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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Tuesday, September 23 2014 04:37 PM

GlobalNews: 23 Sep 14 PM Airstrikes on IS in Syria

Tuesday, September 23 2014 03:57 PM

Survivor describes mass-drowning off Malta / What can UN climate-change summit achieve ? / Benefits of a 4-day week / Is Vantablack the new black ?...

GlobalNews: 23 Sep 14 AM Frenchman captured in Algeria

Monday, September 22 2014 11:00 PM

Rockefellers turn to renewables / Who is Aafia Siddiqui? / Is the Lion King still roaring to go?...

GlobalNews: 22 Sep 14 PM Syrian Kurds flood into Turkey

Monday, September 22 2014 02:08 PM

Hong Kong students go on strike / Myanmar rebels hesitant to sign up to ceasefire / Why UK is recruiting dyslexic spies...

GlobalNews: 22 Sep 14 AM Kerry welcomes Afghan deal

Monday, September 22 2014 12:09 AM

Kerry welcomes Afghan unity government / Yemen deal / climate change protests...

GlobalNews: 21 Sept 14 PM Afghan rivals agree to share

Sunday, September 21 2014 01:59 PM

Belgian recruits to IS/ Pope visits Albania/ Imelda at the National...

GlobalNews: 20 Sept 14 PM Turkey greets freed hostages

Saturday, September 20 2014 01:57 PM

Scotland devolution plans / Why artists fear their colours might lose their punch / The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem....

GlobalNews: 19 Sept 14 PM: Scotland votes NO

Friday, September 19 2014 02:11 PM

Scotland: pollster verdict; youth vote; UK constitution; world reaction / French air strikes in Iraq / China fines GSK / Li Na retires...

GlobalNews: 19 Sep 14 AM Votes counted in Scottish referendum

Thursday, September 18 2014 11:52 PM

Ukraine's president tells US: we need your weapons! / New hostage on IS video / FIFA tells officials: return luxury watches!...

GlobalNews: 18 Sep 14 PM China & India sign economic deal

Thursday, September 18 2014 03:50 PM

Leading UK Muslims urge IS to release British hostage / BBC news team attacked in Russia / Australian police seize 15 in anti-terror raids / A man who's quietly given away $6.5 billion...

GlobalNews: 18 Sep 14 AM World Bank warns of Ebola's economic impact

Thursday, September 18 2014 12:08 AM

Scotland votes on independence / Should fans boycott the NFL? / Who were the first Europeans? / Should we eat roast songbird?...

GlobalNews: 17 Sep 14 PM Final campaigning in Scotland

Wednesday, September 17 2014 03:25 PM

New Ebola vaccine on trial / Former IS fighter issues warning to the West / A school for husbands in Ivory Coast / Agent Fifi's glamorous role in World War 2...

GlobalNews: 17 Sep 14 AM Obama warns of Ebola crisis

Tuesday, September 16 2014 09:55 PM

Daily life in Luhansk/ French government no-confidence vote/ Suez Canal postage stamp controversy....

GlobalNews: 16 Sep 14 PM A key step towards peace in Ukraine ?

Tuesday, September 16 2014 03:04 PM

Obama pledges troops and money to help Liberia tackle Ebola / Non-Muslim Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam / Veteran ballerina looks back at 70-year career on the stage....

GlobalNews: 16 Sep 14 AM Cameron's Scotland speech

Monday, September 15 2014 11:22 PM

Migrant boat sinking / Belgian murderer "right to die" / Microsoft buys Minecraft....

GlobalNews: 15 Sep 14 PM International pledge to help Iraq fight IS

Monday, September 15 2014 04:01 PM

Is Russia obsessed with removing "traitors" ? / A Muslim woman's heroic role in fighting Nazism / Why "Goldilocks spot" might be breakthrough in space exploration...

GlobalNews: 15 Sep 14 AM Arab states "offer anti-IS strikes"

Sunday, September 14 2014 11:43 PM

MERS fears in Saudi Arabia /Far-right party gains in Sweden / US cheerleaders sue their teams....

GlobalNews: 14 Sep 14 SUN UK will 'hunt down' Haines killers

Sunday, September 14 2014 03:12 PM

Leaders stress Scots vote will stand / North Korea jails US man for six years / Golfer Greg Norman in chainsaw accident....

GlobalNews: 13 Sep 14 Final weekend before Scottish vote

Saturday, September 13 2014 03:18 PM

Reports of fighting in Donetsk/ US Secretary of state in Egypt/ All things electric for Formula 1?...

