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Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.
Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attract hundreds of thousands of marchers across more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
Three Afghan soldiers participating in a joint exercise at an American base in Massachusetts are reported to be missing.
Rawalpindi is tense as it prepares for the funeral of Sunni prayer leader and Mufti Amanullah, 34, who was gunned down last night.
Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice.
Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.
Engineers have invented a battery made of three liquefied metals, which they say is efficient and cheap enough to store power on the electric grid.
American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.
The Peruvian authorities announce a new anti-logging commission after the killings of four indigenous leaders in the Amazon rainforest.
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.
Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo kills at least two police officers, security officials say.
Fiji's former military leader Frank Bainimarama is sworn in as prime minister of the Pacific nation after an emphatic election win.
India's first probe to Mars has entered "the Martian neighbourhood", its space agency says, 48 hours before its planned arrival in orbit.
The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister.
Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels sign an agreement aimed at ending the political crisis which has gripped the country for weeks.
A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six crew, state TV reports.
Tesco suspends four executives as it launches an inquiry into why its half-year profit forecast was overstated by £250m.
Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference.
The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.
The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini compares Chelsea's defensive style during Sunday's 1-1 draw to that of Stoke City.
Lewis Hamilton insists the World Championship was not on his mind, despite taking the lead for the first time in four months.
Lionel Messi scores and misses a penalty as Barcelona cruise to an easy victory over bottom club Levante.
Polly Bergen, the actress whose fictional family was terrorised by Robert Mitchum in the 1962 film Cape Fear, dies aged 84.
Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.
Angelina Jolie signs up to direct Africa, a film about a conservationist's battles with ivory poachers.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.
A year on from the assault by Islamist militants on the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenyans still have questions about the four-day siege and its aftermath.
Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.
Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa resigns amid reports that rebels have taken control of the government headquarters.
As global leaders gather in New York for the General Assembly the current wave of global crises has also raised questions about the UN's ability to deal with them all.
Firefighters are trying to contain a fire that has engulfed a residential building in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, according to Russian media.
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Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
World leaders head for annual whirlwind get-together at UN
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