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Turkey to let Kurds join Kobane fight 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:02 GMT 
    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants - foreign minister says.


Two Japan ministers quit amid rows 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:45:42 GMT 
    Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.


Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:22:17 GMT 
    The World Health Organization is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.


Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:07:58 GMT 
    Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.


Australia lifts parliament veil ban 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:57:00 GMT 
    Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.


HK protesters deny 'foreign link' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:15:32 GMT 
    Pro-democracy activists criticise comments by Hong Kong leader CY Leung, who says "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory.


Downing Street rejects Barroso claims 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:34:30 GMT 
    A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.


China's communist leaders gather 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:21 GMT 
    A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption has begun in Beijing.


Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:06:40 GMT 
    A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting short-haul services on Monday is expanded to include long-haul routes on Tuesday.


Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:34:11 GMT 
    One of Pakistan's top charity leaders has told the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.


Modi party to form state governments 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:52:21 GMT 
    India's BJP is set to form governments in Maharashtra and Haryana, after the party won the elections in both states.


Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:52:23 GMT 
    British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.


VIDEO: 'Hero' rescues man from burning house 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:26:37 GMT 
    A man has been rescued from a burning house in California in the US.


VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:51:25 GMT 
    There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.


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  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:14:16 GMT 
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