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Monday, September 25, 2017
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North Korea accuses US of declaring war
Minister accuses US of declaring war and says his country has the right to shoot down US bombers.
German election: Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters
German chancellor is set for a fourth term despite losing a million votes to nationalist AfD.
UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea
The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests and torture in the region.
Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote
Kurdish areas vote on whether they want to break away from Iraq, despite Baghdad's opposition.
Trump NFL row: US president denies comments were race-related
The US president says his words about protests at sport events had "nothing to do with race".
Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months for sexting case
The ex-congressman is sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending explicit messages to a teen.
Is Bali volcano about to erupt?
Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election
Japan's Shinzo Abe calls an election a year early, as his support rises amid a weak opposition.
Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash
The humpback whale had been buried on a beach, prompting fears it would attract sharks.
Nashville church shooting suspect's cryptic message
Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, shared a bodybuilding picture of himself with the caption "unrestricted paroxysm".
US expands travel ban to include N Korea
People from Venezuela and Chad will also now face restrictions on travel to the United States.
Gatorade settles over 'misleading' Usain Bolt water game
The app featured a character based on Usain Bolt losing energy when he came into contact with water.
Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies
A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery.
Girl, 13, achieves wheelchair backflip
Thirteen-year-old Lily Rice becomes the first female in Europe to perform a backflip in her wheelchair.
The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs
Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.
Living with violence in the DR Congo
Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.
Man clings to train's windscreen wiper in Australia
A man is arrested after apparently riding a 110kmph train in Perth by clinging on at the back.
A modern muse: The enduring appeal of Audrey Hepburn
Hundreds of the Hollywood actor's personal items are on display at Christie's ahead of an auction.
Killer whales join in on Norway surfing competition
Two killer whales have been spotted alongside participants in the semi-finals of a surf contest in Norway.
'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'
Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.
Teaching the children of Boko Haram fighters
Zannah Mustapha founded a school for children affected by Boko Haram violence in the heartland of the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria.
The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer award
Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.
'I want to get rid of my Polish accent'
Kasha lives in the UK but has found some people are hostile because of her Polish accent.
German election: Just how right-wing is AfD?
What does Germany's controversial third biggest party actually stand for?
Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean
How the abandoned bikes of Burning Man are making their way to hurricane victims.
Plastic: a victim of its own success?
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The neglected genius
The artist became hugely famous very young, but a lack of support led to drugs and death at 27, says a friend.
Jeans giant Levi Strauss gets its mojo back
The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.
North Korea-US tensions: How worried should you be?
Here are three reasons why you should take a deep breath and not panic, for now.
The island where people eat puffins
In a remote corner of Iceland, the taste of the seabird is a reminder of home.
What's the right thing to say to someone with cancer?
This cancer survivor is changing the "sugarcoated" greeting card business
Leeds United's Liam Cooper recalled to Scotland squad
Gordon Strachan calls up Leeds United centre-half Liam Cooper to his Scotland squad for next month's games against Slovakia and Slovenia.
Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss avoids further punishment after dismissal at Southampton
Jose Mourinho will face no further action over his dismissal at Southampton on Saturday.
Government committee to decide whether classifications for Paralympic sports are 'fair'
A government committee will look at whether the classification process for Paralympic sports is "fair".
Rachel Brown-Finnis: Women's football 'dragged through mud'
Women's football has been "dragged through the mud" following Mark Sampson's sacking as England manager, says ex-goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.
Sport Climbing World Cup: The new six-second Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020
Speed climbing is one of three new climbing events to feature in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and this weekend we got an exciting preview as Edinburgh hosted the Sport Climbing World Cup.
Leeds United: Are Championship leaders finally set for Premier League return?
Thirteen years after Premier League relegation, Leeds are top of the table, have a new owner and own their own stadium again. So, asks Phil McNulty, are they on the way back?

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