BBC World Service
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US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
Thousands gather in Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's National Day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.
Troops in Somalia have retaken the Galgala mountains from al-Shabab Islamist militants, the regional administration tells the BBC.
The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.
Al Ain's Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan accuses Al Hilal midfielder Mihai Pintilii of racially abusing him in an Asian Champions League match.
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.
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
The Italian parliament's barbers are having their top pay cut to "only" 99,000 euros (£77,000) to save costs.
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights groups.
The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.
Asian stocks suffer their fourth consecutive day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.