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Jihadist fight 'may take years' - US
The fight against Islamic State may take years, a US military spokesman tells the BBC, as more than 50 countries are said to have joined a US-led coalition.
China and US pledge climate action
China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in reducing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
India Mars mission arrives in orbit
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.
PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote
The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.
Vatican arrests ex-envoy over abuse
The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.
Shot Australian 'was terror suspect'
A teenager shot dead after he stabbed two police officers was a "known terror suspect" whose passport had been cancelled, Australian officials say
Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study
New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
Brazil refuses deforestation pact
Brazil refuses to sign up to a pact setting a deadline for ending deforestation entirely by 2030, saying the deal could clash with its laws.
Yemen rebel chief hails 'revolution'
The leader of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels describes his supporters' takeover of key parts of the capital, Sanaa, as a "successful revolution".
Second fence erected at White House
The Secret Service erects a second fence in front of the White House, days after an intruder scaled the main fence and entered the mansion.
Bin Laden son-in-law jailed for life
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.
White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.
VIDEO: The significance of strikes on IS
The BBC's Bridget Kendall reports on the significance of the US and Arab nations joining forces to carry out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria.
VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow
Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.
VIDEO: Woolly mammoth skeleton up for auction
A rare skeleton of a woolly mammoth is set to be sold at auction in the UK in November with a guide price of £150,000 to £250,000
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VIDEO: WW1 bus retraces Ypres battle routes
A London bus used in the Allied war effort of 1914 is retracing its route in Belgium.
VIDEO: Paralysed father 'walks' at wedding
A wheelchair user was able to stand up to deliver his speech at his daughter's wedding celebration thanks to a special robotic suit.
AUDIO: Pink Floyd unveil new album cover
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: Many Islamabad state schools closed
Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests.
Seattle to fine for wasted food
The Seattle city council votes to fine businesses and residents that waste too much food, in an effort to boost composting and recycling.
Cape Town shuts pro-gay mosque
A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.
Starbucks in Japanese partner buyout
US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.
RBS cuts price in Citizens sale
Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.
Google warned over anti-trust fine
EU competition commissioner says that "the next logical step" in Google anti-trust case is a fine.
Museum reunites Colossus veterans
The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.
Singer to direct new X-Men outing
Film-maker Bryan Singer is to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next movie in the long-running blockbuster franchise.
Four Mobo nominations for Sam Smith
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead the way with four nominations each for this year's Mobo Awards.
Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.
Farming 'vital for global growth'
Scientific agricultural advances can help "climate-proof" farming systems around the globe, especially in developing nations, a conference will hear.
Spain scraps tighter abortion law
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.
Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
Liverpool 2-2 Middlesbrough
Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a record-equalling penalty shootout to progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
McIlroy has outgrown me - McDowell
Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy's four majors and world number one status may mean the end for their Ryder Cup partnership.
How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle
Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city - new archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets.
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says Birmingham's accent is "very difficult to get right". Why?
Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal'
About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
US condemns China scholar sentence
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.
Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap
Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.
Row over Galapagos tortoise's body
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
IS 'not America's fight alone'
President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
Charge in US teen disappearance
A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron
The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.
Labour to set out plan to 'save' NHS
Labour is to give more details of its plan for the NHS, after Ed Miliband's party conference pledge to "save and transform" it.
Hostage family receives plea for life
The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".
Unions set for three days of strikes
The PCS union confirms a strike for 15 October which could be the third consecutive day of strikes by major public sector unions over pay.
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Demanding justice for Irish abused by nuns
Demanding justice for women and children abused by Irish nuns
VIDEO: Capturing great artists in their element
Exhibit shows photos of legendary painters and sculptors at work
Yazidi anger at forgotten crisis
Iraq's Yazidis still want help
Ebola drains weak health systems
Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
Day out at the gallows and other Victorian photographic oddities
Forgotten snaps show clowning around and day trips to gallows
VIDEO: Singapore's love of birdsinging
Inside the world of Singapore's birdsinging competitions
VIDEO: The show that launched the YBAs
The one show that made Britain's most famous artists
How technology is changing disaster relief
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Views on Syria from a small US town
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Setting up business with a stranger
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Mangalyaan: India's race for space success
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Parliament crucial to IS decision
MPs' views will decide if UK joins strikes against jihadists

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