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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Thursday, October 02 2014 12:24 AM

GlobalNews: 02 Oct 14 AM Head of US Secret Service resigns

Wednesday, October 01 2014 11:34 PM

China says Hong Kong protests are 'internal affair' / Texas children 'monitored for Ebola' / Sense of smell 'may predict lifespan'...

GlobalNews: 01 Oct 14 PM Protests in Hong Kong on major holiday

Wednesday, October 01 2014 04:04 PM

How effective are airstrikes on IS ? / Bill Gates on anti-Ebola campaign / A new outlet for ever-versatile Tim Minchin...

GlobalNews: 01 Oct 14 AM First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Tuesday, September 30 2014 11:43 PM

Hong Kong set for holiday protests / Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border / White House security plan 'failed'....

GlobalNews: 30 Sep 14 PM New deal on Afghan security

Tuesday, September 30 2014 03:52 PM

Hong Kong protestors remain on streets / On the front line with Baghdad's defenders / Drop in numbers of wild animals worldwide / Could sewers be crucial in tackling terror ?...

GlobalNews: 30 Sep 14 AM Hong Kong crowds still strong

Monday, September 29 2014 11:37 PM

Kurds teargassed at Turkey-Syria border / Luke Magnotta on trial / Rise in deaths among migrants crossing Mediterranean...

GlobalNews: 29 Sep 14 PM Hong Kong protests continue

Monday, September 29 2014 04:01 PM

Afghanistan's new president is inaugurated / Why some UK Muslims are radicalised / Getting children to like classical music...

GlobalNews: 29 Sep 14 AM IS put pressure on Baghdad

Monday, September 29 2014 12:10 AM

Has US underestimated IS ? / Rapturous welcome for Modi in New York / The rise of Grace Mugabe...

GlobalNews: 28 Sep 14 PM Tear gas at HK protest

Sunday, September 28 2014 03:07 PM

Japan volcano survivors ordeal / Kimetto, is this one of the greatest stories in sport? / Gay pride in Serbia...

GlobalNews: 27 Sep 14 PM US intensifies airstrikes on IS

Saturday, September 27 2014 01:09 PM

Prominent Indian politician jailed / Catalans to vote on independence / Is US college football in crisis ? / Italy prepares for George Clooney wedding...

GlobalNews: 26 Sep 14 PM British MPs debate military action in Iraq

Friday, September 26 2014 03:21 PM

Turkish anxiety over influx of Syrian Kurds / Indian widows protest at abandonment by their families / Sarkozy attempts political comeback / Are birds really dinosaurs ?...

GlobalNews: 26 Sept 14 AM US jets target IS oil refineries

Thursday, September 25 2014 11:39 PM

'Shellshock' computer bug / Ebola quarantine in Sierra Leone / How Beatles lyrics were created / Federer salutes "creative" Indian fans...

GlobalNews: 25 Sep 14 PM Muslim scholars denounce IS

Thursday, September 25 2014 03:44 PM

US and French airstrikes against IS / Harsh life for albinos in Kenya / Backlash in Arizona over child migrants / Should employees take as much holiday as they want ?...

GlobalNews: 25 Sep 14 AM UN moves against foreign jihadists

Thursday, September 25 2014 12:53 AM

Is Nigeria winning the battle against Boko Haram ? / Dengue fever in Brazil / Paris welcomes vegetarian diners...

GlobalNews: 24 Sep 14 PM New airstrikes hit IS forces

Wednesday, September 24 2014 03:31 PM

Is Iranian general the most powerful man in Iraq ? / India celebrates as space probe reaches Mars / What is asexuality ? / How to deal with dangerous animals...

GlobalNews: 24 Sep 14 AM Reaction to US Syria strikes

Tuesday, September 23 2014 08:16 PM

US stresses success of strikes on Syrian militants / Optimism over UN climate talks / Patriotic fashion in Russia / In search of the blackest black...

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 ?...