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Once-massive Aral Sea dries up to almost nothing
2014-09-30 12:09:47
The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.

Officials: ISIS fighters struck Iraqi army near Baghdad
2014-09-30 11:24:46
Shortly after ISIS claimed to have carried out attacks within miles of Baghdad, police officials confirmed Tuesday that the ISIS militants had struck Iraqi military checkpoints on the southern outskirts of the capital during the weekend.

Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria
2014-09-30 08:54:52
Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria.

World loses more than half its wildlife
2014-09-30 08:31:49
The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

Europe's newest front line vs. ISIS: Spanish town in North Africa
2014-09-30 08:25:11
A morning thunderstorm has left the waste ground outside Melilla's compound for migrants and refugees slick with orange mud. Hanging around under overcast skies, a knot of men -- unshaven and dressed in a motley collection of T-shirts -- watch a convoy of Spanish military vehicles rumble by.

Report: 40,000 migrant deaths worldwide since 2000
2014-09-30 07:46:12
Every day, refugees and migrants risk their lives as they seek a new life. Now, a new report from the International Organization for Migration has put a figure to the number of victims: at least 40,000 deaths since 2000.

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2014-09-30 05:39:28

Europe's most dangerous border?
2014-09-30 05:20:00
Syrian refugees flee to the Spanish territory of Melilla, and there are fears ISIS has too. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

Five more bodies found on Japan's Mount Ontake after eruption
2014-09-29 15:49:20
Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.

Hong Kong protesters' tech tactics
2014-09-29 15:16:26
Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters organize at a lightning pace older generations of activists could have only dreamed of.

Hong Kong protesters dig in
2014-09-29 14:39:09
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong on Monday, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

Solar plane to fly around the world
2014-09-29 14:15:07
The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 will make a record-breaking trip around the world. It will all start with Abu Dhabi

The man behind Kim, Rihanna's style
2014-09-29 14:14:23
He count's Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Rihanna among his "Balmain army" and he's not even 30 yet. Meet Olivier Rousteing, the fashion prodigy who merges hip hop with couture.

Qatar's Emir: We don't fund terrorists
2014-09-29 13:48:20
In his first-ever interview as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani defended his country against allegations of funding terrorism and pledged support for the fight against ISIS for the long haul.

Africa's top young entrepreneurs
2014-09-29 13:43:17
Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas and innovative spirit -- but who are the continent's brightest young entrepreneurs?

Liberia's top doc in Ebola quarantine
2014-09-29 13:37:25
Liberia's chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.

Perfume plan incenses Cubans
2014-09-29 13:36:17
The revolution, apparently, will not have its own perfume line.

Life inside an ISIS stronghold
2014-09-29 13:29:16
CNN's Brian Todd gets inside accounts of life in Raqqa, Syria, the ISIS stronghold bombed by the U.S. and its allies.

In zeal to defeat ISIS, don't forget Iran, Netanyahu tells U.N.
2014-09-29 13:27:04
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.N. delegates Monday not to overlook the threats posed by Iran and Hamas in their zeal to defeat the terror group ISIS.

ISIS fighter: 'Strikes cannot stop us'
2014-09-29 12:50:46
In an exclusive interview with CNN, a Syrian ISIS fighter says the militant group has been preparing for coalition airstrikes. "God willing, we will defeat the infidels," the ISIS member tells CNN's Arwa Damon.

Boy, 15, pens viral letter about Emma Watson speech
2014-09-29 10:27:18
A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson's United Nations speech encouraging men to join in the fight for gender equality.

Protests from the ground level
2014-09-29 10:17:52
The Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations began as both isolated and all-consuming events.

World's best new buildings?
2014-09-29 10:11:09
Architects compete at world's largest architecture festival.

Asian supermodel makes history
2014-09-29 09:33:43
CNN's Myleene Klass meets Liu Wen -- the first Asian to crack Forbes' top 5 list of the world's highest-paid models.

Female UAE fighter pilot hit ISIS
2014-09-29 09:20:12
Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri may be ISIS' worst nightmare.

