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US steps up air strikes on ISIL in Syria

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 10:57pm
US-led planes conduct raids on ISIL around besieged Kurdish town of Kobane as well as targets across Syria and Iraq.

Thousands march for missing Mexico students

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 10:16pm
Parents of the victims join march in Mexico City, calling on President Pena Nieto to prosecute slaying suspects.

Five Afghans hanged for gang rape

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 10:12pm
Men executed for assault of four women in August after trial was criticised by rights group as "badly flawed."

Yemen's PM-designate rejects nomination

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 9:03pm
Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak's decision comes after threats from Houthi rebels to hold a mass protest against his appointment.

US court hears Guantanamo force-feeding case

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 8:48pm
Force-fed prisoners at Guantanamo Bay can choose several flavours of liquid meals, including strawberry, official says.

China detains supporters of Hong Kong protest

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 5:51pm
Artists and journalist among several people detained in Beijing, and accused of supporting Hong Kong demonstrations.

Is the ICC capable of delivering justice?

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 3:43pm
As Kenya's president appears in the dock, we look at accusations the court is biased and incompetent.

'Blood moon' awes sky watchers

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 9:46am
A total lunar eclipse has been visible across much of the Americas and Asia, resulting in red-tinted moon.

N Korea official admits use of labour camps

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 12:48am
Foreign ministry official acknowledges for first time the existence of "reform through labour" camps but denies abuses.

Deaths in Kurdish protests across Turkey

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 - 12:38am
Nine killed in clashes with police over government's "inaction" against ISIL as president says Kobane "about to fall".

Kenyatta in Netherlands to face charges

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 11:03pm
Kenyan president to stand trial at The Hague's ICC over accusations related to violence after 2007 presidential poll.

Twitter sues US over spy programmes

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 10:47pm
Under current regulations, Twitter cannot reveal certain information about government requests for users' data.

Yemen rebels reject new prime minister

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 6:09pm
Houthis' stance comes hours after a presidential decree named Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak as the country's new premier.

UN: world must act to prevent Kobane massacre

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 5:30pm
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says Syrian city must be saved from the "rapes, massacres and horrific violence" of ISIL.

Spain quarantines four in Ebola scare

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 1:34pm
Nurse with first infection outside of Africa, husband and two others in isolation to prevent spread.

Cyprus halts unity talks with Turkey

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 1:33pm
President says decision taken after Turkey's "aggressive" plan to start test-drilling off coast.

Israeli troops injured in Hezbollah bombing

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 - 11:47am
Lebanese group says it planted bomb in southern border area that injured at least two Israeli soldiers.

Korean navy boats exchange warning shots

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 - 10:39pm
Naval ships fire warning shots after North Korean patrol boat crosses disputed sea border, South Korean officials say.

Street battles as ISIL enters Syria's Kobane

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 - 10:27pm
Kurdish forces order civilians to flee as ISIL enters Kurdish-Syrian border town, sparking heavy street fighting.

Hong Kong activists agree to talks

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 - 9:10pm
Numbers of demonstrators dwindle as they face growing pressure to end their protests against Chinese poll interference.