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China warns on 'illegal' HK protests 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:14:36 GMT 
    China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.


Head of US Secret Service resigns 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:42:40 GMT 
    The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, resigns following recent high-profile security lapses.


Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour' 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:42:20 GMT 
    Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.


Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:31:16 GMT 
    The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.


EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:07:14 GMT 
    Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.


Rio 2016 Olympics "are on track" 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:15:58 GMT 
    The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics.


Argentina bank governor resigns 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:07:52 GMT 
    Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.


Deadly attack on Donetsk school 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:20:41 GMT 
    A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.


Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:02:03 GMT 
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.


Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:12 GMT 
    Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence, saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.


Top Bahrain rights activist arrested 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:45:17 GMT 
    Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.


Florida music row killer guilty 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:41:10 GMT 
    Michael Dunn is found guilty in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis, a teenager shot during a row over loud music at a petrol station in Florida.


VIDEO: Explosions as coalition strikes IS 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:20:57 GMT 
    The Syrian town of Kobane is still under siege, two weeks after Islamic State fighters began their assault.


VIDEO: Girl found 12 years after abduction 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:41:33 GMT 
    A 17-year-old girl has been found in Mexico 12 years after she was abducted by her mother.


VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:20:39 GMT 
    A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.
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