Inside the Hong Kong protests
2014-09-29 09:13:37
Hong Kong students boycott classes in democracy protest

CNN crew gassed in Hong Kong
2014-09-29 09:11:58
CNN's Ivan Watson was in the middle of a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong when things suddenly got out of hand.

Syrian town fears massacre by ISIS
2014-09-29 08:58:38
Dozens of bombings from U.S.-led warplanes haven't stopped ISIS from advancing toward Turkey, leading one town in the path of its bloody march to fear a massacre.

China's Internet firewall censors protest news
2014-09-29 08:55:03
News articles, social media posts and images about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are being heavily censored behind China notorious firewall.

10 greatest book covers of all time
2014-09-29 08:32:08
From the most controversial to the most iconic, these are the book covers that have defined our times

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EU Failed Again to Break 'Vicious' Sanctions Circle: Russia's EU Envoy
2014-09-30 12:34:00
The European Union has failed again to break the vicious circle of sanction mentality by refusing to lift the current sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, Russia's Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Tuesday.

Sanctions Against Russia
2014-09-30 12:34:00

Chinese Health Authorities Launch Campaign to Fight Dengue Fever Outbreak
2014-09-30 12:33:00
Chinese health authorities have launched a campaign to fight the current outbreak of dengue fever, which is believed to be the worst in 20 years, by outlining the major preventive measures against the disease, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Pentagon Looking at Lower Intensity, Lower Cost Operations Against IS
2014-09-30 12:29:00
The Pentagon is primarily looking at lower intensity, lower cost military operations against Islamic State (IS) in the budget range of $2.4 to $3.8 billion per year, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA) director, Todd Harrison told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

US Must Stay Engaged As Russia and China Stake Out Near Abroad: Deputy Defense Secretary
2014-09-30 12:18:00
The United States must stay engaged with Russia and China as both countries define their regional interests, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday.

More Than 10,000 Bolivian Students to Go on March Against Drugs
2014-09-30 11:53:00
More than 10,000 students from various educational institutions of Bolivia will stage a march in the country's capital on Tuesday, protesting against the use and traffic of illegal drugs, one of the worst problems the Bolivian society is facing today, Prensa Latina reported on Tuesday.

PACE Calls for Gender Equality in Post-Arab Spring States
2014-09-30 10:49:00
Three years after a wave of revolutions dubbed the "Arab Spring" swept across the Middle East, European parliamentarians on Tuesday once again drew attention to the deteriorating gender equality in the post-uprising Arab world during the PACE fall session.

Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict
2014-09-30 10:28:00

Argentina Deposits $161 Mln Interest Payment With Local Trustee
2014-09-30 10:05:00
Argentina's Economy Ministry on Tuesday said it had deposited a $161 million worth of public debt interest payments with a newly-designated local trustee after a US court held the South American nation in contempt of its ruling.

Military Power Alone Unable to Defeat IS: Sunni Ideologist
2014-09-30 09:58:00
It will take more than just military power to defeat the Islamic State (IS) threat as their ideology may keep on thriving even if all the members of the terrorist group are eliminated, former ideologist of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya Egyptian Sunni Islamist movement and current supporter of the renunciation of violence, Ibragim Nageh told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency on Tuesday.

Dubai Police to Equip Officers with Google Glass
2014-09-30 09:40:00
Dubai police are planning to equip the police offers with Google Glass, in a bid to become the most technology-savvy force by 2018, al-Arabiya reports.

Twitter Bans Dozens of Pro-IS Accounts After Hostage Video Release: Reports
2014-09-30 09:39:00
Several dozens of Twitter accounts used by advocates of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have been suspended following the uploading to the Web of another video showing seized British journalist John Cantlie, NBC News reported Tuesday.

Australian Elementary School Teacher Accused of Publishing Child Pornography
2014-09-30 09:35:28
A 58-year-old Sydney elementary school teacher has been arrested for possession and sharing of child pornography online, ABC news reports.

