties
2014-08-26 18:48:44
Heads of states of the Customs Union and Ukraine met here Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis and economic cooperation.

Obama approves surveillance flights over Syria
2014-08-26 18:48:44
U.S. President Barack Obama has approved surveillance flights over Syria amid debates including over whether to conduct airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) targets inside the war-torn country, local media reported Tuesday.

Ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza Strip: witnesses
2014-08-26 18:33:52
A new Gaza ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT), after an agreement, brokered by Egypt, reached between Israel and the Palestinian factions, including Hamas movement.

Obama says eradicating Islamic State will not be easy
2014-08-26 18:19:59
U.S. President Barack Obama cautioned on Tuesday that wiping out a radical group like the Islamic State will not be easy and quick.

Putin, Poroshenko hold first bilateral meeting in Minsk
2014-08-26 18:18:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday held a bilateral meeting in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, the first one since the latter took office in May, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Putin says Kiev's EU deal to stymie Customs Union-Ukraine cooperation
2014-08-26 08:45:10
Russian President Vladimir Putin said here Tuesday that it will be practical to enhance cooperation between the Customs Union and Ukraine, but that is unlikely to happen if Kiev materializes the Association Agreement with the European Union.

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FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks
2014-09-01 20:38:25
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

British activist in Thailand trial
2014-09-01 20:23:12
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Anti-euro party shakes up German politics
2014-09-01 20:07:43
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics

Iraq forces push against jihadists
2014-09-01 19:31:46
Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.

Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for 6m
2014-09-01 19:31:35
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd
2014-09-01 19:13:01
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for 16m.

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
2014-09-01 19:04:29
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
2014-09-01 18:59:48
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session
2014-09-01 18:52:04
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.

Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia
2014-09-01 18:31:18
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.

The students behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
2014-09-01 18:11:03
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant

Spain returns Colombian treasure
2014-09-01 18:08:27
Spain returns to Colombia 691 smuggled indigenous artefacts, seized from drug gangs in a police operation in 2003.

Saving America?s honeybees
2014-09-01 18:06:13
Can America's honeybees be saved?

VIDEO: Indonesia wary of growing IS support
2014-09-01 18:01:38
The Indonesian government has banned the jihadist group Islamic State, but support for the organisation is still evident in meetings and demonstrations across the nation.

China accuses MPs of 'interference'
2014-09-01 17:38:45
Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.

Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'
2014-09-01 16:59:35
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.

VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli?
2014-09-01 16:52:25
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.

VIDEO: ?I smuggled jihadists into Syria?
2014-09-01 16:31:07
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.

Obama renews minimum wage push
2014-09-01 16:28:14
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters
2014-09-01 16:24:21
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic & Serena win at US Open
2014-09-01 16:13:27
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams win in straight sets to ease to the quarter-finals of the US Open.

PM outlines new anti-terror plans
2014-09-01 16:03:37
New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.

Israel to take over West Bank land
2014-09-01 16:02:07
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.

Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'
2014-09-01 15:41:59
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.

Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'
2014-09-01 15:16:43
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity", as a BBC team reaches the town of Amerli after a two-month siege ends.

Man Utd complete 13.8m Blind deal
2014-09-01 14:58:53
Manchester United sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax for 13.8m.

US works to free trio in N Korea
2014-09-01 14:31:51
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.

McGinley braced for tough decisions
2014-09-01 14:23:47
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.

VIDEO: Inside Amerli after lifting of siege
2014-09-01 14:12:45
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the besieged town of Amerli, which was liberated by Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Sunday.

Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital
2014-09-01 13:47:28
Security forces and protesters continue their clashes in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.

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Mexico investigates mass fish death in lagoon
2014-09-01 19:31:57
Fishermen continue to pull tonnes of dead fish out of Cajititlan that has been scene of four fish kills this year.

Deadly knife attack at China school
2014-09-01 17:29:41
Man stabs three children and teacher to death in school that reportedly denied his daughter admission.

UN body to probe Islamic State crimes in Iraq
2014-09-01 16:29:14
Human Rights Council decides to send team to investigate abuses and crimes, including massacres and forced conversions.

Iran leader urges clerics to accept Internet
2014-09-01 15:42:54
President Hassan Rouhani urges clerics to be more tolerant and lift restrictions on new technologies and the Internet.

Police detain 13 Bosnian Serbs for war crimes
2014-09-01 15:08:20
Officers arrest 13 Bosnian-Serb policemen and soldiers for suspected war crimes committed during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

What are Russia's plans for eastern Ukraine?
2014-09-01 15:00:44
The EU threatens further sanctions amid continuing accusations of Russian military involvement in Ukraine.

Anti-PM protesters storm Pakistan broadcaster
2014-09-01 14:41:18
Demonstrators enter building of Pakistan TV, briefly forcing it off air, amid continuing demands for PM to step down.

Libyan MP asked to form new government
2014-09-01 14:13:30
Abdullah al-Thinni quit last week as PM but was asked by elected parliament to form government amid ongoing violence.

