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Last updated: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:50:36 EST

UK to 'play its part' against IS » Full Story
David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".

UN aims to block jihadist recruits » Full Story
The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.

Hollande condemns Algeria beheading » Full Story
French President Francois Hollande condemns the beheading in Algeria of tourist Herve Gourdel by a jihadist group linked to Islamic State militants.

Low-level disruption 'hits learning' » Full Story
Low-level, persistent disruptive behaviour in England's schools is affecting pupils' learning and damaging their life chances, inspectors warn.

Reconstruction of last Alice sighting » Full Story
A reconstruction of the last known movements of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross is due to take place later - four weeks after she disappeared.

PM apology to Queen for 'purr' claim » Full Story
David Cameron will apologise to the Queen after he was overheard saying she "purred" on hearing the result of the Scottish independence referendum.

Road funding stop-and-go, say MPs » Full Story
Funding for English roads is "piecemeal and stop-go", making cost-effective maintenance difficult, MPs warn.

Jason Orange leaves Take That » Full Story
Take That's Jason Orange announces he is leaving the group and will not be recording a new album with the band.

Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk' » Full Story
Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased breast cancer risk, research suggests.

Boko Haram fighters 'surrender' » Full Story
Hundreds of fighters in Nigeria-based Islamic militant group Boko Haram have surrendered after heavy losses against the army, the country's military spokesman says.

Steep drop in graduate unemployment » Full Story
Graduate unemployment in the UK has seen a big fall, the latest figures suggest.

US agrees $500m Navajo tribe payout » Full Story
The US government agrees to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe, settling a lawsuit with claims dating back more than 50 years.

VIDEO: Tears at 91-year-old's NHS plea » Full Story
A 91-year-old gives a passionate plea for the NHS as he recalls harsh times growing up and the death of his sister.

VIDEO: IS 'trafficking Yazidi women for sex' » Full Story
More than 3,000 Yazidi women and children have been captured by Islamic State militants and are being trafficked for sex, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: 'Brainwave' headband measures focus » Full Story
California startup Melon has developed a personal activity monitor in the form of a brainwave headband.

VIDEO: Is it a plane, is it a scooter? » Full Story
Japan's Air Self Defence Force has marked the 60th anniversary of its founding with a display using plane-shaped scooters.

VIDEO: Lorry driver tells of Calais risks » Full Story
The head of a large UK haulage firm has said the number of illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK is the worst he's ever seen.

VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished » Full Story
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.

VIDEO: Singapore's love of birdsinging » Full Story
In Singapore, local bird enthusiasts spend thousands of dollars on birds and cages, and birdsinging is even a competitive sport.

VIDEO: Who is Abu Qatada? In 90 seconds » Full Story
Abu Qatada arrived in the UK from Jordan seeking asylum in 1993, and 20 years later, was deported to stand trial on terror charges.

Cameron's 'call to arms' - front pages » Full Story
Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to recall Parliament to discuss possible air strikes against Islamic State (IS) extremists in Iraq makes several front pages.

Branson offers staff unlimited leave » Full Story
The boss of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, is offering to let his personal staff to take as much leave as they want, as long as they feel up to date on their work.

Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes » Full Story
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.

Manchester City 7-0 Sheffield Wednesday » Full Story
Manchester City score seven second-half goals to start their League Cup defence with an easy win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Chelsea 2-1 Bolton Wanderers » Full Story
Oscar scores the winner as Chelsea reach the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with victory over Bolton.

Fire still rages in steely Watson » Full Story
He may be 65 and sound like a retired airline pilot, but Europe should beware Tom Watson's hard edge, says Tom Fordyce.

Cook decision a long-term risk - Agnew » Full Story
Alastair Cook could be exhausted by the time of the Ashes next year, but his determination is admirable, writes Jonathan Agnew.

Wiggins wins world time trial title » Full Story
Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins clinches his first road world title with a thrilling time trial victory at the World Championships in Spain.

Monarch staff agree to 30% pay cut » Full Story
Travel firm Monarch says its staff have agreed to pay cuts of up to 30% to secure the future of the airline.

VIDEO: Australia migrants struggle for jobs » Full Story
Migrants have played a major role in Australia's economic success but a recent study shows the outlook is getting tougher for new migrants.

Miliband insists deficit 'priority' » Full Story
The Labour leader admits leaving out a part of his conference speech about the deficit but insists he covered his plans for economy.

