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Abbas: Israel's Gaza war 'genocide'

September 26, 2014 - 10:10pm
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, in a UN speech, says he will seek punishment for "war crimes" committed during Israel's recent war with Gaza.

Do the NFL's problems start in college?

September 26, 2014 - 9:58pm
Are college - and high school - football to blame for NFL woes?

French driving schools fight red tape

September 26, 2014 - 9:36pm
Red tape frustrates French motoring school

VIDEO: Burst water main floods Sunset Strip

September 26, 2014 - 9:27pm
Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard has been flooded after a water main burst on Friday.

Air traffic fire 'set by employee'

September 26, 2014 - 9:13pm
A fire in an air traffic control facility that grounded all flights in and out of Chicago's two major airports was set by an employee, officials say.

US-led air strikes 'damaging IS'

September 26, 2014 - 8:39pm
The US armed forces head says air strikes are damaging Islamic State in Syria but will not alone defeat it, as the jihadists close in on a Kurdish town.

IMF declines new loans to Zimbabwe

September 26, 2014 - 8:14pm
The International Monetary Fund has told the BBC it will not offer Zimbabwe more money because the country is in arrears on repayments of existing loans.

IMF declines new loans to Zimbabwe

September 26, 2014 - 8:14pm
The International Monetary Fund has told the BBC it will not offer Zimbabwe more money because the country is in arrears on repayments of existing loans.

Paraguay sinking: Eight bodies found

September 26, 2014 - 7:50pm
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from the River Paraguay following Wednesday's boat accident, which killed Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew.

Paraguay sinking: Eight bodies found

September 26, 2014 - 7:50pm
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from the River Paraguay following Wednesday's boat accident, which killed Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew.

VIDEO: Why Belgium has seven parliaments

September 26, 2014 - 7:24pm
Belgium and its multiple parliaments

Who's afraid of bromine?

September 26, 2014 - 7:06pm
But should you really be afraid of this toxic red element?

VIDEO: US prepares for ‘rock star’ Modi

September 26, 2014 - 6:51pm
World leaders have descended on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, but few are getting the treatment India's PM Narendra Modi is set to receive.

New wave of Chinese art hits UK

September 26, 2014 - 6:23pm
The new wave of artists offering a fresh view of China

Hedge funds condemned over Argentina

September 26, 2014 - 6:15pm
The United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution backing Argentina in its debt battle against US hedge funds.

VIDEO: The $1.5m 'Modi Show' lands in US

September 26, 2014 - 5:59pm
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.

W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'

September 26, 2014 - 5:42pm
The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak, in West Africa, passes 3,000, the World Health Organization says.

IS battles for Syrian border town

September 26, 2014 - 5:41pm
Islamic State militants advance on the Syrian border town of Kobane, where they are battling Kurdish fighters, as the US-led air campaign continues.

Van Gaal ideas 'too much' for team

September 26, 2014 - 5:38pm
Louis van Gaal admits that his Manchester United squad are struggling to get to grips with his ideas.

Wenger warns Spurs over stadium move

September 26, 2014 - 5:36pm
Arsene Wenger says Tottenham will be under increased pressure to deliver on the pitch if they move to a new stadium.