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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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