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EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:39:39 GMT
The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return". 
US planes drop aid to Iraq's Amerli  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:09:52 GMT
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli. 
Philippine troops in Syria rescued  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:26:44 GMT
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive. 
Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:54:36 GMT
Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured. 
First openly gay NFL player dropped  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:03:24 GMT
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams. 
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. 
El Salvador gangs re-launch truce  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:45:45 GMT
Leaders of five of El Salvador's powerful gangs say they will stop attacking police and military in a bid to re-launch a gang truce agreed two years ago. 
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. 
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. 
Missing Ashya King found in Spain  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:10:36 GMT
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm. 
Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:37:32 GMT
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role. 
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. 
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