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Deadly attacks on Kabul troops

bbc.co.uk — At least seven people are dead after two separate bomb attacks targeted buses carrying troops in the Afghan capital Kabul.
Oct 01, 2014

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Oct 01, 2014

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Oct 01, 2014

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French police fine Muslim driver for wearing veil

news.bbc.co.uk — Police in the western city of Nantes said the veil - which showed only her eyes - restricted her vision and could have caused an accident. The woman's lawyer says they will appeal against the decision, which he described as a breach of human rights.

DJ Neil Fox held over 'sex assaults'

bbc.co.uk — Radio DJ Neil "Dr" Fox arrested in London by police investigating claims of historical sex offences
Sep 30, 2014

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Sep 30, 2014

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Sep 30, 2014

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RAF tornados return to base after strikes on IS in Iraq

bbc.co.uk — Two RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck. The Ministry of Defence said the attacks were in support of Kurdish units in the north-west of the country.

Defiant Hong Kong teens: 'The government will not talk to us'

bbc.co.uk — Pro-democracy crowds have stayed on the streets of Hong Kong at the start of National Day - which activists hope will see the largest protests so far. Tens of thousands of people have been blocking parts of the city for days.

Alice Gross search: Police find a body in river

bbc.co.uk — Family of missing girl Alice Gross informed after police investigating disappearance find a body in west London river

US and Brazil resolve longstanding cotton dispute

bbc.co.uk — The US and Brazil have reportedly come to an agreement that will put an end to a decade-long dispute over subsidies provided to cotton growers. The South American country had argued that payments made by Washington to US producers were in violation of international trading rules.

NFL player Husain Abdullah 'gets penalty for praying'

bbc.co.uk — A Muslim NFL player has received a penalty after celebrating a touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer, US media say. Husain Abdullah scored for the Kansas City Chiefs as they defeated the New England Patriots 41-14. He slid on his knees then pressed his forehead against the end zone grass.

Hong Kong protest: Drone captures scale of protest

bbc.co.uk — Footage filmed by a drone has captured the scale of Saturday's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong's central business district. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets to oppose China's decision to choose the candidates for Hong Kong's next election in 2017. Hong Kong's Chief Executive has called on the demonstrators to end their action.

Taboola: The internet firm at the forefront of 'click-bait'

bbc.co.uk — You may not have heard of a company called Taboola, but what it does may annoy you greatly. "Controversial slimming pill sweeps the UK", "15 inconveniences of being a woman", "Nine people you won't actually believe exist", "Danger!

Alice Gross case now a murder inquiry after body found

bbc.co.uk — Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross confirm it is now a murder inquiry after a body was found in a river in west London. Detectives say significant efforts were made to conceal the body, which was discovered on Tuesday night, This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.
Oct 01, 2014

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In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell

bbc.co.uk — Crowds are gathering in Hong Kong for what could be the largest day of pro-democracy protests in the territory since street demonstrations ballooned over the weekend. Crowds are expected to gather at different locations across Hong Kong on Wednesday, China's 65th National Day.

Iran 'delays' Reyhaneh Jabbari execution after campaign

bbc.co.uk — An Iranian woman due to be put to death for killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her is reported to have had her execution postponed. Officials said on Monday that Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, had been transferred to a prison west of Tehran to be hanged.

Iraq crisis: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for Islamic State

bbc.co.uk — RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck. The Ministry of Defence said the attacks were in support of Kurdish units in the north-west of the country.

ICC: Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear at Hague

bbc.co.uk — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to avoid appearing at a hearing on 8 October. He denies organising ethnic massacres after the 2007 elections in which 1,200 people were killed, Judges rejected Mr Kenyatta's request to postpone the hearing or appear via video link, and insisted he must appear in person at the Hague.
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