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Ukraine rebels to get self-rule  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:54:02 GMT
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters. 
UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:12:40 GMT
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times", as experts warn that time is running out. 
Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:10 GMT
The pro-independence camp in Scotland calls a devolution pledge by the main UK parties an "insult" while pro-union campaigners hail it as a "vision". 
US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:44:06 GMT
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says. 
Rob Ford says he is 'pretty sick'  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:18:27 GMT
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells a columnist he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumours in his abdomen and lungs. 
Odile storm moves up Mexico coast  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:48:21 GMT
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods. 
French PM Valls wins confidence vote  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:21:18 GMT
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures. 
CCTV released in Thai murder hunt  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:23:25 GMT
Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute. 
Deadly shooting at Copenhagen court  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:53:16 GMT
One person has been shot dead and another wounded at a court building in Copenhagen, Danish police say. 
Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:43:23 GMT
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians. 
Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:15:19 GMT
A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say. 
Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:02:51 GMT
Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised. 
VIDEO: Rare colossal squid defrosted  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:06:16 GMT
Scientists in New Zealand have thawed and started to examine a rare colossal squid caught in a fisherman's net. 
VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:10:26 GMT
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas. 
VIDEO: Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:55:34 GMT
Thousands of people are still thought to be stranded in Indian administered Kashmir nearly two weeks after devastating floods there.