Armenian Parliament Postpones Discussion of Bill on Karabakh Independence Recognition
2014-09-30 09:05:00
Armenian Parliament has refused by a majority vote on Tuesday to include in the agenda of the day the discussion of the draft law, under which Yerevan could recognize the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR).

Catalan Authorities Call for Rally in Support of Independence Referendum
2014-09-30 08:57:00
Catalan National Assembly (ANC) has called on secessionists in the region to take to the streets protesting against Spanish Constitutional Court's decision to suspend the independence referendum in Catalonia, ANC President Carme Forcadell said on Tuesday.

US, EU Cities to Hold Rallies in Support of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement on October 1
2014-09-30 08:56:00
Protests in support of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement will take place in 10 European and six US cities on Wednesday, October 1, according to the Facebook page of the "United for Democracy: Global Solidarity With Hong Kong" group.

Iraqi Cultural Heritage Needs International Protection From Extremists: UNESCO
2014-09-30 08:39:00
The cultural heritage of Iraq, large parts of which are seized by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is in urgent need of protection, UNESCO said in a press release published Tuesday.

Israel to Build ?Smart? Fence Around Gaza: Reports
2014-09-30 08:37:00
Israeli government decided to construct a "smart" fence around the Gaza Strip in order to ensure the safety of the citizens of Israel, the local media reported Tuesday.

Member of Moldova Delegation in PACE Calls for Investigation Into Kiev's War Crimes
2014-09-30 08:29:00
Moldovan politician, member of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Grigore Petrenco has called for a thorough investigation into military crimes committed by Ukraine's National Guard in southeastern Ukraine.

Japan Former Prime Ministers Call for Nuclear-Free Country During Rock Festival: Reports
2014-09-30 08:24:00
Former Japanese Prime Ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa have taken to the stage as anti-nuclear campaigners during the country's No Nukes 2014 rock festival, the Japan Times reported Tuesday.

New Case Launched Against Ukraine?s Ex-President Yanukovych: Chief Prosecutor
2014-09-30 07:41:00
A new criminal case on charges of abuse of office has been launched against ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the country's Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema said Tuesday.

Military Action Not Enough to Defeat IS: Syrian Opposition Leader
2014-09-30 07:39:00
Using military force against the Islamic State (IS) is not enough to destroy the extremist organization, Hadi Bahra, leader of a Syrian opposition group, told CNN on Tuesday.

Southern France Flooded, Government Declares State of Natural Disaster
2014-09-30 07:38:00
In the aftermath of massive floods affecting roughly 60 southern towns, France has declared a state of natural disaster, AFP reports.

Kurdish Militia Launches Offensive Against IS in Northern Iraq: Reports
2014-09-30 07:34:00
Kurdish Peshmerga troops have launched a large-scale offensive against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Iraq on Tuesday.

EU Condemns Violence in Yemen, Urges Sides to Honor Agreements
2014-09-30 07:33:00
The spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has lashed out at warring parties in Yemen over the breached ceasefire deal and demanded that they respect the authority of the government in Sanaa after the conflict showed no signs of abating on Tuesday.

Bill on Vetting of Officials Contradicts Ukrainian, Int?l Laws: Chief Prosecutor
2014-09-30 07:25:00
Ukraine's bill on vetting of officials contradicts domestic and international laws and will entail numerous lawsuits, the country's prosecutor general said Tuesday.

Largest Dinosaur Cemetery Discovered in Mexico
2014-09-30 07:23:00
A team of German and Mexican archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the largest dinosaur cemetery in the world in the Mexican state of Coahuila, Der Spiegel reports.

Wales Launches New Patriotic Regional Domains
2014-09-30 07:17:00
Wales has launched its new regional internet domains .wales and .cymru via its new websites, assembly.wales and synulliad.cymru on Tuesday.

EU Membership Issue Dividing UK Conservative Party: Open Europe Think Tank
2014-09-30 07:17:00
The issue of Britain?s EU membership is splitting the UK Conservative Party more than ever and may even lead to the Tories? permanent division, the director of Open Europe, a think tank that calls for a thorough reform of the European Union, told RIA Novosti in an interview Tuesday.

