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Hong Kong set for holiday protests 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:49:48 GMT 
    Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong prepare for what they hope will be the biggest rallies in their campaign so far, as China marks National Day.


First Ebola case diagnosed on US soil 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:36:19 GMT 
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed on US soil is confirmed by medical officials in Dallas, Texas.


Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:56:47 GMT 
    Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.


Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:27:55 GMT 
    Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.


Iran 'postpones' woman's execution 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:37 GMT 
    Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.


Phelps 'arrested for drink driving' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:09:54 GMT 
    US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.


Argentina defies US over debt payment 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:57:59 GMT 
    Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with a state-controlled bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.


Afghans sign deal to keep US troops 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:32:27 GMT 
    The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.


White House security plan 'failed' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:41:27 GMT 
    The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.


California imposes plastic bag ban 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:54:50 GMT 
    The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.


Catalans rally for independence vote 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:25:26 GMT 
    Thousands of pro-independence campaigners take to the streets of Barcelona after the Catalan government says it remains "determined" to hold the vote.


Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:22 GMT 
    Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.


VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:37 GMT 
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.


VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT 
    A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.


VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:47:45 GMT 
    The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.
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