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Defiant HK protests on National Day  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:38:11 GMT
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges protesters to back reforms set out by Beijing, amid huge pro-democracy rallies in the city as China marks National Day. 
First Ebola case diagnosed in the US  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:03:20 GMT
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil. 
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:56:47 GMT
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu. 
Caver freed after 12-day ordeal  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:29:34 GMT
An injured Spanish speleologist who was trapped in a 400m deep cave in north-eastern Peru for 12 days has been rescued. 
California mayor dies after shooting  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:45:44 GMT
Daniel Crespo, mayor of California suburb Bell Gardens, was shot dead and his wife taken into custody following an argument at the couple's home. 
Kabul suicide attack hits troops  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:40:08 GMT
At least seven people are dead after a suicide bomb attack targeted a bus carrying troops in the Afghan capital, Kabul. 
Kenya leader ICC delay rejected  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:20:49 GMT
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone a hearing on 8 October. 
Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:54:38 GMT
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants. 
California imposes plastic bag ban  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:54:50 GMT
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores. 
Armed man shared lift with Obama  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:05:09 GMT
US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse, according to reports. 
Cancer gene test 'would save lives'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:04:36 GMT
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers. 
Norway best country for older people  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:02:05 GMT
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons. 
VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:37 GMT
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa. 
VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning. 
VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:12:05 GMT
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.