UK Should Devolve Fiscal Powers to Northern Ireland?s Legislature: Parliamentarian
2014-09-30 07:11:00
The UK government should devolve fiscal powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly in line with the commitments made to Scotland, following the Scottish independence referendum on September 18, Newry and Armagh parliamentarian and former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) Conor Murphy said Tuesday.

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Underwater MH370 search phase set to begin
2014-09-29 23:02:56
Search teams will resume the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off the Australian coast on Wednesday, and will use new three-dimensional maps of the southern Indian Ocean floor and underwater devices to help their efforts.

100 years old British airport likely to close
2014-09-29 19:45:11
Blackpool International Airport announced Monday that it will likely close if no buyer could be found before October 7.

12th Rhodes Forum gives boost to dialogue of civilizations to avert future wars
2014-09-29 19:39:59
A century after the outbreak of the First World War, hundreds of public figures, academics, representatives of nongovernmental and religious groups, the business world, arts, media as well as youth movements from worldwide gathered on the Greek island.

Man takes hostage in Brasilia, allegedly demands Brazil's president to step down
2014-09-29 19:17:51
An armed man took a hotel employee hostage Monday in Brazil's capital Brasilia, demanding that President Dilma Rousseff step down from power, according to leading news website G1.

Independence of MH17 investigation 'crucial': Dutch PM Rutte
2014-09-29 19:15:22
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday emphasized the importance of an independent investigation into the MH17 jet crash in eastern Ukraine.

Israeli PM slams militant Islamists in address to UN
2014-09-29 19:04:04
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at militant Islamists in a speech at the United Nations, saying Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Islamic State (IS) "share a fanatical creed".

Spanish constitutional court temporarily suspends Catalan independence referendum
2014-09-29 18:39:59
The Spanish Constitutional Court announced on Monday evening that it has suspended the celebration of the Catalan Independence referendum scheduled for November 9.

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai swears in as new Afghan president
2014-09-29 02:02:50
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai sworn in as new president of Afghanistan on Monday in a ceremony held in Afghan Presidential Palace, local press reported.

15 injured in Miami shooting, one critically
2014-09-28 19:04:06
Fifteen people, including one as young as 11 year old, were shot and injured early Sunday at a nightclub in Miami in Florida state, with one in critical condition, local media reported.

U.S. strikes target IS fighters at key gas facility in Syria
2014-09-28 18:55:00
The U.S.-led anti-terror coalition targeted a position of the Islamic State (IS) militant group at a key gas production facility in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Sunday night, the oppositional Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Iran foils BBC's plot to 'steal documents' from archive: Intelligence Ministry
2014-09-28 18:54:07
Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Sunday it has thwarted a plot by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to steal artistic, historical and cultural documents from the country's archive centers, Tasnim news agency reported.

Syrian crisis rattles fragile Lebanon, army on high alert
2014-09-28 18:48:41
Lebanon is confronting one of its toughest challenges in recent years, as Islamist militants from the war in Syria cross the border to battle the Lebanese army in the eastern border town of Arsal, threatening to rupture Lebanon's already fragile political situation.

Obama says U.S. underestimates rise of Islamic State
2014-09-28 18:39:59
The United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State now running amok in Iraq and Syria while overrating the Iraqi military's ability to fight the extremist group, President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview to be aired on Sunday night.

China, India, Russia headline UN assembly debate
2014-09-28 00:04:07
China and Russia appeared back-to-back on Saturday in the continuing marathon speeches at the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly.

5.2-magnitude quake hits 14km S of Farkhar, Afghanistan -- USGS
2014-09-27 20:02:55
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted 14km S of Farkhar, Afghanistan at 22:49: 04 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

DPRK slams S. Korean president's speech at UN
2014-09-27 19:17:54
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's first keynote speech at the UN General Assembly calling for tearing down the world's last wall of division on the Korean Peninsula was censured by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday.

