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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:43:42 GMT 
    Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:35:16 GMT 
    The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:42:57 GMT 
    At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:20:12 GMT 
    The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

Film workers fast for Indian leader 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:08:37 GMT 
    The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.

Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:36:47 GMT 
    US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by falling to his knees in prayer, reports say.

India teacher 'locked boy in kennel' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:37:19 GMT 
    Authorities in India investigate reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly locked up in a kennel by his school teacher as punishment for talking to another child in class.

Argentina 'in contempt' of US court 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:27:51 GMT 
    A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.

eBay to split off PayPal business 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:03:21 GMT 
    The online auction site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:37:16 GMT 
    The European Commission accuses Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.

S Africa firebrand trial postponed 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:02:54 GMT 
    The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on charges of fraud and money-laundering is postponed till next year.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook' 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT 
    Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT 
    Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.

VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT 
    Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT 
    An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
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