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Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:41:09 GMT
Nato accuses Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels. 
More than 3m have fled Syria - UN  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:02:53 GMT
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees. 
Iceland lowers volcano ash alert  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:03:41 GMT
The Icelandic Met Office lowers its aviation warning from red to orange near the Bardarbunga volcano, which saw an eruption begin overnight. 
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:31:24 GMT
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year. 
Euro inflation nears five-year low  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:53:36 GMT
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region. 
Pakistan army to mediate in protest  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:25 GMT
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad. 
No charges in US accidental shooting  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:10:00 GMT
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor. 
Tory MPs rule out further defections  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:00:24 GMT
A string of Eurosceptic Tory MPs rule out following Douglas Carswell to UKIP as it emerges eight of them discussed the possibility with a top party official. 
Libya's prime minister resigns  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:18:06 GMT
Abdullah al-Thinni steps down as Libya's prime minister in a bid to end the power struggle dividing the country. 
'Dead' Indian activist found alive  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:20:34 GMT
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman. 
Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:14:36 GMT
Papua New Guinea's eastern Mount Tavurvur erupts, disrupting flights and spewing rocks and ash into the air. 
Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:26:52 GMT
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. 
VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:53 GMT
A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online. 
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: 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.