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  • >Probe into Tesco's South Korea brand
    Homeplus, Tesco's South Korean brand and its biggest outside the UK, is under investigation over the handling of customer data.
    - 6 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:13pm -
  • >Woman and child killed by train
    A woman and young child die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire, in "suspicious circumstances", say police.
    - 14 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:05pm -
  • >NHS staff volunteer for Ebola effort
    More than 160 NHS staff have volunteered to be part of the UK efforts to help in the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
    - 19 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • >Cape Town shuts pro-gay mosque
    A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.
    - 25 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:54pm -
  • >US strikes Islamic State in Syria
    The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.
    - 33 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:46pm -
  • >Algeria militants seize Frenchman
    Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.
    - 34 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:45pm -
  • >Day in pictures: 23 September
    A selection of news photos from around the world
    - 39 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:40pm -
  • >Salmond to make voting age call
    Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered to 16 in future elections.
    - 45 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:34pm -
  • >China noodle shop 'sold opium-laced noodles'
    A Chinese noodle shop owner is accused of lacing his wares with poppy-seed to entice more customers.
    - 58 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:21pm -
  • >Medellin high-rises to be demolished
    The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin will be demolished following a deadly collapse last year.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:19pm -

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  • >Israeli forces kill two Hamas members suspected in kidnap, killing of three teens
    JERUSALEM — Israeli forces early Tuesday shot and killed two Hamas operatives suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teenagers this summer. The abduction of the three students, and the Israeli military’s sweep and mass arrests of Hamas…
    - 13 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:06pm -
  • >Arab backing to U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria widens front against Islamic State
    BAGHDAD -- The participation of five Arab nations in U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria gave Washington broad regional backing as the threat of Islamic State militants galvanizes the Middle East against a shared enemy. Read full article >>
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:11pm -
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    JERUSALEM – Israel’s military said that it shot down a Syrian warplane Tuesday after the aircraft strayed more than half-mile into airspace Israel controls over the Golan Heights. Military experts in Israel said that this was the first time in ne…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 2:17pm -
  • >U.S. expands war against Islamic State with airstrikes in Syria
    The United States and several Middle East partners pounded Islamic State targets in Syria Tuesday with waves of warplanes and Tomahawk cruise missiles in an aggressive and risky operation marking a new phase in the conflict. Read full article >>
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:58pm -
  • >China sentences moderate Uighur scholar to life in prison for advocating separatism
    BEIJING — China sentenced the prominent Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment for advocating separatism and inciting ethnic hatred, criticizing the government and voicing support for terrorism on Tuesday, in a surprisingly harsh ver…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:00pm -
  • >Russia condemns U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria
    MOSCOW — As the United States launches airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, Russia is condemning the move, and hedging support for the attacks so long as they proceed without the Syrian government’s consent. Read full article >>
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 12:03pm -
  • >WorldViews: Photos: What the Iraqi city of Mosul looked like 80 years ago, and now
    The Islamic State became well known worldwide when it captured one of Iraq's largest cities, Mosul. Although the militant group had seized Fallujah earlier this year, Mosul was the beginning of the Islamic State's quest to capture much of Iraq and t…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • >Can Indian tycoon Subrata Roy sell New York’s Plaza Hotel and get out of jail?
    NEW DELHI — Subrata Roy is one of India’s richest men, runs one of its biggest companies and lives on a 300-acre estate complete with a giant lake and its own hospital. But since February, Roy, 65, has been a resident of New Delhi’s feared Tiha…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:30am -
  • >U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria
    The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive and risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 10:21am -
  • >Syria is sticking point between Russia and U.S. on defeating Islamic State
    MOSCOW— As the United States worked to build an international coalition for expanded strikes against the Islamic State, Russia has taken the opportunity to say “we told you so” and hedged broader support until the Syrian government gets a large…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 6:38am -

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  • >Algeria hunts for kidnapped Frenchman, Paris says no deals
    AIT OUABANE Algeria/PARIS (Reuters) - Algerian military and police set up checkpoints and sent troops into mountains east of Algiers on Tuesday to look for a Frenchman kidnapped by militants who threatened to execute him over France's intervention in…
    - 28 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:51pm -
  • >Defiant students give Hong Kong leader ultimatum to respond
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's striking students on Tuesday gave the city's leader 48 hours to honour his promise to listen to the people, threatening further action if he failed to respond to their demands for greater democracy in the former Brit…
    - 35 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:44pm -
  • >AstraZeneca, Shire dive as U.S. tax move punctures deal hopes
    LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire fell sharply on Tuesday after the U.S. Treasury took steps to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.
    - 35 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:44pm -
  • >U.S., backed by Arabs, launches first strikes on fighters in Syria
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at…
    - 36 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:43pm -
  • >UK August public finances show further slippage, income tax weak
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public finances deteriorated again in August after a weak start to the financial year, posing a challenge for Chancellor George Osborne as next year's national election approaches.
    - 46 mins ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:33pm -
  • >Israel says its troops kill Hamas men accused of slaying teens
    HEBRON West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:08pm -
  • >Barclays fined 38 million pounds for client fund failings
    LONDON (Reuters) - British bank Barclays was fined 38 million pounds on Tuesday for exposing customers to unnecessary risks by failing to ensure client assets were properly safeguarded and adequate records kept.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 3:05pm -
  • >Euro zone business growth slows in September as prices keep sliding - PMI
    LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Euro zone business activity has expanded at a slightly weaker pace than expected in September as firms cut prices for the 30th month in a row, a survey showed on Tuesday.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • >Chinese court jails Uighur scholar for life for separatism
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a clear signal that the government is determined to suppress disse…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 1:17pm -
  • >UK August public finances show further slippage, income tax weak
    LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain's public finances continued to deteriorate in August after a weak start to the financial year, posing a challenge for finance minister George Osborne as next year's national election approaches.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 12:37pm -

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