Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 17 Sep 2015

1. One million evacuated after Chile quake

One million people have been evacuated in Chile after an 8.3 magnitude quake 144 miles northwest of Santiago, where buildings swayed, caused tsunami waves 4.5 metres high. Seismologists say there could be further tremors, possibly more severe, and tsunami warnings are in place for Hawaii, California and New Zealand.

Chile declares emergency as earthquake recovery begins

2. UN ‘shock’ as Hungary uses tear gas on refugees

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says he is “shocked” that Hungary yesterday used tear gas and water cannon on refugees, including children. The migrants were trying to break through a new razor-wire fence to enter Hungary from Serbia, whose PM Aleksandar Vucic said Hungarian police actions were brutal and “non-European”.

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Islamic State targets vulnerable refugee children for recruitment

3. RAF 'has killed 330 Islamic State fighters'

The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, says around 330 Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed by RAF air strikes since they began in Iraq a year ago - though he admitted the figure was “highly approximate” because there are no UK troops on the ground to confirm killings. He said the strikes have killed no civilians.

4. Corbyn: Labour won’t back EU withdrawal

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has said the party will not campaign for exit from the EU while he is leader. Corbyn had been under pressure to clarify his position, not least from his own MPs. His first Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday was hailed by some observers as refreshing, though others found it as dull as a local radio phone-in.

5. Fifa officials faces US extradition

Former Fifa official Eugenio Figueredo, one of seven people arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe in May, is to be extradited to the US says Swiss officials. The Uruguayan is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribes connected to Copa America tournaments and also fraudulently gaining US citizenship with forged medical reports.

6. Glossip execution postponed in Oklahoma

The execution of US convict Richard Glossip has been halted by an Oklahoma court just hours before he was due to be put to death by lethal injection. The appeals court has postponed his sentence until the end of the month in order to examine fresh evidence submitted by Glossip's lawyers which they say points to his innocence.

Richard Glossip to be executed despite doubts over his guilt

7. Jeb Bush: put Margaret Thatcher on $10 bill

Jeb Bush has said Margaret Thatcher should appear on the US $10 bill - though he admitted her not being American could be a problem. Bush was speaking in a TV debate of Republican presidential wannabes which the only female candidate, Carly Fiorina, is widely held to have ‘won’. Her rival, Donald Trump, was on the back foot.

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of relatives

8. Archbishop of Canterbury calls 'crisis meeting'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called a crisis meeting of global Anglican church leaders in an attempt to prevent a permanent split over issues like homosexuality. Justin Welby said the talks in January will be an opportunity for the 38 leaders of national churches who represent 80 million Christians around the world to come together and discuss their differences.

Justin Welby orders crisis talks to prevent split in church

9. Elton John hoax call played on Russian TV

A hoax call between a Russian comic pretending to be Vladimir Putin and Sir Elton John has been played on Russian TV. The comedian, with a partner translating, told the singer he had called to discuss gay rights. Putin’s real spokesman said the comics should apologise to John and added that Putin would be open to a conversation.

Elton John 'pranked' with hoax Vladimir Putin call

10. Briefing: can an English team win the Champions League?

The Champions League got underway on Tuesday with some of Europe's biggest teams battling it out to be crowned kings of the continent. Things did not start well for the English contingent however, as Manchester United lost 2-1 to PSV in Eindhoven and Manchester City succumbed 2-1 to last season's finalists, Juventus, at the Etihad. But how will the English clubs fare and who will end up winning the tournament?

Champions League: can Man U, City, Arsenal or Chelsea win?

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