GlobalNews: 12 Sep 14 PM Pistorius guilty of "culpable homicide"

Friday, September 12 2014 04:04 PM

Background to judge's verdict / Is IS much stronger than was realised ? / Remembering Ian Paisley / Turning people's everyday energy into electricity...

GlobalNews: 12 Sep 14 AM US coalition against Islamic State

Thursday, September 11 2014 10:00 PM

Conclusion of Pistorius verdict / New EU & US sanctions against Russia / Have music videos become too sexually explicit?...

GlobalNews: 11 Sep 14 PM Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder

Thursday, September 11 2014 03:55 PM

How good is Obama's strategy against IS ? / Why Pistorius trial has echoes of OJ Simpson case / The first ever World Nomad Games / 83 year-old model remembers legendary photographer Horst....

GlobalNews: 11 Sep 14 AM Kurds repel IS attacks

Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:47 PM

Are Gulf states allies in fight against IS ? / Oscar Pistorius returns to court for verdict / Was Stonehenge much bigger than we thought ?...

GlobalNews: 10 Sep 14 PM What can Kerry achieve in Iraq ?

Wednesday, September 10 2014 03:39 PM

UK party leaders visit Scotland as independence debate hots up / Profile of judge who'll give Pistorius verdict / Man who escaped from Sinai kidnap-gang talks about freedom....

GlobalNews: 10 Sep 14 AM Obama rallies support on IS plan

Tuesday, September 09 2014 11:41 PM

Obama meets Congressional leaders / Rise in greenhouse gases / Life for the Uighurs of Beijing / Has missing Arctic ship been found after 169 years ?...

GlobalNews: 09 Sep 14 PM Report on Ukraine air crash

Tuesday, September 09 2014 03:48 PM

Millions at risk of famine in South Sudan / Does Quebec have lessons for Scottish independence movement ? / A new book by Dr. Seuss...

GlobalNews: 09 Sep 14 AM More EU sanctions on Russia

Monday, September 08 2014 11:57 PM

EU agrees new measures for Ukraine / New unity government for Iraq / South China Sea dispute / Kashmir and Pakistan floods / NFL player suspended amid abuse allegations / India sex testing...

GlobalNews: 08 Sep 14 PM Is a new Iraqi government imminent ?

Monday, September 08 2014 03:12 PM

Elderly ex-Peshmerga return to combat to fight IS / African Union troops accused of rape in Somalia / A link between UK street-gangs and Islamic radicalism ? / Britain awaits a new Royal baby...

GlobalNews: 08 Sep 14 AM Obama explains need to confront Islamic State

Monday, September 08 2014 12:40 AM

Ukraine ceasefire threatened / Missing flight MH370 six months on / Asteroid as big as a bus...

GlobalNews: 07 Sep 14 Ukraine fighting despite ceasefire

Sunday, September 07 2014 01:00 PM

Fighting at Donetsk airport in Ukraine / US air strikes against Islamic State in Anbar Province...

GlobalNews: 6 Sept 14 PM Lockdown over Ebola

Saturday, September 06 2014 02:53 PM

Ukraine ceasefire holding/ Morsi and Qatar/ Cale's new work...

GlobalNews: 05 Sep 14 PM Ukraine ceasefire announced

Friday, September 05 2014 04:16 PM

Will Iran and US cooperate to halt IS ? / Syrian Kurds battle IS without Western help / British jihadis who want to return from Syria / Moth Poetry Slam comes to London...

GlobalNews: 05 Sep 14 AM Ukraine peace deal possible

Friday, September 05 2014 12:02 AM

Ferguson police in US to face investigation / Comedian Joan Rivers dies / More bad news for BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill....

GlobalNews: 04 Sep 14 PM NATO summit faces huge challenges

Thursday, September 04 2014 04:04 PM

What do the various Islamist groups in the Middle East want ? / Al Qa'eda tries to spread its reach to South Asia / Global report on suicide-rates / Training-academy for Afghan army officers...

GlobalNews: 04 Sep 14 AM Secret team investigates Islamic State

Thursday, September 04 2014 12:33 AM

Obama's IS strategy / Putin's Ukraine peace plan / Abuse of Pakistani British girl / French dirty linen aired in public...

GlobalNews: 03 Sep 14 PM Has Ukraine ceasefire been agreed ?

Wednesday, September 03 2014 03:48 PM

Pressure on Obama over tackling IS / Beslan - 10 years after the massacre / Modi's first 100 days in office / Maggot therapy makes a comeback in Kenya...

