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Emir assures Merkel: Qatar has never supported 'IS' militants

ImageAt a meeting in Germany, Qatar's emir has told Chancellor Angela Merkel his country does not provide financial support to Islamist militants. The leaders also discussed the Gulf state's human rights record.

Champions League

Schalke hold Chelsea to draw, Bayern leave it late to beat Manchester City

ImageKlaas-Jan Huntelaar returned to the Schalke team to fire an injury-hit Royal Blues to a well-earned draw against Chelsea. Bayern, meanwhile, took all three points against Manchester City with an injury-time winner.


Germans increasingly carrying out IS suicide attacks

ImageUp to nine Germans have carried out suicide bombings for the "Islamic State" terror group this year, a German research team reports. Berlin is weighing its response amid fears that the number could continue to grow.


Russia applauds Ukraine's autonomy law as two die in Donetsk

Russia has praised Ukraine's law on self-rule for the east and expressed hope that it will be thoroughly implemented. As the measure was announced, at least two people were killed and three injured in Donetsk.


Scots prepare for independence vote

Passions are running high as Scots prepare to decide whether to remain a part of the UK. With polls too close to call ahead of the referendum, each side says it's confident undecided voters will rally to their cause.


Germany to provide logistical help to Ebola-hit Liberia

Germany has said it will provide logistical help to tackle the West African Ebola crisis in the worst-hit country, Liberia. The World Bank has warned that the disease could have a "catastrophic" economic impact.


Libya could become another Syria, warns foreign minister conference

Fresh fighting around Tripoli and Benghazi have led to worries that the crisis in Libya could devolve into another civil war like in Syria. An international conference in Madrid is calling for immediate action.



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1944: Reinhold Messner

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1980: "Solidarnosc" founded