Seleka expels its members from CAR government
2014-09-01 13:26:17
Rebel coalition says it was not consulted over appointees to new government, casting doubt over future of named cabinet.

Ukraine's troops retreat from vital airport
2014-09-01 12:25:27
Soldiers abandon defence of an airport in Luhansk after heavy clashes with what Kiev says are Russian tanks.

Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land
2014-09-01 11:34:21
US official describes as "counterproductive" Israeli announcement to appropriate land, said to be largest in 30 years.

Israel seizes most West Bank land in 30 years
2014-09-01 10:42:31
Palestinians and US officials condemn move that will connect West Bank settlements to those in south Jerusalem.

Iran convicts Ahmadinejad's vice president
2014-09-01 08:47:40
Judge says Mohammad Reza Rahimi, an official under ex-president, has been jailed and fined, but does not reveal charges.

Case filed against Pakistan protest leaders
2014-09-01 08:26:45
Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri booked under anti-terrorism act after their supporters briefly occupied state TV building.

Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State
2014-09-01 07:19:31
Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.

Pakistani protesters briefly occupy state TV
2014-09-01 05:57:51
Demonstrators calling for resignation of PM stop transmission for 45 minutes before building was cleared by army forces.

Russia urges 'immediate ceasefire' in Ukraine
2014-09-01 04:56:48
Russian foreign minister says peace talks should be devoted to agreeing on an immediate ceasefire without conditions.

Hong Kong police disperse pro-democracy group
2014-09-01 02:52:55
Chinese official visiting financial hub heckled by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists who demand full democracy.

Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli
2014-09-01 02:15:25
Government forces mainly composed of peshmerga fighters enter northern town where thousands of civilians were trapped.

Libyan militia storm US embassy in Tripoli
2014-09-01 01:07:54
Evacuated embassy compound in the capital raided as fighting rages among rival militias in the North African country.

N Korea fires short-range projectile into sea
2014-09-01 00:59:15
Missile reportedly launched towards Sea of Japan amid high military tension between North and South Korea.

US decries Israel's West Bank land grab
2014-08-31 23:59:21
Official describes as counterproductive Israeli announcement to appropriate 400 hectares of .West Bank land.

Obama under fire over foreign policy
2014-08-31 16:54:07
Democratic and Republican representatives criticise US president as he wrestles with crises in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

Sweden 'investigates' possible Ebola case
2014-08-31 16:42:03
Reports say hospital in Swedish capital is treating in isolation unit a man who travelled to a "risk area".

Call for Houthi civil disobedience in Yemen
2014-08-31 16:33:51
Houthi tribal leader urges supporters to escalate ongoing protests, defying appeals by the UN to end hostilities.

Germany offers military aid against IS group
2014-08-31 15:21:38
Defence minister says 4,000 Kurdish fighters will be armed to fight Islamic State group operating in Syria and Iraq.

Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine
2014-08-31 15:20:44
Russian president raises stakes in Ukraine conflict, calling for talks on secession of pro-Moscow regions.

Pakistan anti-government protests turn deadly
2014-08-31 15:17:20
At least three people killed and 494 injured as police clash with protesters calling for PM Nawaz Sharif to resign.

China denies Hong Kong full democracy
2014-08-31 15:03:58
Electoral framework allows direct elections in 2017, but rules out direct nomination of candidates by voters.

US jets target IS positions in Iraq
2014-08-31 14:13:15
Warplanes attack fighters in besieged northern town of Amerli and airdrop humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there.

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Video: Ukraine?s children return to school as fighting rages on
2014-09-01 15:37:41
Thousands of Ukrainian children were on Monday forced to start the new school year far away from their homes, separated from friends and teachers by the war that continues to rage in the country?s south and east.

US urges Israel to reverse West Bank land seizure
2014-09-01 12:30:10
The United States urged Israel on Monday to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area of the occupied West Bank.

UN backs inquiry of IS group?s alleged crimes in Iraq
2014-09-01 12:07:01
The UN?s top human rights body on Monday approved the Iraqi government?s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and Iraq.

French education ministry picture sparks racist abuse
2014-09-01 12:00:03
A picture of a group of pre-school children posted on the French education ministry?s Facebook page (see above) was inundated over the weekend with racist comments ? because most of the children in the photo were black.

French police arrest hungry hedgehog hunters
2014-09-01 10:47:29
Paris police have arrested three men they caught in the act of hunting hedgehogs destined for the pot.

Teddy Riner, France?s unstoppable judo champion
2014-09-01 07:25:19
French judo heavyweight Teddy Riner claimed his sixth consecutive world championship this weekend in Russia, confirming his current dominance in the over 100kg division. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the man who has become a legend, aged just 25.

Ukrainian forces retreat from Luhansk airport after clashes
2014-09-01 05:19:09
Ukrainian forces have been ordered to retreat from the main airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk after clashes with a Russian tank battalion, Ukrainian military sources said on Monday.

