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Deaths in renewed Donetsk fighting

Rebels in eastern Ukraine are closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk in fighting  that has killed 10 people and further undermined a shaky truce. The deaths were reported on Wednesday in residential areas caught in the crossfire between … Continue reading

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Hong Kong packed with National Day protesters

Student leaders of protests in Hong Kong have said they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings, if the city’s leader does not resign by Thursday, Lester Shum said at a news conference on Wednesday that the leaders would welcome … Continue reading

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More US raids as ISIL advances on Syria town

US-led forces have carried out at least five air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) outside  Kobane, a monitoring group has said, after the group’s fighters pushed to within 2km of the Syrian-Kurdish town. The strikes … Continue reading

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Children killed in Homs double blasts

At least 10 children are among 22 people killed in a twin bombings outside a primary school in the government-controlled city of Homs in central Syria. A Syrian pro-government channel broadcast on Wednesday brief footage of the aftermath, showing parents … Continue reading

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Kissinger ‘considered Cuba strikes’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 16:49 Kissinger (left) has been described as being ‘apoplectic’ about Cuba’s role in Africa in discussions with Ford US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up plans to “smash Cuba” with air strikes nearly … Continue reading

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Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

1 October 2014 Last updated at 17:19 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi: “l don’t know what is going to happen in the future…so I am taking all opportunities possible” Iraqi Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Deadly attack on Donetsk school

1 October 2014 Last updated at 15:20 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. As Tim Willcox reports, no children are thought to have been killed A shell has killed four people at a school in the rebel-held … Continue reading

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Students vow to step up HK protests

1 October 2014 Last updated at 18:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Martin Patience reports on a carnival atmosphere on the streets Student demonstrators in Hong Kong have vowed to step up their mass … Continue reading

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UN raises alert over neglected Ebola orphans

The number of orphans who have lost at least one parent to an Ebola virus is expected to double in West Africa, the UN children’s fund has said, intensifying a childcare problem as extended family members shun offsprings of Ebola … Continue reading

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Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters

An Egyptian court has sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of Muslim Brotherhood supporters. They were accused of taking part in street violence in October 2013 in which … Continue reading

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