UN chief, Russian FM meet on Ukraine, Syria, Iranian nuclear issues
2014-09-27 18:54:08
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, exchanging views on issues including Ukraine, Syria and the Iranian nuclear program.

Catalan president signs degree clearing way for independence vote
2014-09-27 18:29:15
Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Regional Parliament Generalitat, on Saturday signed the decree to convoke an independence referendum for the region on November 9.

Russia urges cooperation between U.S.-led coalition, Damascus
2014-09-27 18:25:01
The fight against terrorists in Syria by U.S.-led coalition should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday.

Police to thwart growing religious militancy in Malaysia
2014-09-27 01:24:13
The insurgent group Islamic State is winning recruits in Malaysia and posing a growing security risk in the Muslim majority country.

UN chief calls for immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan
2014-09-26 20:19:59
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for an immediate end to hostilities in South Sudan, saying "there cannot be a military solution to the conflict" in the world's youngest country.

Russia, Ukraine reach interim deal on gas dispute
2014-09-26 19:15:18

U.S. government unaware of IS subway attack plot: official
2014-09-26 01:15:41
The United States has not confirmed that the Islamic State (IS) militants planned to attack subway system in New York and Paris, and found no evidence to back up Iraqi prime minister's claims.

Victoria Beckham named as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador
2014-09-25 22:45:12
Victoria Beckham was appointed Thursday as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.

China, India have smooth communication on boundary issue
2014-09-25 19:33:45
China and India have established effective communication channels to properly handle the situation in border areas, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Children from Russia, Ghanaia and U.S. nominated for 10th Children's Peace Prize
2014-09-25 19:24:12
Alexey from Russia, Andrew from Ghana and Neha from the United States have been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize 2014, the organization made known on Thursday.

Obama urges more countries to contribute to fight against Ebola outbreak
2014-09-25 19:15:19
The world is not doing enough to combat Ebola outbreak and more countries need to contribute critical assets and capabilities to contain the epidemic, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Ukrainian president outlines major reform plan
2014-09-25 18:45:10
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday outlined eight major reform priorities the country should undertake before 2020.

Turkey embraces more refugees with growing concern
2014-09-25 18:45:10
Turkey, home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees, is prepared to embrace hundreds of thousands more in the face of escalating fight between militants of the Islamic State ( IS) and opposing groups in Syria and Iraq.

Iran hopes for final nuclear deal despite discords
2014-09-25 18:39:10
Iran is "hopeful" about comprehensive nuclear deal in the short time left, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said in his address to the UN General Assembly meeting on Thursday, according to Iranian local media report.

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system
2014-09-30 12:39:24
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10, and that it will reintroduce the Start Menu.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border
2014-09-30 12:38:26
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'
2014-09-30 12:32:03
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries amid Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'
2014-09-30 12:29:31
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore, Maryland say.

RAF jets strike first IS targets
2014-09-30 12:26:06
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Thousands more join HK protests
2014-09-30 12:25:39
Crowds of pro-democracy protesters grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday - China's National Day.

DJ Neil Fox held over 'sex assaults'
2014-09-30 12:09:00
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of historical sex offences.

eBay to split off PayPal business
2014-09-30 12:00:52
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
2014-09-30 11:53:37
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years
2014-09-30 11:53:04
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.

Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'
2014-09-30 11:23:00
Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea
2014-09-30 11:17:51
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.

White House security plan 'failed'
2014-09-30 11:03:03
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
2014-09-30 10:58:40
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Catalans slow independence campaign
2014-09-30 10:48:54
The government of Catalonia halts its referendum campaign following a court ruling but remains "determined" to hold the vote.

'No panic' in RAF Iraq strikes
2014-09-30 10:27:39
Britain will not be "panicked" into dropping bombs in Iraq, foreign secretary Philip Hammond says, as RAF jets return without firing weapons.

Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty'
2014-09-30 10:13:19
US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by sliding on his knees and praying.

