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article 23 September 2014 World, United States
US air strikes target IS in Syria for the first time
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The United States, and several Gulf Arab allies, launch air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria overnight.

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video 23 September 2014 World, Syria

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Live from the Turkish border as Kurds flee Syria

Live coverage from the border between Turkey and Syria, as the UN reports the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing the jihadist Islamic State into Turkey may have topped 100,000.

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Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Commons to vote on IS attacks

Parliament could be recalled as soon as Friday for a vote on military action against Isil in their Iraqi and Syrian bases. The government is increasingly confident it has Labour on board.

article 23 September 2014
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Twitter users in Syria live-tweet air strikes on Raqqa

Social media users in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, are among the first to report US air strikes on the city. One told Channel 4 News that the west must consider civilian casualties.

article 23 September 2014 World
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IS releases second video of British hostage John Cantlie

Islamic State militants release a video appearing to show British hostage John Cantlie, who criticises President Obama's plans to launch air strikes against the extremist group.

article 23 September 2014 UK, Scotland
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SNP now UK's third biggest party, after surge in members

Alex Salmond's Scottish Nationalist Party says over 22,000 people signed up since the referendum vote last Thursday, putting the party's membership size ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

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Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US air strikes: Obama lured into Syria's civil war

The expansion of the US-led air war to Syria is a powerful display of America's bona fides to the allies it says it needs for the fight against Islamic State.

post 23 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US seeks 'bandwidth' to deal with IS, Ebola and the Ukraine crisis

Achieving a unified approach in dealing with the threat from Islamic State is one of several challenges facing the US at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

video 22 September 2014 World

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Jimi Hendrix: life before fame - video

Jimi Hendrix's tragic death at the age of 27 is the stuff of legend. What isn't well known is his life before he became famous. All Is by My Side, in cinemas on October 24, tells that story.

video 22 September 2014 World

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Naomi Klein: 'An individual can't overpower a lobby' - video

As the world's leaders meet in New York for the UN climate summit, Naomi Klein, environmental activist and author, speaks with Jake Dyson, the entrepreneur, about what can be done.

post 22 September 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Problems for the 'red rose' party? Out and about in Heywood

Reverberations from the Scottish referendum are still playing out in the traditionally safe Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton, reports Michael Crick.

video 22 September 2014 Culture, United States

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Andre 3000: race and the imperfect beauty of Hendrix - video

Andre 3000 says the real genius of Jimi Hendrix, whom he plays in a biopic, was how beautiful he made imperfection - while racism will one day be as much a nonsense as medicinal leeches.

video 22 September 2014 UK

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Ed Balls outlines 'balanced and fair package' - video

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says the previous Labour government did not regulate the banks "in a tough enough way" and his party has learned lessons since then.

article 22 September 2014 UK, China
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UN climate change summit - Q&A

This weekend saw the world's biggest march on climate change to date. Will the enthusiasm be replicated at the New York on Tuesday? Channel 4 News takes a look.

post 22 September 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chequers Tory summit

MPs were left in no doubt that after a general election two measures - a bill for Scotland, changes to standing orders for the English - were expected to happen at the same time.

post 22 September 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Near death experience still overshadows all

Given the shock-waves still emenating from Scotland, Labour's more or less given up on getting mega publicity for more than one day this week. It's putting all its hopes in tomorrow's leader's speech.

article 22 September 2014 Politics
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Ed Balls warns of 'unpopular' choices

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls says Labour will stick with austerity, capping child benefit and pledging not to raise borrowing.

article 22 September 2014 World
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The best ever way to quit your job?

An American TV reporter quits her job live on air, swearing before walking off camera. We look at how others have resigned in style.

post 22 September 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

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"I think I may have been wrong about this man. I thought that he was just about power."

"A politician with honour and dignity, not many of them to the pound."

Tributes pour in for Alex Salmond, the man who so nearly brought independence to Scotland.

Catch the full interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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