02 Oct 2014 Last updated at 04:14 GMT


BBC News - World

Tension at HK government office

Tension is mounting at the Hong Kong government office in the Central district, with reports of protesters scuffling with police.

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.

Rebels push to take Donetsk airport

Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive in an attempt to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.

Turkey debates joining war on IS

The Turkish parliament is to vote on a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory.

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for potential exposure to Ebola, health officials say.

Sarkozy bid divides Chirac couple

The prospect of Nicolas Sarkozy returning as French presidency candidate in 2017 splits opinion between ex-President Jacques Chirac and his wife.

NFL rocked by fresh assault probe

American football player CJ Spillman is being investigated over an alleged sexual assault, police say, the latest such case to rock the NFL.

Boko Haram video shows leader alive

A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.

EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'

Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new digital commissioner says.

Factory blast kills 15 in Bulgaria

A blast at an explosives factory north of Sofia kills 15 people, prompting Bulgaria to declare Friday a day of national mourning.

Venezuelan lawmaker Serra shot dead

A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found shot dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.

Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

Facebook apologises to drag queens

Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".

Head of US Secret Service resigns

Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigns as criticism of the agency intensified following several high-profile security lapses.


TLC saves dog covered in tar

A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.



Girl found after 12 years

Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely in Mexico, and her mother was arrested there, according to the FBI.



Top Mexican drug lord caught

Troops closed in on one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords Wednesday, nabbing him at a seafood restaurant in a popular tourist destination.



'Osama bin Laden,' 'Jesus' on ballot

In Brazilian elections, candidates turn to oddball campaign ads to grab voters' attention. Shasta Darlington reports.



India's human waste removers

I normally don't dwell on what I am going to wear before I go on a shoot. It's usually something presentable, comfortable and preferably in a bright "TV" color that makes my cameraman Rajesh happy.



Paper apologizes for Obama cartoon

The Boston Herald and its cartoonist apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for being racist.



Loud music killing verdict: Guilty

The jury has reached a verdict in Michael Dunn's "loud-music" murder trial after about five hours of deliberation.



Mom's ultimate sacrifice for baby

A woman diagnosed with bone cancer refused a lifesaving treatment in order to give birth to her newborn daughter.



11 most amazing train stations

Whether they're blasting over the tracks in Germany or Japan, trains offer travelers a chance to sit back and relax as they ride through some of the world's most incredible scenery.



Cop uses Taser on 62-year-old woman

A Florida police department is investigating one of its officers after he shot a 62-year-old woman in the back with a Taser on Tuesday afternoon.



Bill Maher slammed for comments

Reza Aslan offers his reaction to Bill Maher's recent remarks regarding the link between violence and Islam



'Big Brother' star is HIV positive

When "Evel Dick" Donato left "Big Brother 13" during filming, he cited only "personal reasons" for his decision. He's now revealing the reason for his exit: He is HIV positive.



Mom shames class-skipping teen

A mother surprises her daughter at school after she's caught ditching class. KTWO reports on the mother's "gotcha" film.



Morgan: Walmart blames me?

Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt.



Once-vast sea dries to almost nothing

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.



Lab may help cure Alzheimer's

The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.



Texas Ebola Patient May Have Had Contact With 80 People

The number of people who came into contact with Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has zoomed from as many as 18 to 80, and several members of the patient's family have been ordered to stay home and avoid visitors in order to prevent the potential spread of the disease, health officials in Texas announced in a statement today.



Missing Girl Found in Mexico 12 Years Later

Sabrina Allen was 4 when she disappeared following a visit with her mother.



Court Fight Builds Over Virtual Marilyn Monroe

A California company is fighting to reanimate the original blond bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, similarly to other deceased celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson.



Patient Placed in Isolation in Hawaii Over Ebola Concerns

A person in Hawaii was placed in isolation after exhibiting possible symptoms consistent with Ebola, state health officials said.



2012 Ford Focus Steering Tops List of Vehicle Issues

For the second time the 2012 Ford Focus tops an auto safety watch list amid complaints and reports of injury surrounding the vehicle???s steering.



