Organisers say as many as 80,000 people gathered on the streets after the protests began on Friday night

Hong Kong leader demands end to protests

10.58 Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying has called on protest leaders to "immediately" withdraw their followers from the streets in his first public comments since demonstrators were tear gassed by police.

Ontake erupted without warning during a busy hiking weekend

Fears over fresh volcano eruption in Japan

10.49 Rescue operations on a Japanese volcano have been halted for the day because of fears there could be a fresh eruption, with at least 24 bodies still on the mountain.

New barricades have been set up outside the White House

Intruder ran through White House, report says

10.25 An intruder armed with a knife, who jumped a fence and sprinted across the White House lawn, got much further into the presidential mansion than previously thought, according to a report.

Residents of the Turkish border village of Alizar keep guard in fear of mortars fired by Islamic State fighters

Islamic State fighters approach key border town

29 Sep Fighters from the Islamic State group have advanced to within five kilometres of a key Kurdish town on the the border between Syria and Turkey, according to a British-based monitoring group.

Jejoen Bontinck acknowledged travelling to Syria, but claimed he was there for humanitarian work

Islamic extremist trial begins in Belgium

29 Sep Belgian prosecutors have accused 46 members from an Islamist group of belonging to a terrorist organisation and brainwashing young men in Belgium into fighting in Syria.

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