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Afghans to sign troop deal with US

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:35
The new Afghan government is to sign a deal on Tuesday that will permit a reduced contingent of US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Yellowstone drone crash pilot fined

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:26
A US judge fines a Dutch tourist for crashing a drone into a hot spring in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.

VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:26
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.

Hannah suspect 'linked to 2009 case'

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:12
Police searching for missing student Hannah Graham say there is a forensic link between suspect Jesse Matthew and another unsolved murder case.

VIDEO: Hong Kong protesters defy warnings

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:32
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors are still occupying central Hong Kong despite police using pepper spray and tear gas to end the demonstrations.

Toyota recalls 690,000 trucks in US

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:05
Toyota is recalling Tacoma pickup trucks because of a potential vulnerability in the vehicles' suspension systems.

VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:50
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.

Hong Kong protesters stay on streets

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:43
Protests in Hong Kong appear set to continue, as tens of thousands of people camped on the streets defy calls to go home.

Belgium tries 46 over jihadist links

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:08
Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.

Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:01
Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.

Film art dominates Turner Prize show

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:00
Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.

Man 'taken hostage' in Brazil hotel

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:57
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.

Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:47
Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.

Spanish official stabbed in Sudan

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:41
Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.

Clash 'kills seven Ukraine troops'

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:39
Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.

Boy, 15, guilty of shooting girl dead

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:37
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.

Snapchat hit by weightloss spam scam

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:31
Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.

Migrant deaths in Med pass 3,000

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:27
A record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, an international migration body says.

Clarke rift will not sway McGinley

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:16
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.

VIDEO: Occupy Central - in 60 seconds

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:07
Hong Kong protests and the background to the Occupy Central movement - in 60 seconds.