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- Turkish hostages in Iraq released
- Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are back in Turkey, says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
- Ukraine deal with eastern rebels
- The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.
- Polls close in tight NZ election
- Polls close in a tight New Zealand general election after what has been called the dirtiest campaigning in the nation's history.
- Guilty plea in US embassy bombings
- An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
- Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
- Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
- Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS
- US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.
- Intruder sparks White House alert
- Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.
- Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal
- The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.
- Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
- Alibaba's shares open well above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
- ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing
- The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
- Catalonia approves independence vote
- Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.
- Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank
- Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.
- Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
- Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
- NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
- Obama in push against sexual assault
- Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.
- Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed
- Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
- Former El Salvador leader in custody
- Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.
- Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
- A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
- Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town
- A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.
- GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
- China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
- China tennis star Li Na retires
- China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
- Politicians ponder Scotland's future
- Politicians on both sides of the independence debate are to consider the best way ahead for Scotland after voters backed remaining in the UK.
- William starts solo visit to Malta
- The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary of independence on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.
- Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds
- Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
- Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes
- Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
- Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
- Leading British Muslim scholars make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
- UK couple missing after hurricane
- A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
- Shares rise in London on 'No' vote
- Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
- South Sudan dismays investors
- South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.
- Prada profit hit by fall in sales
- The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.
- Yaya Toure targets Champions League
- Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.
- Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight'
- Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
- Wembley to host Euro 2020 final
- Wembley will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, while Hampden Park is also awarded games but Cardiff misses out.
- Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision
- Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.
- Spacey stalker given four years
- A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
- Artist wins top painting prize at 80
- Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.
- VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile
- Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.
- VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum
- The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.
- VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings
- An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
- VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed
- Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say.
- VIDEO: Released Turkish hostages 'are well'
- Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been released and arrived back in Turkey.
- VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS
- Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.
- VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta
- Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.
- VIDEO: Obama: We must stop sexual assault
- US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
- Migrants speak of horror at sea off Malta
- Migrant survivors in Malta speak of horror at sea
- Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images
- Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war
- Sarkozy comeback ahead of 2017 poll
- Sarkozy II: Urgency, passion, devotion - plus self-awareness?
- Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients
- Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola
- The scary element that saved the crew of Apollo 13
- The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13
- Hiding currency in the Dark Wallet
- The bitcoin wallet with controversial users
- VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
- Trends of the week in 60 seconds
- Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014
- The best news photos from around the world
- How does Code Pink stay out of jail?
- Why authorities refuse to ban disruptive protesters
- Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star
- Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
- The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
- Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?
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