Tweet About Ferguson Grand Jury Sparks Probe

Authorities investigate social media post suggesting leak by member of Ferguson grand jury



Child With Enterovirus 68 Dies in Rhode Island

Health officials confirmed the first Enterovirus 68 death.



Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 Sides, All With Options

Faceoff over Hong Kong democracy protests: 3 sides have options could defuse, escalate crisis



Abduction Suspect Accused of Sex Assault While at College

Virginia State Police have already confirmed that they found "a new forensic link" between the 2009 murder of Morgan Harrington and the suspected abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham after Jesse Matthew was arrested in her case.



NYPD: Police Mistakenly Kill Man in Confrontation

NYPD: Cops mistakenly kill man who tried to help woman confronted by ex-boyfriend with knife



Iraqi Forces Clash With IS Group Over Small Town

Iraqi official: Fierce clashes underway between security forces, IS group over western town



Microsoft isn't happy with Xbox One sales in Japan

An Xbox One exec acknowledges that the company isn't satisfied with the console's reception so far in Japan.









Small-town mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.









2016 Mazda MX-5 getting 2.0L Skyactiv engine in US, possible "i-stop" tech

With the revelation of the 2016 MX-5's global and US engine options comes the possibility that we'll see a decrease in stated power for the next generation.









Apple iPhone 6 teardown: Design changes make device easier to repair

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6, explores the internal hardware, and explains how Apple made the phone easier to repair.









iPhone 6 reservations in China reach 2 million in 6 hours -- report

The reservations are reportedly spread across China's three major mobile carriers and various retailers, with the 64GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models proving the most popular.




Angry Birds maker to slash up to 130 jobs

Finland-based Rovio also says it plans to "simplify" its company based on three key areas: games, media, and consumer products.




Get a refurbished Xbox 360 E (4GB) for $89.99

Never mind that it's a refurb -- it comes with all the usual accessories and a full one-year warranty.









Waze to share traffic data with governments

A new plan called "Connected Citizens" will give real-time anonymized crowdsourced traffic data to government departments.









Lamborghini debuts 910 horsepower Asterion plug-in hybrid

Lambo wants in on the new wave of hybrid supercars, so it's brought the 910-horsepower Asterion concept to the 2014 Paris Motor Show.









Netflix to bankroll and premiere four Adam Sandler movies

The "Happy Gilmore" and "Billy Madison" star will bypass theatres to appear online first.









Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10?

Seemingly everyone on the Net has a theory as to why Microsoft skipped the name "Windows 9" and jumped to 10. Here's one explanation that actually makes sense.









Tomorrow Daily 061: Underskin digital tattoo, Dexmo glove for Oculus, a new AI, and more

On today's show, we check out a new digital tattoo prototype that goes under your skin, a virtual reality glove for Oculus, and a smart new AI named "Amelia." Oh, and we explain why you shouldn't break the iPhones at the Apple store (or any phones at any store, for that matter).









Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer marks a new beginning for civilization

A 10-minute gameplay trailer for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth has hit, and it looks like the space-age take on the classic series makes some interesting changes to the formula.









Police-boosted parental control app is a privacy mess, says report

So-called Internet safety software ComputerCop, often given to families for free by their local police departments, puts children and personal data at risk, a new report alleges.









Microsoft's new NFL ads for Xbox are very funny

"Very funny" and "NFL" haven't really gone together lately. Microsoft tries to change that.









Jimmy Kimmel tops McAfee's list of 'most dangerous celebrities'

In the firm's annual report on the celebrity names most likely to lead to virus-laden pages from Web searches, the late-night host beats out Chelsea Handler and Bruce Springsteen.









'Man in the Moon' gets a new origin story

Many have assumed the craters roughly forming the shape of a human face on the moon's surface were formed by space rocks, but new research supports the claim that it came from within our only natural satellite.









Pokémon finally launches on iOS, kind of

An official Pokémon game has finally arrived for mobile, but it's not quite what fans have been asking for: it's a digital trading card game.