GlobalNews: 03 Sep 14 AM Video of second US journalist's beheading

Tuesday, September 02 2014 11:06 PM

IS threatens to kill British hostage / World 'losing the battle' against Ebola / Parents of sick British child freed from Spanish jail...

GlobalNews: 02 Sep 14 PM Report from Ukraine's front line

Tuesday, September 02 2014 03:41 PM

Would-be jihadists crossing Turkey into Syria / Report on IS "ethnic cleansing" in Iraq / How an online photo triggered a racism controversy / Can a robot be ethical ?...

GlobalNews: 02 Sep 14 AM Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia

Monday, September 01 2014 11:52 PM

Iraq forces push against jihadists / British PM outlines new anti-terror plans / Will Berlin bid for the Olympic Games?...

GlobalNews: 01 Sep 14 PM Ukraine accuses Russia of "aggression"

Monday, September 01 2014 02:32 PM

Pakistan's political crisis deepens / Stark warning about Iraq refugees / Liberians in US on the threat Ebola poses to their homeland....

GlobalNews: 01 Sep 14 AM Pakistan army 'concerned' by clashes

Sunday, August 31 2014 11:58 PM

US senators urge arms for Ukraine / Britain may block return of UK jihadists / The spies trained in Alaska during the Cold War....

GlobalNews: 31 Aug 14 SUN Putin backs talks on rebel state

Sunday, August 31 2014 12:43 PM

Putin backs talks on Eastern Ukrainian state / Pakistan demos / Iraq town retake / Hong Kong democracy / North Korea wrestling....

GlobalNews: 30 Aug 14 Sat Ukraine "point of no return"

Saturday, August 30 2014 02:00 PM

"Point of no return" in Ukraine? / Lesotho PM on the "coup"/ East Berlin memories...

GlobalNews: 29 Aug 14 PM Ukraine looks to join NATO

Friday, August 29 2014 02:25 PM

UNHCR says Syria is biggest humanitarian crisis of our era/Failing Malaysia Airlines cuts a third of its staff/ The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a British explorer and his crew...

GlobalNews: 29 Aug 14 AM Ukraine/Russia crisis escalates

Thursday, August 28 2014 11:41 PM

Ukraine says Russian troops operating inside its territory/Islamic State reveals more executions/WHO says Ebola infections could reach 20,000...

GlobalNews: 28 Aug 14 PM Are Russian troops in Ukraine?

Thursday, August 28 2014 03:27 PM

West African nations discuss Ebola crisis / The migrants who are desperate to reach Britain / An artist conveys plight of Syria's people / Will California run out of water ?...

GlobalNews: 28 Aug 14 AM Direct plea to Syrian captors

Thursday, August 28 2014 12:17 AM

Mother of US journalist makes video appeal / Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion / Amazon rainforest crime...

GlobalNews: 27 Aug 14 PM UN report on Syria atrocities

Wednesday, August 27 2014 03:37 PM

What is Kurdish identity ? / Young victim of UK sex-abuse gang describes her ordeal / India's nostalgia for the Ambassador car / Having fun in North Korea...

GlobalNews: 27 Aug 14 AM Start of Gaza ceasefire

Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:01 AM

Ukrainian & Russian presidents meet / 1400 children sexually abused by gang in English town / France gets new government / Turkey's "halal tourism"...

GlobalNews: 26 Aug 14 PM Talks on the Ukraine crisis

Tuesday, August 26 2014 03:09 PM

Did Egypt and UAE carry out airstrikes in Libya ? / Kurdish fighters in Iraq pledge to repel IS / Foreigners living in fear in Kabul / The highlights of this year's Emmys...

GlobalNews: 26 Aug 14 AM US speaks on Libya airstrikes

Monday, August 25 2014 11:39 PM

Ukraine parliament dissolved / Scotland referendum debate / Ferguson teenager's funeral / The best guitar riffs ever...

GlobalNews: 25 Aug 14 PM Russia announces new convoy to Ukraine

Monday, August 25 2014 02:57 PM

The "resignation" of the French government / Ferguson prepares for Michael Brown's funeral / Is it good to be bad-tempered at work ? / Hidden symphonies in our forests...

GlobalNews: 25 Aug 14 AM US journalist released in Syria

Sunday, August 24 2014 11:14 PM

Foley memorial/ Ebola outbreak in DRC / Richard Attenborough has died / Making comic book history...