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Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:35:02 GMT
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced. 
Afghan militants 'may join IS'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State. 
CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:39:30 GMT
UK prosecutors withdraw the arrest warrant that enabled Spanish police to hold the parents who took their ill son from a British hospital. 
Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. 
FM: Independence 'closer than ever'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:16 GMT
Scottish independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion poll suggests gains for the Yes campaign. 
US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:23:48 GMT
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit. 
FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:12 GMT
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online. 
Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:56 GMT
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country. 
Pakistan MPs hold emergency session  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:42 GMT
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation. 
Arrests over Afghan child marriage  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:51:00 GMT
The parents of an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are arrested on charges of arranging their under-age marriage in northern Afghanistan. 
Ecuador volcano increases activity  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:23:18 GMT
A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions on Monday. 
Gayet wins new French privacy case  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:02 GMT
Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space. 
Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:52 GMT
A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers. 
Mass escape from juvenile US prison  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:18:57 GMT
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and 17 are still being sought. 
Nazi disabled victims memorial opens  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:40:13 GMT
A glass monument is publicly opened in Berlin to 300,000 victims of the Nazis with mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.