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25 October 2014 Last updated at 13:19 ET

IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.

Burial in Monrovia, Liberia, 24 OctEbola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, responding to attacks in Sinai, 25 October 2014Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

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Lyse Doucet

Lyse Doucet Article written by Lyse Doucet Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent

Are we right to censor the brutality of war?

Gruesome imagery from the conflict with Islamic State sparks impassioned debate among journalists at an awards ceremony for war reporting.

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    India's arm's length PM mixes with reporters - a bit

  • A picture made available on 15 October 2014 shows Shahidullah Shahid (C), the spokesman of Pakistani Talibans speaking to journalists at an undisclosed location near the Pak-Afghan border, 21 February 2014.Now you see them...

    Pakistan's here today, gone tomorrow militant factions

  • Brazilian presidential candidate and incumbent President Dilma Rousseff (R) and social democratic candidate Aecio Neves (L) attend a TV debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 October 2014Minas touch

    Who will prevail in Brazil's battleground state?

  • Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations Week in pictures

    A selection of the top news photographs from around the world

  • Mohammedan SportingPast glory

    How an iconic Indian football club fell on hard times

  • Little girl in pink princess costumeThe F-word Watch

    Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?

  • Iranian border guards march near the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the Sistan Baluchistan Province (file photo)Tipping point?

    Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control

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