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EU mulls fresh response to Russia  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:11:30 GMT
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine. 
Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community. 
Texas abortion provisions struck down  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:32:04 GMT
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics. 
Test Ebola drug '100% effective'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. 
Italy lawyers urged to work faster  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:49 GMT
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy. 
Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:56 GMT
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say. 
Cold War US spy dies in prison  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:59 GMT
A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77. 
IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:08:23 GMT
The International Monetary Fund expresses confidence in its leader Christine Lagarde, despite her being formally investigated for negligence in France. 
Cave-in traps Nicaragua gold miners  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:14:57 GMT
Rescue workers in Nicaragua are trying to reach at least 24 workers trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in the north of the country. 
Brazil's economy enters recession  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:17 GMT
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show. 
MSN Messenger to end after 15 years  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:48:01 GMT
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service. 
Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:42:33 GMT
The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated. 
VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:06:41 GMT
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio. 
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound. 
VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs. 
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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:22:00 -0400
McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:27:00 -0400
Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:10:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
EU mulls fresh response to Russia  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:11:30 GMT
Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT
Texas abortion provisions struck down  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:32:04 GMT
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