Man Utd's Herrera joins injury list
2014-09-30 09:52:51
Manchester United's Ander Herrera may be out for several weeks after fracturing a rib in the victory over West Ham.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place
2014-09-30 09:36:46
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

May: Our values will beat extremists
2014-09-30 09:36:42
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

Marcos art seized in Philippines
2014-09-30 09:03:41
Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds.

Cyprus thieves steal Degas painting
2014-09-30 09:00:31
Thieves break into the Cyprus home of a 70-year-man and steal a painting by French master Edgar Degas valued at 6m euros.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple
2014-09-30 08:50:26
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Billy Elliot show tops UK box office
2014-09-30 08:40:21
A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy
2014-09-30 08:32:29
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

L'Oreal halts travel to Hong Kong
2014-09-30 08:23:30
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets.

Islamic State 'adapting to air strikes'
2014-09-30 08:17:44
IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes

Pakistan plane video man sacked
2014-09-30 07:57:20
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal
2014-09-30 07:43:42
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'
2014-09-30 07:42:57
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

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UN raises alert over neglected Ebola orphans
2014-09-30 11:04:54
Ebola outbreak has left at least 3,700 children in the hands of relatives who are too frightened to take care of them.

ISIL under heavy assault by Kurds in Iraq
2014-09-30 10:03:03
Peshmerga forces backed by US-led coalition air power launch pre-dawn attacks on three fronts against ISIL.

EU upholds tough sanctions on Russia
2014-09-30 10:01:44
Bloc says ceasefire deal in east Ukraine still not in full effect, but acknowledges improvement in situation.

Catalonia halts independence vote campaign
2014-09-30 09:40:45
Move comes after Spain's top court suspends the vote due to Madrid's appeals to declare it illegal.

Libya Dawn militia rejects UN talks
2014-09-30 08:56:28
Rebels who control Libyan capital refuse to cease fire, saying only way to end crisis is to disarm their rivals.

Houthis refuse to leave Yemen capital
2014-09-30 08:50:20
Shia rebels tell Al Jazeera they will remain in the capital despite signing a peace agreement saying they would leave.

Netanyahu: Iran greater threat than ISIL
2014-09-30 08:35:23
Israel's prime minister describes Iran, ISIL and Hamas as part of a single team, and compares them to Germany's Nazis.

Modi meets Obama after wooing diaspora
2014-09-30 08:34:21
India PM who was once denied US visa gets rousing welcome in New York as he holds talks with US president to boost ties.

Iran 'to militarily assist' Lebanon army
2014-09-30 08:31:56
National Security Council official says Iran will supply army with military equipment as it battles Sunni armed groups.

US and Afghanistan sign security pact
2014-09-30 08:30:39
Long-delayed bilateral agreement allows some US troops to stay in country beyond this year.

ISIL closes in on border town with Turkey
2014-09-30 07:35:19
ISIL fighters close in on the key Kurdish town of Kobane, as Turkey considers sending troops to both Iraq and Syria.

Dismemberment killing trial opens in Canada
2014-09-30 06:58:10
Man accused of dismembering lover admits to killing but lawyer says mental state means he is not criminally responsible.

Pakistan arrests dozens of Indian fishermen
2014-09-30 05:29:27
Twenty-five men detained for violating territorial waters, a frequent charge as nations' sea border not clearly defined.

US and Afghanistan to sign security pact
2014-09-30 01:56:40
Long-delayed bilateral agreement to allow some US troops to stay in country beyond this year to be signed on Tuesday.

Nine Bahraini Shias stripped of nationality
2014-09-30 01:33:40
Court jails men for life and revokes their citizenship for smuggling arms into kingdom to be used in "terrorist acts".

Hong Kong protesters remain on streets
2014-09-29 22:09:35
Huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters defy government calls to go home, bringing city's key districts to a standstill.

Death toll rises in Japan volcanic eruption
2014-09-29 20:59:37
The bodies of two dozen hikers remain on the volcano as toxic gases and ash force rescuers to call off search operation.

Intruder ran 'deep into US White House'
2014-09-29 19:10:59
Man who stormed White House earlier this month got much further into building than previously thought, US media report.

