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RAF jets strike first IS targets

RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Hong Kong set for holiday protests
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong prepare for what they hope will be the biggest rallies in their campaign so far, as China marks National Day.

First Ebola case diagnosed on US soil
The first case of Ebola diagnosed on US soil is confirmed by medical officials in Dallas, Texas.

DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.

May: Our values will beat extremists
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

Teacher found dead filmed naked boys
Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was found dead the day after he was visited by police.

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.

Fraudulent Italian divorces voided
"Quickie" divorce cases taken out in courts in England and Wales by 180 Italian couples are declared void after a widespread fraud was uncovered.

Hillsborough kick-off delay ‘regret'
A former police superintendent tells the Hillsborough inquests of his "profound regrets" at not requesting a delay to the kick-off of the 1989 FA-Cup semi final.

eBay to split off PayPal business
E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'
US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has apologised after being arrested for speeding while driving under the influence of alcohol in Baltimore, Maryland.

VIDEO: Drone captures Hong Kong protest
Footage filmed by a drone captures the scale of Saturday's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong's central business district.

VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.

VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave
An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.

VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby
Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

AUDIO: 'I mistook Hertford gig for Hereford'
Comedian Seann Walsh describes the moment he realised he had travelled to Hereford, instead of Hertford, for a gig.

VIDEO: Newsnight puts Cameron to the test
Prime Minister David Cameron has been put to the test by BBC Newsnight, in an attempt to establish whether he is a "moderniser or a "more socially conservative person".

VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.

UK has driest September 'since 1910'
The Met Office says the UK is on course for its driest September since records began more than a century ago.

Sainsbury's 'spend more' poster gaffe
A poster encouraging Sainsbury's staff to get customers to spend more is put up in a store window by mistake.

Manchester City 1-1 Roma
Manchester City are still without a win in Champions League Group E after Francesco Totti's goal gives Roma a point.

Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'
Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.

Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea
Nemanja Matic scores a first-half header as Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon to go top of Champions League Group G.

Corbisiero & Parling out for England
Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero and Leicester lock Geoff Parling will miss England's autumn games because of injury.

Eddie Jordan answers your questions
Hamilton or Rosberg? Where will Alonso go in 2015? What's up with Vettel? Eddie Jordan answers these questions and more.

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Brown calls for 'promises' petition
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.

VIDEO: Johnson jokes about Salmond and kippers
Boris Johnson brings out fish puns to mock his political opponents and pledges to fight UKIP on the beaches.

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.

AUDIO: Partner stopping chemo was 'dreadful'
A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.

Morgan's workload promise to teachers
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan held out an olive branch to the teaching profession in England with the promise to reduce their workload.

AUDIO: Classical challenge for Benedetti
The BBC is launching a campaign to get every child in the land familiar with a piece of classical music.

Threat posed by voice activation
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans
Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.

VIDEO: Cern at 60 in 60 seconds
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.

Billy Elliot show tops UK box office
A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.

VIDEO: X Men star: I don't watch my films
X Men star James Marsden talks to BBC Breakfast about his new film The Best of Me and why he has not seen the ending

1,574,728: Could young voters swing an election?
In 95 constituencies the majority is smaller than the number of 16 and 17-year-olds.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

7-day GPs and 'war on workers' - front pages
Pledges from the Conservative Party conference dominate front pages, with some focusing on measures to expand GP cover and others examining the benefits freeze.

Former city centre nightclub on fire
Crews from 10 fire engines tackle a blaze at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds city centre.

Pregnant woman's stab killer jailed
A man is jailed for life for murdering his partner, who was pregnant with her second child when she was stabbed to death.

Bodyguard said killer was 'dodgy'
A security guard from Greater Manchester who was shot dead by a colleague in Iraq, had described his killer as "a bit dodgy" the night he died, an inquest hears.

Whyte given 15-year director ban
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is banned from being a company director for the maximum period of 15 years.

Nuns killed in Newry collision named
The two nuns who died in a collision involving an unmarked police vehicle in County Down were Sister Marie Duddy and Sister Frances Forde.

Cuts delay police ombudsman probes
Budget cuts have delayed Police Ombudsman investigations into allegations of serious crime by the police in almost 300 killings in Northern Ireland.

NHS's extra £425m over two years
The Welsh NHS is to get an extra £425m to spend over the next two years, Finance Minister Jane Hutt announces.

Man hurt in dumper truck incident
A man is airlifted to hospital in Cardiff with life-threatening injuries after an incident involving a dumper truck in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Pakistan plane video man sacked
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Argentina defies US over debt payment
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.

Panama opens biodiversity museum
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

White House security plan 'failed'
The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.

California imposes plastic bag ban
The US state is the first to pass legislation imposing a ban on single-use plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores.

Day in pictures: 30 September
News images from around the world: 30 September

In pictures: India's dying printing tradition
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta

In pictures: People of India
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers

In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off
Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong

Day in pictures: 29 September
News images from around the world: 29 September

Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014
The best news photos from around the world

Echoes of the Black Country
Industrial landscapes of the Midlands

In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons
Eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali

VIDEO: House of Commons
MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.

VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.

VIDEO: Driest September in UK since 1910
September is likely to go down as the driest since records began over a century ago in 1910, according to provisional figures released by the Met Office.

VIDEO: Johnson gives 'permission to purr'
David Cameron smiles as Boris Johnson gives Tory delegates "permission to purr" over the Scottish referendum result.

VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.

VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.

VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released
A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.

VIDEO: S Yorks police 'weak' on sexual abuse
South Yorkshire police's response to reports of sexual abuse has been weak across the force, according to a new report.

Will Premier League bubble burst?
Would an inquiry burst Premier League bubble?

Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest
Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Tooth decay in toddlers - top tips
Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth

Boris v Theresa: Speech battle
They are both often named as future leaders. Who did best?

Almaz's story
Beaten and raped - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia

Who was the world's first trainspotter?
What hobby did this drawing start in 1825?

Woman's ordeal over 'revenge porn'
Woman's six-month campaign to have pictures removed

Why 'boots on the ground'?
Where does the phrase 'boots on the ground' come from?

In pictures: The lure of gold
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea

Why do so many drivers shun seatbelts?
Why are two million drivers still refusing to buckle up?

Tax and tech
Rory Cellan-Jones on relationship between government and tech giants

Hong Kong protests hit uncharted territory
Is there any chance of compromise in Hong Kong?

Analysis: Can extremism plan work?
Is Theresa May's plan to tackle extremists workable?

The battle over GP opening
Are longer GP hours answer to improving access to services?

Wonga: The pain starts here
Lender Wonga is paying the price