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Hong Kong leader blames 'external forces'

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 12:16am
Leung does not identify countries allegedly behind pro-democracy protests, as political crisis shows no sign of abating.

US airdrops weapons for Kurds fighting ISIL

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 12:04am
Planes dropped supplies to fighters defending the Syrian city of Kobane despite Turkey's strong objection to the move.

Catholic Church criticised for gay U-turn

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 - 12:02am
Pro-gay groups slam Vatican for backtracking over gays and divorcees, despite Pope urging the Church to accept "change".

Spanish nurse appears clear of Ebola virus

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 11:03pm
Test shows immune system of first person outside West Africa to test positive has eliminated infection from her body.

Yemen's Houthis push south into Ibb

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 9:37pm
Sanaa province's governor resigns and diplomat returns from UN to take up PM's post as Shia group takes over new town.

Comet in close encounter with Mars

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 5:24pm
Siding Spring passes 140,000km from the 'Red Planet,' 10 times closer than any known comet has ever passed by Earth.

Bhutto's son launches political career

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 12:30am
Tens of thousands gathered in Pakistan's Karachi to support Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of slain prime minister.

Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 12:28am
At least 22, mostly women and children, hacked and clubbed to death, government says, in second massacre in a week.

Catholic bishops scrap 'welcome' to gays

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 12:06am
Synod dumps "welcoming homosexuals" section from draft document on ministering, after arguments over tone and content.

US and European allies call for calm in Libya

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 - 12:00am
France, Italy, Germany, and Britain join US in condemnation of fighting that has killed dozens in port city of Benghazi.

Yemen rivals sign new truce after Ibb clashes

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 11:41pm
Sunni tribesmen and Shia Houthis sign pact to end violence in central province, where earlier clashes killed 20 people.

Nigeria students 'to be released by Tuesday'

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 11:33pm
Presidential source quoted as saying everything is being done to gain freedom of female students held by Boko Haram.

Hong Kong protest clashes leave 20 injured

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 10:32pm
Government says 20 people wounded overnight after demonstrators storm barricades and clash with police.

Seeking peace with Boko Haram?

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 1:21pm
Nigerian government says truce with armed group could see release of kidnapped schoolgirls.

S Korea concert planner found dead

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 11:27am
Government official who handled safety at pop concert where 16 people were killed apparently commits suicide.

Fighting rages for control of Syria's Kobane

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 12:23am
Explosions heard in Syrian border town after US says days of sustained bombing has killed hundreds of ISIL fighters.

Sweden probes 'foreign underwater activity'

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 12:16am
Stockholm says it has launched military operation in the Baltic Sea following a tip-off from a "credible source".

Hurricane Gonzalo batters Bermuda

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 12:09am
Storm packing winds of 175km per hour is strongest to make a direct hit on the island in a decade.

Water crisis squeezes Sao Paulo state

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 - 12:04am
Record-breaking heat in Brazil leaves some of Sao Paulo state's 44 million residents scrambling for clean water sources.

Nigeria says ceasefire agreed with Boko Haram

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 - 11:51pm
Government says it reached a deal to secure the release of abducted girls, but some observers doubt the breakthrough.