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1 October 2014 Last updated at 04:24 ET

Defiant HK protests on National Day

Hong Kong crowds gather for huge pro-democracy rallies on China's national day, as leader CY Leung urges protesters to work with Beijing.


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Radovan Karadzic at UN Hague tribunal, 1 OctoberKaradzic closing war crimes defence

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic makes his final defence statements at The Hague where he stands accused of the worst atrocities during the Balkans conflict.

White HouseArmed man shared lift with Obama

US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.

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Political temperature rises in Baghdad amid IS threat

The BBC's Lyse Doucet finds differing views among power-brokers in Baghdad over foreign intervention to save Iraq from Islamic State extremists.

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