Wildlife population falls by half in 40 years
2014-09-29 19:02:35
World Wildlife Fund blames human threats to nature for decline, particularly in tropical regions such as Latin America.

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president
2014-09-29 16:24:38
Former finance minister succeeds Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results.

Saudi Arabia warns of more Yemen violence
2014-09-29 16:24:07
Riyadh calls for immediate implementation of a UN-brokered peace deal between Houthi rebels and Yemeni government.

Turkish tanks face ISIL near Syria border
2014-09-29 16:12:35
Turkey spreads out tanks on hill facing Syrian border town besieged by ISIL, as US-led air raids pound group in Syria.

Facing China
2014-09-29 14:57:28
Protesters in Hong Kong say they will not disperse until Beijing meets their demands.

Deadliest year for migrants crossing Med
2014-09-29 14:42:55
International Organisation for Migration says figure is twice the yearly average and worst since beginning of century.

Spain higher court suspends Catalonia vote
2014-09-29 14:33:42
Regional leader vows to push ahead with campaigning for independence despite Madrid and court suspension of vote.

Belgium begins largest 'terrorism' trial
2014-09-29 12:51:52
Prosecutors accuse 46 men of belonging to a "terrorist group" and indoctrinating young men to join war in Syria.

Libyan political factions due to open talks
2014-09-29 11:32:46
Supporters of Libya's rival Tobruk and Tripoli assemblies to hold first talks aimed healing rift.

Ukrainian troops killed by rebel shelling
2014-09-29 11:09:24
At least nine soldiers killed after shell hit their armoured personnel carrier in rebel-held stronghold of Donetsk.

Spain files challenge to Catalonia referendum
2014-09-29 08:57:57
Madrid asks top court to declare Catalonia's scheduled poll on independence illegal as it sees threat to sovereignty.

Nusra leader threatens attacks against West
2014-09-29 08:42:37
Commander of Syrian branch of al-Qaeda says his group will retaliate against US-led air raids.

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Britain carries out first airstrikes on IS group targets in Iraq
2014-09-30 12:10:53
Britain's Royal Air Force has carried out its first airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday.

French pharmacists strike over plans to liberalise market
2014-09-30 11:21:35
It was the turn of France?s pharmacists to go on strike on Tuesday, protesting in cities across the country at plans to deregulate their industry in a bid to stimulate economic growth.

US, Afghanistan sign long-delayed security agreement
2014-09-30 09:49:41
Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.

Video: Anger at Turkey-Syria border as IS group assaults Kobane
2014-09-30 03:12:24
In a small corner of the major international fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, dramatic scenes have been unfolding on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Syria border.

Video: Iraq struggles to shelter refugees fleeing IS group
2014-09-30 02:48:05
The growing number of Iraqis fleeing the Islamic State extremist group has put a strain on the country?s northern Dohuk region, where refugee camps are already stretched thin by those displaced by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

The Iraqi TV show where victims confront terrorists
2014-09-30 01:09:49
It?s 1am in Baghdad, a city under curfew, and the streets of Karrada, a central district in the Iraqi capital, are swarming with nervous security personnel.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong stand firm
2014-09-30 00:48:12
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong?s streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades in defiance of a call by the city?s leader for an immediate end to demonstrations.

Hamas and IS branches of same ?poisonous tree,? Netanyahu tells UN
2014-09-29 15:39:37
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised a ?razor sharp? speech at the UN General Assembly, and he didn?t disappoint.

Is Turkey on the verge of joining IS battle?
2014-09-29 15:34:00
Turkey?s government could seek parliament?s approval for military action against the Islamic State (IS) organisation within the next 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the latest sign of the country?s changing stance on combating the jihadist group.

Spanish court blocks Catalonia independence vote
2014-09-29 15:03:54
An independence vote set for November in Spain?s powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation?s constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal.

