At least four people are dead after a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, officials said.

Nato notes spike in Russian military flights over Europe

Nato has reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights in European airspace after RAF fighters were scrambled to intercept a pair of Russian long-range ...

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IS militants 'killed 600 Iraqi prisoners'

Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country’s second-largest city of Mosul in June, according ...

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North Korea begins Ebola quarantine

North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine all foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Ebola nurse takes bike ride

A US nurse who vowed to defy a quarantine order for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients has left her home again.

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Iraqi peshmerga fighters begin to enter Kobani

Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered Kobani, the first of a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Syrian border town, activists said.

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Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden’s new government says it has recognised a Palestinian state, a move declared by the prime minister as a priority for the left-leaning minority coalition.

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Protesters set fire to parliament building in Burkina Faso

Protesters have surged past police lines and broken into Burkina Faso’s parliament ahead of a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.

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Israeli police shoot dead assassination-attempt suspect

Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further ...

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Malala donates $50,000 prize to rebuild Gaza school

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has donated US$50,000 to rebuild a United Nations school in Gaza which was damaged during this summer’s Israel-Hamas war, ...

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'No hope' of finding any survivors of mudslide

There is no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, a senior official has warned.

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Quarantine nurse steps outside

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she plans to end her voluntary US quarantine and even stepped outside her home briefly.

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