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BBC World News

  • US drops arms to Kurds battling IS
  • US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
  • Two Japan ministers quit amid rows
  • Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
  • Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free
  • The World Health Organisation is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.
  • HK protesters deny 'foreign link'
  • Pro-democracy activists criticise comments by Hong Kong leader CY Leung, who says "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory.
  • Australia lifts parliament veil ban
  • Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.
  • Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader
  • Joko Widodo, widely known as Jokowi, appeals for national work and unity as he is sworn in as the new president of Indonesia.