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Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:08:18 GMT 
    Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, its foreign minister says.


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.


Kate's second baby due in April 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:04 GMT 
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace says.


Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:35:39 GMT 
    Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.


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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