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Hong Kong leader refuses to quit 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:24:29 GMT 
    Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung insists he will not resign, but offers talks to pro-democracy protesters calling on him to step down.

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses' 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:44:05 GMT 
    A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:10:31 GMT 
    As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for exposure to Ebola after a man was diagnosed in Dallas with the disease, health officials say.

Prince George 'harassment' warning 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:48:25 GMT 
    Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge write to a photographer asking him to "cease harassing" Prince George and his nanny.

Rebels push to take Donetsk airport 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:51:04 GMT 
    Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive in an attempt to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.

Turkey MPs debate joining war on IS 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:39:35 GMT 
    The Turkish parliament considers a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory.

Sarkozy bid divides Chirac couple 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:05:01 GMT 
    The prospect of Nicolas Sarkozy returning as French presidency candidate in 2017 splits opinion between ex-President Jacques Chirac and his wife.

Boko Haram video shows leader alive 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:47:45 GMT 
    A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.

Saudis play down Hajj Ebola concerns 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:36:45 GMT 
    Two million Muslims begin the annual, five-day Hajj pilgrimage, with Saudi Arabia playing down concern of Ebola infection.

Israel urged to silence net activist 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:22:44 GMT 
    The Israeli authorities are urged to shut down the internet account of an activist in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.

Ship identified in Franklin search 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:11:13 GMT 
    A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.

NFL rocked by fresh assault probe 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:18:08 GMT 
    American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL.

VIDEO: What can you do in a green phone box? 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:43:58 GMT 
    Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:42:30 GMT 
    Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.

VIDEO: Dog saved from tar pool in India 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:28:50 GMT 
    A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.
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