Monthly Archives: September 2014

hongkong

Hong Kong: Protesters defiant amid stand-off

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong’s streets, shutting down the territory’s business hub and ignoring appeals to leave. Crowds remained on the streets overnight after a day that…

japan

Japan volcano: 30 hikers feared dead on Mt Ontake

Rescuers have found 30 lifeless hikers near the peak of Mount Ontake, after Saturday’s sudden volcanic eruption. The hikers were not breathing and their hearts had stopped, reports said. Final…

uk

EU hopeful of gas deal between Ukraine and Russia

The EU’s energy commissioner is hopeful of a deal between Ukraine and Russia to end their dispute over gas deliveries after three-way talks in Berlin. Guenther Oettinger outlined a plan…

ebola

Ebola deaths in West Africa ‘pass 3,000’ – WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The latest figures indicate that more than 6,500 people are believed…

syria

US says IS damaged by coalition air strikes in Syria

The US armed forces chief says Islamic State (IS) militants are being damaged by air strikes in Syria but air power alone is not enough to defeat them. Gen Martin…

cancer

Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk, says study

Women who went up a skirt size every decade after their mid-20s had a 33% greater risk of breast cancer after the menopause, say researchers at University College London. Watching…

india

India’s Mars satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ takes first pictures

The Indian satellite which entered orbit around Mars on Wednesday has begun work, taking pictures of the planet’s surface, media reports say. Space agency officials said a handful of images…

un

Islamic State crisis: UN aims to stop jihadist recruits

The UN Security Council has adopted a┬ábinding resolutioncompelling states to prevent their nationals joining jihadists in Iraq and Syria. US President Barack Obama chaired the session and said nations must…

obama

Islamic State battle could take years, Pentagon says

The fight against jihadist group Islamic State (IS) will take years, a US military spokesman has told the BBC. Rear Admiral John Kirby also said that US-led air strikes against…

syria

Syria: US begins air strikes on Islamic State targets

The US and allies said to include Arab nations have launched the first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says. Spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby…