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First US airstrikes under new IS plan 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:46:45 GMT 
    The US has carried out airstrikes in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.

Pro-Union leaders in powers pledge 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:59:48 GMT 
    The leaders of the UK's three main political parties sign a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence.

Belgian murderer wins 'right to die' 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:34:41 GMT 
    A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling.

Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500' 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:45:28 GMT 
    About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.

Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:32:44 GMT 
    Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:51 GMT 
    Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

Rio police 'corruption' arrests 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:06:34 GMT 
    Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested twenty-two of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.

Nato troops begin Ukraine drill 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:07:51 GMT 
    About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - begin a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine.

Trial deal for German 'IS fighter' 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:55:55 GMT 
    A man on trial in Germany on charges of fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria is offered a shorter jail term in exchange for a confession.

Two Britons die in Thai beach attack 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:23:45 GMT 
    Two British tourists killed in an attack on a beach in southern Thailand are named by Thai police as Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Hundreds evacuated in US wildfires 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:11:11 GMT 
    Two wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate, including one lakeside town where almost two dozen buildings burned down.

Apple releases U2 album removal tool 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:30 GMT 
    Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free.

VIDEO: Ivory Coast's home-grown tablet 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:16 GMT 
    How an Ivory Coast company developed a tablet computer which is being introduced in the country's schools.

VIDEO: Polish theatre will play to the gods 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:53:28 GMT 
    Kasia Madera reports from Poland on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, which has a unique opening roof.

VIDEO: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:37:22 GMT 
    Prince Harry has a two-fold celebration on Monday - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which have ended in London.
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