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17 September 2014 Last updated at 21:56 ET

Australia launches anti-terror raids

Australian police make 15 arrests in Sydney and Brisbane in what they say is the biggest counter-terrorism operation in the country's history.

Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria, 27 AugUS House approves Obama Syria plan

The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

Rob FordToronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.

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Shanghai Co-operation Council emerges as rival to West

The Shanghai Co-operation Council, which is holding its annual summit in Tajikistan, is shaping up as a rival to Nato.

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