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Coalition set for IS talks in Paris 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:59:56 GMT 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State militants.


Sweden victor says no far-right pact 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:07:03 GMT 
    The leader of Sweden's Social Democrats says he is ready to start coalition talks after their election win, but will not work with the far right.


Brazil builds giant Amazon tower 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:51:04 GMT 
    Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.


N Korea jails US man for six years 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:23:31 GMT 
    An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.


Arab states 'offer anti-IS strikes' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:22:33 GMT 
    Several Arab countries offer to take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants if approved by the Iraqi government, US officials say.


Pope marries cohabiting couples 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:33:53 GMT 
    Pope Francis marries 20 Italian couples at the Vatican, including some who were cohabiting, one of them with a child.


Uganda seizes 'al-Shabab explosives' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:04:21 GMT 
    Police in Uganda say they have seized explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants who were said to be plotting an attack in the country.


Merkel speaks out on anti-Semitism 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:25:21 GMT 
    Fighting anti-Semitism is every German's duty, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells a mass rally in Berlin, after growing attacks on Jews.


Nato members 'send arms to Ukraine' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:07:35 GMT 
    Nato countries have started delivering arms to Ukraine to help its soldiers combat pro-Russian separatists in the east, the defence minister says.


Salmond and PM hit campaign trail 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:32:11 GMT 
    First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron are hitting the Scottish campaign trail ahead of Thursday's independence vote.


Walking or cycling 'wellbeing boost' 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:58:50 GMT 
    Switching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work improves the wellbeing of commuters, a study suggests.


Imitation Game wins Toronto top prize 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:35:53 GMT 
    Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wins the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.


VIDEO: Bollywood Bard: Hamlet with a twist 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:01:48 GMT 
    Director Vishal Bhardwaj's new film Haider gives William Shakespeare's Hamlet a Bollywood twist.


VIDEO: Syrians 'traumatised' by IS fears 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:07:35 GMT 
    Jeremy Bowen reports on how Syrians are "traumatised" by fears of Islamic State fighters.


VIDEO: What is Alibaba? In 60 seconds 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:00:56 GMT 
    Your 60-second primer on Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant set to float on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest technology listings ever.
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