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The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the ...
More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how ma...
The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations an...

World

BBC
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month....
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014....
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his i...
The government of Catalonia halts its referendum campaign following a court ruling but remains "determined" to hold the vote....
US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by sliding on his knees and praying....

Europe

BBC
The government of Catalonia halts its referendum campaign following a court ruling but remains "determined" to hold the vote....
A woman in Croatia startles onlookers by leaping several metres across a raised bridge in her car, apparently after missing a red light....
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective....
Thieves break into the Cyprus home of a 70-year-man and steal a painting by French master Edgar Degas valued at 6m euros....
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements....

Canada

CBC
Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to make a donation. All blood types are required, but especially types A and O....
Three-time world champion Patrick Chan is going to take a break from competitive figure skating, but plans to return to the circuit ne...
Luka Magnotta sent bloodstained packages containing Post-it notes and threats to the federal Liberal and Conservative party headquarte...
The Conservative government is three months late on delivering a tracking system it continues to tout as a means of stopping homegrown...
A man is recovering in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the arm while driving....

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there is no need for the ABC to make cuts to programming in response to funding losses. ...
Parents rely on a patchwork of temporary solutions to battle the cost and availability crisis in child care....
Families of the young men who died during the rollout of the Rudd government's home insulation program will be compensated by the Commonwealth....

Middle East

BBC
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants....
Photo ban and other ways IS is trying to limit air strikes impact...
Why British jets are struggling to find targets in Iraq...
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants....
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014....
Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds....
Lawyers acting for a Scot jailed in Pakistan have filed an emergency application to prevent his return to the prison where he was shot....
Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest...
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job....

South-Asia

BBC
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014....
Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds....
Lawyers acting for a Scot jailed in Pakistan have filed an emergency application to prevent his return to the prison where he was shot....
Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest...
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job....

Business

BBC
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year....
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective....
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements....
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated....
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal bans its staff from travelling to Hong Kong until 6 October in response to the growing unrest in the city's streets....
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