VIDEO: 'I thought we'd won' - Sturgeon » Full Story
Newsnight's Kirsty Wark speaks to Nicola Sturgeon as she launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.

Labour 'would revive shattered NHS' » Full Story
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says Labour will put "people before profit" in the NHS, with new rights for carers and a shake-up of palliative care.

AUDIO: 'I lost ten family members to Ebola' » Full Story
A man from Liberia says ten members of his family have been killed after contracting the Ebola virus.

Streaming 'widens achievement gap' » Full Story
Streaming children by ability in primary school widens the achievement gap between rich and poor children, research suggests.

VIDEO: Many Islamabad state schools closed » Full Story
Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests.

Blackberry rethinks the keyboard » Full Story
Blackberry launches a wide-screened smartphone whose innovative keyboard features push keys that can also recognise gesture controls.

VIDEO: The world's first '3D-printed band' » Full Story
The unique sounds of the world’s first band playing 3D-printed instruments are revealed in Sweden.

India Mars mission arrives in orbit » Full Story
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.

VIDEO: Citizen science 'crucial to research' » Full Story
Information from "citizen scientists" is becoming more and more vital for some research projects, scientists say.

Conductor Christopher Hogwood dies » Full Story
British conductor Christopher Hogwood dies aged 73 following an illness.

VIDEO: Toby Jones on Marvellous role » Full Story
Bafta nominee Toby Jones stars in a new BBC drama, Marvellous, telling the story of Neil Baldwin whose life defies limitations despite having learning difficulties.

The struggle to claim the month of October » Full Story
Separate campaigns are urging people to give up alcohol and tobacco for October.

How do you put London's Roman shrine back together? » Full Story
Under the new Bloomberg building will go a relic from AD240

Guards posted at 84th birthday party » Full Story
Security guards are drafted in to stop "too many" people attending an 84-year-old man's birthday party at a care home.

Officer sacked over 'punch cover-up' » Full Story
A detective sergeant is dismissed for gross misconduct after hitting a man while off duty and trying to cover it up.

Councils spent £1.7m on baton relay » Full Story
Scottish councils spent over £1.7m on events associated with the Queen's Baton Relay, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Sturgeon confirms SNP leadership bid » Full Story
Nicola Sturgeon launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.

Robinson 'not planning to step down' » Full Story
First Minister Peter Robinson denies he has any plans to stand down before the next Northern Ireland Assembly election.

Children save dad after wasp sting » Full Story
Two Belfast children are praised for helping to save their father who went into anaphylactic shock while driving after being stung by a wasp.

'Forced work' case man 'terrified' » Full Story
A vulnerable man allegedly forced to work for 13 years at a Newport farm by a father and son was left "devastated" and "disgusted", a jury hears.

Jones attacks devolution response » Full Story
First Minister Carwyn Jones fears the break up of the UK within 10 years because of the UK Government's response to fall-out of the Scottish "No" vote.

CAR's 'endless crimes' to be probed » Full Story
The International Criminal Court opens a formal investigation into war crimes in the Central African Republic where religious conflict has displaced thousands.

Ebola nations may 'face collapse' » Full Story
The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank warns.

Shot Australian 'may have had help' » Full Story
A teenage terror suspect shot dead after he stabbed two Australian police officers may not have acted alone, a top police officer says.

Philippine rebels threaten hostages » Full Story
A Philippines-based militant group, Abu Sayyaf, threatens to kill two German hostages it captured in April.

Air France offers to scrap expansion » Full Story
Air France offers to scrap plans to expand its Transavia low-cost airline in Europe, in return for striking pilots returning to work immediately.

Nato sees Russia pullback in Ukraine » Full Story
Nato says it has observed a "significant" withdrawal of Russian troops from eastern Ukraine, but adds that some forces still remain there.

Kidnapped Mexican congressman killed » Full Story
The authorities in Mexico say a body found in a burned out car in central Zacatecas state is that of federal lawmaker Gabriel Gomez Michel.

Venezuela beauty queen killers jailed » Full Story
Three Venezuelan men are sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for the murder of beauty queen Monica Spear and her British partner in January.

Cameron in talks with Iran's Rouhani » Full Story
The UK's prime minister meets Iran's president for the first time since the country's revolution in 1979.

Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges » Full Story
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada is freed from prison after a Jordanian court rules there was insufficient evidence to convict him of terrorism offences.

