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China accuses MPs of 'interference'

September 1, 2014 - 6:38pm
Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Nigeria militants 'suffer losses'

September 1, 2014 - 5:59pm
The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.
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VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’

September 1, 2014 - 5:52pm
Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
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VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’

September 1, 2014 - 5:31pm
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
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Obama renews minimum wage push

September 1, 2014 - 5:28pm
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
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Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters

September 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
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Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

September 1, 2014 - 5:13pm
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
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Djokovic & Serena win at US Open

September 1, 2014 - 5:13pm
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams win in straight sets to ease to the quarter-finals of the US Open.
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PM outlines new anti-terror plans

September 1, 2014 - 5:03pm
New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.
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Israel to take over West Bank land

September 1, 2014 - 5:02pm
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
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Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'

September 1, 2014 - 4:41pm
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
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Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale'

September 1, 2014 - 4:16pm
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity", as a BBC team reaches the town of Amerli after a two-month siege ends.
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Man Utd complete £13.8m Blind deal

September 1, 2014 - 3:58pm
Manchester United sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax for £13.8m.
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McGinley braced for tough decisions

September 1, 2014 - 3:23pm
European captain Paul McGinley says personal feelings will "go out of the window" when he chooses his Ryder Cup team.
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VIDEO: Inside Amerli after lifting of siege

September 1, 2014 - 3:12pm
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the besieged town of Amerli, which was liberated by Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Sunday.
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Fresh clashes in Pakistan capital

September 1, 2014 - 2:47pm
Security forces and protesters continue their clashes in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.
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Shot TV host was to face grand jury

September 1, 2014 - 1:57pm
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
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Lebanon army receives soldier's body

September 1, 2014 - 1:06pm
The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
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Lesotho military action ruled out

September 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Southern African leaders reject calls by Lesotho's exiled prime minister for the immediate deployment of troops to his country, an official tells the BBC.
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Day in pictures: 1 September 2014

September 1, 2014 - 12:49pm
A selection of global images from from the past 24 hours
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