US policymakers face Wall Street bigwigs in AIG bailout trial
2014-09-29 14:56:09
Six years after the financial crisis brought Wall Street to its knees, a Washington trial starting Monday will force policy makers to defend the drastic measures they took to prevent a deeper collapse.

Ibrahimovic to miss PSG?s Champion League tie with Barcelona
2014-09-29 11:18:51
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match against Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to cope without him.

Belgium opens trial for suspects in jihadist-recruiting group
2014-09-29 10:57:46
A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a well-structured terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, prosecutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of suspects.

US-led airstrikes fail to deter IS advance
2014-09-29 10:25:14
US-led coalition air raids targeted areas in Syria controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group Monday, but the group continue to advance on the strategic town of Kobani.

French supermarket apologises over ?Islamophobic? toy machinegun
2014-09-29 10:05:52
French supermarket chain Auchan has apologised after its sales brochure featured a black plastic toy gun, resembling an AK47 assault rifle and featuring a crescent moon and star, symbols that are generally associate with Islam.

Record 3,072 migrants killed crossing Mediterranean in 2014, report says
2014-09-29 08:45:28
More than 3,000 refugees have died trying to make their way across the Mediterranean this year, more than double the previous record in 2011, according to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).

French far-right National Front wins first ever seats in Senate
2014-09-29 06:26:43
France?s far-right National Front (FN) party has won its first two seats in the French Senate, amid a broad swing to the right that saw Socialist President François Hollande lose his majority in the upper house of parliament.

Ukrainian forces killed in shelling near Donetsk airport
2014-09-29 04:14:57
Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday.

Video: European Kurds swap violins for Kalashnikovs
2014-09-29 01:44:48
Hundreds of Kurds from across Western Europe are returning to Iraq?s Kurdistan region to join the peshmerga's ranks and help defend their ancestral lands from the jihadist threat.

US underestimated threat posed by IS group, Obama says
2014-09-29 01:09:22
US intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become ?ground zero? for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

Hong Kong protesters remain defiant as riot police withdraw
2014-09-29 00:30:40
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defied volleys of tear gas fired by police, blocking streets and forcing some banks to close on Monday as they stood firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday.

French right win senate elections in fresh setback for Hollande
2014-09-28 15:25:07
Just three years after France?s upper house Senate made history with its first ever swing to the left, the right clawed back a majority Sunday in a new setback for Socialist President Francois Hollande.

In pictures: Hong Kong protesters challenge Beijing
2014-09-28 09:01:46
Hong Kong police cracked down on democracy protesters in Hong Kong this weekend, using volleys of tear gas and baton charges to disperse them. FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the striking professional and amateur pictures of the clashes.

French Socialists set to lose short-lived Senate majority
2014-09-28 07:15:51
Left-leaning leaders were bracing for defeat in France?s Senate in elections on Sunday, only three years after they won a historic majority in the upper-house of parliament. But experts say the brief tenure was not inconsequential.

Air France pilots announce end of two-week strike
2014-09-28 06:30:51
Air France pilots announced the end of an almost two-week-long labour strike on Sunday but said talks would continue over the airline's plans to expand the services of its low-cost subsidiary, the major sticking point in negotiations.

Kabul hit by bomb blast ahead of Ghani inauguration
2014-09-28 02:38:36
A bomb hit a military vehicle in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Sunday, wounding one person a day before the inauguration of a new president expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries.

George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in star-studded Venice bash
2014-09-27 15:54:31
George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor?s representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.

Hong Kong activists clash with police at 'Occupy Central' protest
2014-09-27 15:21:37
Hong Kong police used tear gas for the first time on Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district after Hong Kong and Chinese officials warned against illegal demonstrations.

US jets hit IS targets in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq
2014-09-27 14:14:53
The US-led coalition widened its air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria Saturday as British warplanes took off on anti-jihadist missions over neighbouring Iraq.

Thousands join silent march in memory of slain French hostage
2014-09-27 11:15:05
Thousands of people joined a silent march Saturday in the southern French city of Nice in memory of Hervé Gourdel, the hiker beheaded last week by Algerian militants linked to the Islamic State group.