30 September 2014 Last updated at 10:04

Arab Twitter users rap Syria air strikesMembers of Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria

Arab Twitter users express dismay at US-led strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, with many concerned over the plight of civilians.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-unNorth Korean leader 'has illness'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has an unspecified illness, state media report, after he failed to appear at a key political event.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky at rally, file picRussian TV sees US plot behind Ukraine and IS militants

A talk show on Russian state TV portrays the Ukrainian authorities and Islamic State as part of a US plan to destabilise Russia, the BBC's Stephen Ennis writes.

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Ibrahim Mahlab Egypt's new premier

Ibrahim Mahlab, a former construction company chief with a reputation as a "doer", is Egypt's new prime minister.

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  • Supporters of pro-democracy demonstrators provide free drinking water in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on 30 September 2014 China media

    Mainland media accuse Hong Kong demonstrators of harming local interests.

  • Mr Modi (right) met IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on MondayIndian media

    Papers praise Prime Minister Modi's efforts to sell India as an investment destination.

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