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US strikes Islamic State in Syria 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:34:06 GMT 
    The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.


Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:21:57 GMT 
    The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.


Algeria militants seize French man 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:28:01 GMT 
    Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French man in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.


White House intruder had ammo in car 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:50:12 GMT 
    The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.


UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:12:54 GMT 
    The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.


Top Israeli spy Harari dies 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:05 GMT 
    Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.


Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:02 GMT 
    Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.


Tesco probe into £250m profit error 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:54:51 GMT 
    Tesco suspends "a number of people", including four executives, as it launches an inquiry into why its half-year profit forecast was overstated by $400m.


US student killed by black bear 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:49:53 GMT 
    A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.


Ukraine to pull back artillery 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:01:32 GMT 
    Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.


Ghani praises Afghan vote deal 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:41:31 GMT 
    Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.


AUDIO: Pink Floyd unveil new album cover 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:13:06 GMT 
    As the artwork for the new Pink Floyd album is unveiled, the band's creative director Aubrey Po speaks to BBC 6 Music about finding the right cover.


VIDEO: Potter star launches equality campaign 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:27:02 GMT 
    Actress Emma Watson launches a global UN campaign to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality.


VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:28:59 GMT 
    Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.


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  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:54:56 GMT 
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