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Yazidi anger at forgotten crisis

Tue, 2014-09-23 20:15
Yazidi call for help to save those still held by IS militants

Hostage family receives plea for life

Tue, 2014-09-23 20:09
The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".

US condemns China scholar sentence

Tue, 2014-09-23 19:33
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.

VIDEO: 'Brainwave' headband measures focus

Tue, 2014-09-23 19:22
California startup Melon has developed a personal activity monitor in the form of a brainwave headband.

Second fence erected at White House

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:49
The Secret Service erects a second fence in front of the White House, days after an intruder scaled the main fence and entered the mansion.

Yemen rebel chief hails 'revolution'

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:28
The leader of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels describes his supporters' takeover of key parts of the capital, Sanaa, as a "successful revolution".

No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:23
The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.

Charge in US teen disappearance

Tue, 2014-09-23 17:18
A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.

VIDEO: Capturing great artists in their element

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:50
What happens when an artist becomes the subject of a work of art rather than its creator? An exhibit curated by Picasso's grandson showcases photos of artists at work.

VIDEO: China's Eco City looks for residents

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:49
China's Eco City was built to house 350,000 residents but so far just 12,000 people live there.

Brazil refuses deforestation pact

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:42
Brazil refuses to sign up to a pact setting a deadline for ending deforestation entirely by 2030, saying the deal could clash with its laws.

Six marathon penalty shootouts

Tue, 2014-09-23 16:10
After Liverpool's record-equalling penalty shootout win against Middlesbrough, BBC Sport looks at other dramatic shootouts.

Gala concert to launch Ryder Cup

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:42
A gala concert featuring contemporary and classical music is to welcome the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament to Scotland.

'Excessive' care home fees claim

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:41
Glasgow City Council accuses private care homes of demanding "excessive fees" and thwarting plans aimed at limiting the cost of care.

Demanding justice for Irish abused by nuns

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:39
Can Irish nuns be made to compensate women they abused?

Seattle to fine for food in rubbish

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:30
The Seattle city council votes to fine businesses and residents that waste too much food, in an effort to boost composting and recycling.

VIDEO: The world's first '3D-printed band'

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:24
The unique sounds of the world’s first band playing 3D-printed instruments are revealed in Sweden.

Minecraft map of UK adds houses

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:23
More than 83 billion Minecraft blocks have been used to create a digital version of Britain complete with rivers, roads and railway tracks.

How technology is changing disaster relief

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:21
How technology is changing disaster relief

VIDEO: Global push to tackle climate change

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:07
World leaders are being asked to make bold pledges to address climate change at a one day summit in New York.
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