Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help defend the embattled town of Kobani from Islamic State militants.
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A law student accused of targeting Tony and Cherie Blair in a terrorist attack was actually thinking about launching an armed robbery and buying heroin, a court has heard.
One pilot has been killed and another is seriously injured after a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed on a powered test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
Smaller lenders would be hit by new rules heralding the world's toughest oversight regime for senior bankers, according to the industry's main City-based lobbying groups.
Fiona Woolf has quit as head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse following criticism of her suitability for the role.
The bodies of two men have been found in a fireworks warehouse following a huge blaze which gutted the building.
A junior doctor who worked in paediatrics has admitted a string of sex offences against 12 boys under the age of 16.
British women defrauded out of more than £800,000 by a conman in Ghana who romanced them on dating websites have got justice after he was convicted.
Investigators have found more than 200 million yuan (£20m) in cash at the home of a Chinese energy official who has been accused of receiving bribes, prosecutors have said.
A woman has been banned from driving for two years for towing a man in a wheelchair around a supermarket car park.
Representatives of alleged child abuse victims say they are "unanimous" Fiona Woolf cannot head an inquiry into historical claims.
Reports of animal abuse rise substantially whenever there is a full moon, a study by the RSPCA suggests.
Burkina Faso's embattled president Blaise Compaore has been ousted, following days of protests against efforts to extend his rule.
Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record, with temperatures passing 23 degrees early in the afternoon.
Directors of Standard Chartered will meet in Singapore next week amid growing investor pressure for the underperforming bank's chairman and chief executive to step down.
Mexican authorities are looking into the deaths of three US citizens who were shot dead on a visit to see their father.
Hillary Clinton has been heckled during a campaign stop in Maryland, with protesters interrupting much of her speech.
Starbucks plans to offer a delivery option on its mobile app in some parts of the US starting next year.
An elderly puppy farm owner who murdered his partner and her daughter has been sentenced to life in prison - with a minimum term of 25 years.
A man has been arrested over a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Staffordshire where two people remain unaccounted for.
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