Obama sets out US leadership vision » Full Story
US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Man arrested in Hannah Graham case » Full Story
A Virginia man is arrested in the abduction of a British-born student who disappeared more than 10 days ago and remains missing.

Your pictures: Lighting » Full Story
Readers' photos on the theme of "lighting"

Day in pictures: 24 September » Full Story
News images from around the world: 23 September

Urban kingfishers in pictures » Full Story
Wildlife on London's waterways

In pictures: Mass protests at Jadavpur University » Full Story
Jadavpur University students angry at sexual assault

In pictures: Landscapes in black and white » Full Story
On show at Museum of Modern Art in Wales

Day in pictures: 23 September » Full Story
News images from around the world: 23 September

Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014 » Full Story
The best news photos from around the world

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results » Full Story
Scotland votes "No" to independence

VIDEO: House of Commons » Full Story
Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.

VIDEO: Brighton teen 'killed in US air strikes' » Full Story
As David Cameron warns the UN that young people from modern societies are being sucked into the conflict in Syria, a mother tells the BBC she believes her son - fighting in Syria - was killed by US air strikes.

VIDEO: Is the iPhone 6 prone to bending? » Full Story
Marc Cieslak of BBC Click puts the iPhone 6 through some stress tests, in an unscientific test.

VIDEO: First look at Blackberry Passport » Full Story
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Blackberry's latest smartphone, which it calls Passport.

VIDEO: Ed Miliband: How I forgot speech » Full Story
Ed Miliband explains how he forgot elements of his speech at the Labour party conference in Manchester.

VIDEO: India mission arrives in Mars orbit » Full Story
India successfully puts its first satellite in orbit around Mars, after Mangalyaan's 10-month mission from Earth.

VIDEO: Brother defends Alice Gross suspect » Full Story
Detectives involved in the search for Alice Gross have gone to Latvia to try to find information about their main suspect, as his brother Janis Daksa tells the BBC he is "a good man".

VIDEO: Henning's wife receives plea for life » Full Story
The wife of the British hostage Alan Henning released a statement on Tuesday pleading with the militants who are holding her husband to release him.

VIDEO: Sturgeon to run for SNP leadership » Full Story
Nicola Sturgeon announces her plan to run for the leadership of the Scottish National Party, and to become Scotland's First Minister.

The Uncatchable » Full Story
How Greece's most wanted man became a folk hero

Weather report: Forecasts improving » Full Story
How weather forecasting is becoming more accurate

Why is that lamp-post watching me? » Full Story
Why is that lamp-post watching me?

Deaf dancers feel rhythm in the floor » Full Story
How a deaf dance troupe keeps to the beat

Malkovich artist: Value over viral » Full Story
An artist's anti-social media statement goes viral

Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties? » Full Story
Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?

Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling » Full Story
Why Indian mission costs less than a Hollywood movie

'Don't expect fireworks' in IS fight » Full Story
Don't expect fireworks in the fight against IS, writes James Landale

Will Miliband's deficit slip haunt him? » Full Story
Will Miliband's deficit slip haunt him?

Why does government do less for the North East than Scotland? » Full Story
Why does government do less for North East than Scotland?

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Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief » Full Story
The secrecy around Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathleen P. Black to run the city’s schools highlighted his faith in business leaders and dislike of public debate.

Tentative Deal in Iraq Keeps Maliki in Power » Full Story
Iraq’s leaders reached a tentative agreement to end an eight-month political impasse and return Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power.

Wal-Mart Says ‘Try This On’: Free Shipping » Full Story
Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart plans to offer free shipping on its Web site, a move that may create an expectation among consumers and a threat to smaller retailers.

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Blinken Says He'll Press Israel on More Humanitarian Aid to Gaza » Full Story
By Humeyra PamukRIYADH (Reuters) - The U.S. has seen measurable progress in the humanitarian situation in Gaza, U.S. Secretary of State Antony...

French Actor Gerard Depardieu Questioned Over Alleged Sexual Assaults » Full Story
PARIS (Reuters) - French screen legend Gerard Depardieu was detained for questioning on Monday in connection with alleged sexual assaults against...

US Opens Investigation Into Ford Crashes Involving Blue Cruise Partially Automated Driving System » Full Story
Two fatal crashes involving Ford’s Blue Cruise partially automated driving system have drawn the attention of U.S. auto safety regulators

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