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EU 'must act on Russia aggression'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:13:39 GMT
EU leaders meet to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, with threats of fresh sanctions against Russia for its "military aggression" in eastern Ukraine. 
Iraq in push to free Amerli town  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:44:44 GMT
Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga begin a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say. 
Iran anger over new US sanctions  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:20:31 GMT
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme. 
Lesotho PM flees 'military coup'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:53:50 GMT
Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger. 
China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:35:29 GMT
China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process. 
Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:58:49 GMT
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says. 
Man charged over Galloway assault  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:40:37 GMT
A man is charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street. 
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. 
Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:00:45 GMT
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say. 
Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:59:21 GMT
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are to hold talks to try to reach agreement on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists. 
India's growth hits two year high  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:51 GMT
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate. 
'Forgotten' Swiss baby dies in car  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:39:47 GMT
A 16-month-old baby in Switzerland dies after one of its parents went to work forgetting that the child had been left in the car. 
VIDEO: Long queues to leave Mariupol  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:01:47 GMT
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in Brussels to discuss the ongoing crisis in his country with EU leaders. 
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.