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VIDEO: Migrants 'propelled by hope' of Germany

Tue, 2015-09-29 17:49
The UN's refugee agency says the number of migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year is more than double the total for 2014.

Dieudonne evicted from Paris theatre

Tue, 2015-09-29 17:42
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne is ordered to vacate the Paris theatre where he has been performing for the last 15 years.

FC Porto 2-1 Chelsea

Tue, 2015-09-29 17:27
Chelsea's poor start to the season continues as they are beaten by Porto in the Champions League.

Scrapping income tax - Trump, Bush or Huckabee?

Tue, 2015-09-29 17:20
Every Republican candidate decries high taxes and a complex revenue-collection system. Few, however, offer details about what they propose to do about it.

Volkswagen staff 'acted criminally'

Tue, 2015-09-29 16:41
Olaf Lies, a Volkswagen board member and economy minister of Lower Saxony has told Newsnight some staff acted criminally over emission cheat tests.

Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos

Tue, 2015-09-29 16:37
Arsenal are bottom of Group F after a shock Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos at Emirates Stadium.

Platini 'not just witness' in Fifa case

Tue, 2015-09-29 16:28
The head of European football's governing body Uefa, is being treated as "in between a witness and an accused person'' in a Swiss investigation into football corruption.

Indonesia 'needs time' to tackle haze

Tue, 2015-09-29 16:27
In an exclusive BBC interview, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says putting an end to haze-generating forest-burning will take time.

US state rebuffs Pope over execution

Tue, 2015-09-29 15:40
The US state of Georgia rejects calls from Pope Francis and other activists who call for clemency to be granted to a woman on death row.

Planned Parenthood defends itself

Tue, 2015-09-29 15:29
The head of Planned Parenthood defends her organisation before Congress, calling a series of secretly recorded videos a "smear campaign".

The gay marriage proposal that's the talk of China

Tue, 2015-09-29 15:23
Two men getting engaged becomes the talk of China

Bank's Carney warns on climate change

Tue, 2015-09-29 15:18
The Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns the world must wake up to the risks posed by climate change.