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US drops arms to Kurds battling IS 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:18:33 GMT 
    US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.

Two Japan ministers quit amid rows 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:45:42 GMT 
    Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.

Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:19:11 GMT 
    The World Health Organisation is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:54:12 GMT 
    Joko Widodo, widely known as Jokowi, appeals for national work and unity as he is sworn in as the new president of Indonesia.

Australia lifts parliament veil ban 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:57:00 GMT 
    Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.

HK protesters deny 'foreign link' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:15:32 GMT 
    Pro-democracy activists criticise comments by Hong Kong leader CY Leung, who says "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory.

Downing Street rejects Barroso claims 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:12:48 GMT 
    A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.

Russia denies submarine incident 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:13:33 GMT 
    Russia denies that one of its submarines got into trouble off Sweden, after reports of suspicious activity in the Baltic.

China's communist leaders to gather 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:51:31 GMT 
    A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption is due to begin in Beijing.

Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:06:40 GMT 
    A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting short-haul services on Monday is expanded to include long-haul routes on Tuesday.

Modi party to form state governments 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:52:21 GMT 
    India's BJP is set to form governments in Maharashtra and Haryana, after the party won the elections in both states.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:03:57 GMT 
    British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed.

VIDEO: Pitt: Fury 'depicts reality of war' 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:23:48 GMT 
    The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury.

VIDEO: Why are protesters targeting Mong Kok? 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:03:00 GMT 
    The BBC's Celia Hatton reports on why pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong see the Mong Kok district as key to their movement.

VIDEO: Running a marathon in a smog mask 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:08:53 GMT 
    The Chinese capital has been suffering under heavy smog for the past few weeks, but the 34th edition of the Beijing marathon still went ahead on Sunday.
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