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Fresh fighting in key Syrian town 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:30:58 GMT 
    Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.


Exiled Nazis collected US benefits 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:47:32 GMT 
    The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.


Sweden steps up 'mystery sub' hunt 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:27:47 GMT 
    Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.


Google changes 'to fight piracy' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:27 GMT 
    Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.


Nigeria declared free of Ebola 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:44 GMT 
    The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.


Four held 'over Iran acid attacks' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:41:49 GMT 
    Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.


Thai accused of dead king insult 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:41:33 GMT 
    Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago


UKIP's alliance in Europe rescued 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:34:43 GMT 
    A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.


Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:12:34 GMT 
    Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.


Pakistan suspends pro-Khan channel 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:48:42 GMT 
    Pakistan's authorities suspend ARY News TV channel, which supports anti-government protests led by opposition politician Imran Khan, for 15 days.


Chile arrests former Pinochet aide 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:12:08 GMT 
    Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.


Player dies after goal celebration 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:36:38 GMT 
    Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.


VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:26:17 GMT 
    An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.


VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:11 GMT 
    Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.


VIDEO: Panorama: Inside Taliban stronghold 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:11 GMT 
    BBC Panorama has gained unique access inside a Taliban stronghold, little more than an hour's drive from the capital, Kabul.
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