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Merkel in Ukraine as crisis mounts  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:37:59 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine, after calling Russia's decision to send an unauthorised aid convoy an "escalation". 
May pledges anti-extremist measures  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:28:25 GMT
New powers to fight extremist groups are being brought forward by the government, the home secretary confirms, as she defends its current counter-terrorism strategy. 
US anger at China 'air interception'  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:05:54 GMT
A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says. 
Ebola outbreak speed 'unprecedented'  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:00:43 GMT
The World Health Organization says the speed and extent of the Ebola outbreak is "unprecedented", as it confirms more deaths from the disease. 
Israel vows response to boy's death  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:11:21 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says army and intelligence operations will "intensify" after a four-year-old boy is killed by fire from Gaza. 
Race to find Japan landslide victims  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:42:33 GMT
Rescuers search desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people, with 43 still missing. 
Dozens killed in Iraq mosque attack  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:26:34 GMT
Suspected Shia militants kill at least 68 worshippers at a Sunni mosque, in a blow to a government push for sectarian unity against IS militants. 
National Guard pulls out of Ferguson  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:45:16 GMT
The National Guard withdraws from Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman sparked days of protests. 
Colombia military meet Farc rebels  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:58:18 GMT
Members of Colombia's armed forces meet Farc rebel leaders for the first time at Havana peace talks, to discuss ways of implementing a ceasefire. 
Woman 'saw Congo colonel order rape'  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:09:42 GMT
A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders. 
Lennon killer denied parole again  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:31:29 GMT
Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York. 
Four white lion cubs born in Germany  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:23:40 GMT
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany. 
VIDEO: Gibraltar banishes troublesome monkeys  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:19:17 GMT
Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive 
VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:21:32 GMT
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling. 
VIDEO: New Doctor Who titles inspired by fan  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:43:57 GMT
The creators of Doctor Who were so impressed by a title sequence made by one fan, they asked if they could use his ideas for the new series.