Anti-government protesters storm Pakistan's state TV
2014-09-01 02:04:25
Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan's government briefly seized the state broadcaster on Monday, intensifying the political crisis gripping the nuclear-armed nation.

PSG trounce Saint-Etienne 5-0 with Ibrahimovic hat trick
2014-09-01 01:27:16
Paris Saint-Germain moved into second place in the French league on Sunday by drubbing Saint-Etienne 5-0 at home.

Rescue efforts under way after French apartment block blast
2014-09-01 00:21:48
Rescue workers searched overnight for two people still missing after an explosion ripped through an apartment building in a Paris suburb, killing at least six people and reducing half of a residential building to rubble.

Iraqi forces free Amerli in biggest victory over IS militants since June
2014-09-01 00:09:42
Iraqi forces aided by US air strikes have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli, where thousands have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water supplies.

France's Simon beats Ferrer to advance to last 16 in US Open
2014-08-31 15:02:08
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round Sunday.

Tension rises in Hong Kong as Beijing rejects open elections
2014-08-31 12:19:46
Pro-democracy activists vowed on Sunday to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after China's parliament rejected their demands for the right to freely choose the former British colony's next leader in 2017.

Israel appropriates large tracts of West Bank land
2014-08-31 11:48:25
Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war.

French police stop 'teenage jihadist and recruiter'
2014-08-31 09:54:54
French police stopped a 16-year-old girl from boarding a flight to Turkey at Nice airport on Saturday on suspicion that she was on her way to join an Islamist militia in Syria, the Interior ministry said.

Putin calls for 'statehood' talks on eastern Ukraine
2014-08-31 09:30:12
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday sharply raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by mentioning statehood for the country's restive east, as fighting involved navy ships on the Azov Sea for the first time.

French PM vows to safeguard 35-hour work week at Socialist rally
2014-08-31 09:09:18
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged on Sunday that he would not dismantle the 35-hour working week in a bid to reassure the party?s core voters, amid concerns about the government?s direction and open party infighting.

Kidnapped Yazidi women 'sold to Islamists' in Syria
2014-08-31 07:38:27
Dozens of Yazidi women who were kidnapped in Iraq by militants from the Islamic State group have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and then sold to the jihadists as "wives", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.

EU mulls Russia sanctions as Kiev warns of 'full-scale war'
2014-08-31 03:50:13
The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain.

Algerian diplomats held by Islamists are freed in Mali
2014-08-31 02:29:11
Two Algerian diplomats who were kidnapped in Mali in April 2012 by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) were freed on Saturday, the Algerian foreign ministry announced.

Filipino UN troops escape Islamists in Golan Heights
2014-08-31 01:32:05
All the Filipino UN peacekeepers trapped by Islamist militants in the Golan Heights are now safe after they slipped away under cover of darkness and made it to a nearby UN encampment, military sources in the Philippines said Sunday.

US aid drops begin in besieged Iraqi town of Amerli
2014-08-31 00:40:40
The US military on Saturday began air drops of humanitarian aid at Baghdad's request on the Iraqi town of Amerli, where thousands of ethnic Turkmen Shiites have been cut off from food, water and medical supplies by Islamist fighters.

Opposition protesters clash with Pakistani police outside PM's house
2014-08-30 15:47:45
Scores of people were injured in clashes between police and opposition protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Saturday, officials said, with the toll expected to rise as fighting continues.

Dozens of UN peacekeepers still held by Syrian jihadists
2014-08-30 15:21:49
Some of the Filipino blue helmets surrounded by militants linked to al-Qaeda on the Syrian side of the border with Israel in the Golan Heights were evacuated amid gun battles on Saturday, but others remain trapped.

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini set for top EU jobs
2014-08-30 13:23:40
Polish PM Donald tusk became president of the European Council and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini was appointed the bloc's diplomacy chief at a Brussels summit on Saturday at which EU leaders also considered new sanctions on Russia.

Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life
2014-08-30 09:16:35
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison after religious authorities rejected the death penalty, in one of many trials of Islamists since their removal from power.

Austerity row overshadows French Socialist?s annual rally
2014-08-30 08:39:16
More than 2,000 of the party faithful are at the French Socialist Party?s 22nd annual summer rally this weekend in the western port city of La Rochelle, amid a dispute over the government?s austerity measures.

Ukrainian plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria
2014-08-30 05:43:41
A Ukrainian cargo plane carrying seven people crashed in southern Algeria on Saturday after taking off from Tamanrasset airport, an Algerian transport ministry official said, adding that six Ukrainians and one Russian were on board.

UN peacekeepers battle jihadists in Golan Heights
2014-08-30 05:29:18
A firefight erupted Saturday between a group of Filipino UN peacekeepers and the jihadists surrounding their position in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, defence officials in the Philippines said.

Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' to battle IS militants
2014-08-30 03:18:57
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a "coalition of nations" to combat the "genocidal agenda" of the Islamic State militant group, which has seized large sections of territory across Iraq and Syria in recent months.