20 Sep 2014 Last updated at 04:14 GMT


BBC News - World

66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'

Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as hundreds of Kurds head the other way to fight Islamic State militants.

Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.

NZ governing party wins elections

New Zealand's governing National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, wins an emphatic election victory, near-complete results show.

French farmers torch tax office

Angry French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards burn down tax and insurance offices in a Brittany town.

Philippines storm displaces 200,000

Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes.

Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

Yemen capital hit by new clashes

Clashes between Yemen's Houthis and Sunni militias continue in the capital, Sanaa, killing four people and injuring three, reports say.

Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile

An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

Intruder sparks White House alert

Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.

Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal

The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.

PM wants Home Rule leader honoured

The Irish prime minister has given his support to calls for a new memorial to honour of the leader of the Irish Home Rule movement, John Redmond.

Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank

Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.

Obama in push against sexual assault

Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.


Cops: 2 admit killing woman in suitcase

A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali tell CNN.



Tainted food company owner convicted

A jury convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a landmark case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.



Singer of country hit 'Abilene' dies

Singer George Hamilton IV, known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," has died at a Nashville hospital following a heart attack, the Grand Ole Opry said in a press release. He was 77.



30 years later, Cosby sweater still rules

It all started with a gift from a friend.



Man robs victim wearing GoPro

Mugging at gunpoint captured by victim's head cam. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the robber's image.



He killed up to 175 enemy troops

As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday.



College under fire over sex questions

Clemson University suspends mandatory online course that asked questions about sex lives, drinking and drug use.



See biker get revenge on litterbugs

Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught red-handed. But is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.



6 must-have apps for iPhone 6

As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones' capabilities.



See guy drop brand-new iPhone 6

The first man to buy the iPhone 6 in Australia drops his new phone as he excitingly unpacks it to share for the camera.



Shonda Rhimes' Twitter firestorm

Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.



She renovates home to keep bobcat

A bobcat owner was allowed to take her pet back from the zoo after paying a fine & making safety renovations to her home.



This pen has a really cool feature

The Livescribe 3 records your handwriting and copies your notes directly to an app on your iPhone or iPad



Wildfires scorching the West



Look at me! 22 selfies of the week

An injured athlete, politicians, socialites, cute dogs, Beyonce and airborne vegetables all make appearances in this week's collection.



How outbreak can start, end

Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.



Hundreds Search for Missing UVa Student

Hannah Graham last seen a week ago.



Agents Nab Intruder Who Darted Into White House

Man scales fence, makes it inside.



5 Amazing Powers of Avocados

Find out why you should be eating this savory Central American fruit.



Police Taking Precautions in Ambush Suspect Search

Gunfire reported in area where police search for Eric Frein.



Sierra Leone Staggers in Ebola Isolation Effort

Sierra Leone struggles with Ebola isolation effort; police called after burial team attacked



49 Hostages Held by ISIS Freed

Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants are freed but many questions linger over how



Fire Captain Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Kentucky fire captain dies after being injured in ice bucket challenge



Tour Ship Runs Aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty

Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty; over 100 passengers taken off, no injuries



Teams Assess Damage as California Wildfire Burns

Teams to assess damage from massive Northern California fire that threatens thousands of home



Body of Texas Sheriff's Deputy Found in Lake

Body of Central Texas sheriff's deputy swept away in floodwaters found in Lake Austin



5 Things To Know About the Pope's Trip to Albania

He's making a visit to predominantly Muslim country despite security concerns



Man says he stood 44 hours in iPhone 6 line to win back wife

A Polish-born man in the UK says he split with his wife recently and getting an iPhone 6 might provide a path to getting her back.









Oculus closer to launch with new virtual reality headset

"Crescent Bay" prototype promises a better display and new sensors to track player's movements while using the device.









Don't panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available

iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.









How Android Wear could come to the iPhone

Commentary: The Apple Watch may be the device that Apple plans as an accessory for its phone users. But companies selling Android Wear would still want iPhone customers, and some iPhone owners might want Android Wear.









The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.









Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.









Crave Ep. 175: 3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars despite no working prototype

A small, lightweight copter is taking off on Indiegogo based on the idea and computer generated renderings even though it hasn't actually been produced.









'True' Apple fan weeps after being removed from iPhone 6 line

In Sydney, a student complains that many people in front of her were letting friends cut in line. She feared she wouldn't get a phone. But then she allegedly caused an obstruction.









Brew well with the classy Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 coffee maker (pictures)

The $299 Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 is pricey but smartly designed, and it consistently whips up a mean pot of joe.




Renewed talk of Yahoo as acquisition target after Alibaba IPO

With Alibaba's IPO making big winners of the Chinese e-commerce giant and Japan-based stakeholder SoftBank, what are the odds that one of them buys Yahoo?









Measuring Apple Pay's success: Give it years, not months

Apple Pay could realistically be a huge business, but adoption will depend on sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, consumer willingness to change and retailer IT infrastructure.









Brew well with the classy Techivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 coffee maker (pictures)

The $299 Techivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 is pricey but is smartly designed and consistently whips up a mean pot of joe.









Staybowlizer offers a helping hand in the kitchen

The Staybowlizer is a simple silicone contrivance that helps to steady bowls. and it's heat-resistant up to 500 degrees.









iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: SwiftKey shootout

Living with the iPhone 6 Plus, part 2: In our post-review check-in, Tim takes a deeper look at living with SwiftKey on the iPhone 6 Plus versus his current go-to phablet phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.




Alibaba shares make their debut at $92.70

The Chinese company's record-breaking initial public offering is paying off with a splashy opening on the New York Stock Exchange.









The 404 Show 1,554: iPhone 6 launch madness, surviving the lines, Deadpool movie happening (podcast)

Today Bridget Carey tells us how she survived the iPhone 6 launch chaos that unraveled at the flagship Apple Store in New York. After we close the book on the iPhone we'll discuss the news that the Deadpool movie has been green lit!




Low Latency 109: I'm your destiny

Master Chief awakes in a cold sweat, forced to ponder what could have been.









Alibaba's Jack Ma willing to work with Amazon

Following the Chinese company's historic IPO, the co-founder talks about his ambitious with his US e-commerce rival.