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UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:18:49 GMT 
    The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.


Ukraine to pull back artillery 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:01:32 GMT 
    Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.


Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:26:15 GMT 
    The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.


Tesco probe into £250m profit error 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:54:51 GMT 
    Tesco suspends "a number of people", including four executives, as it launches an inquiry into why its half-year profit forecast was overstated by £250m ($400m).


Top Israeli spy Harari dies 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:05 GMT 
    Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.


Thousands of HK students at boycott 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:09:07 GMT 
    Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.


Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:04:26 GMT 
    Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.


S Leone hails lockdown 'success' 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:47:21 GMT 
    Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.


Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:32:34 GMT 
    The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere.


Russia plans for internet crisis 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:11:40 GMT 
    Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.


Pakistan appoints new spy chief 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:48:26 GMT 
    Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.


Afghan soldiers missing from US base 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:26:04 GMT 
    Three Afghan soldiers participating in a joint exercise at an American base in Massachusetts are reported to be missing.


VIDEO: Potter star launches equality campaign 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:27:02 GMT 
    Actress Emma Watson launches a global UN campaign to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality.


VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:36:18 GMT 
    Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.


VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:28:59 GMT 
    Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.
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