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Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 1:32pm
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 12:27pm
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 11:53am
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 11:53am
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.

Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 11:23am
Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.

VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 9:37am
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 9:36am
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

Tax and tech

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 8:44am
Rory Cellan-Jones on relationship between government and tech giants

Threat posed by voice activation

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 7:35am
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

VIDEO: Johnson jokes about Salmond and kippers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 7:19am
Boris Johnson brings out fish puns to mock his political opponents and pledges to fight UKIP on the beaches.

Day in pictures: 30 September

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 6:54am
News images from around the world: 30 September

VIDEO: Johnson gives 'permission to purr'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 6:51am
David Cameron smiles as Boris Johnson gives Tory delegates "permission to purr" over the Scottish referendum result.

Analysis: Can extremism plan work?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 6:10am
Is Theresa May's plan to tackle extremists workable?

In pictures: The lure of gold

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 5:42am
Men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea

AUDIO: Classical challenge for Benedetti

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 3:56am
The BBC is launching a campaign to get every child in the land familiar with a piece of classical music.

VIDEO: X Men star: I don't watch my films

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 3:53am
X Men star James Marsden talks to BBC Breakfast about his new film The Best of Me and why he has not seen the ending

Hong Kong protests hit uncharted territory

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 3:30am
Is there any chance of compromise in Hong Kong?

Why do so many drivers shun seatbelts?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 2:19am
It is more than 30 years since it became illegal to drive without a seatbelt, yet up to two million drivers in the UK are still risking it.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 2:18am
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

Health spending set for budget boost

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 - 12:52am
Health spending is expected to get a boost when the Welsh government unveils its draft budget for 2015-16.