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EU mulls fresh response to Russia
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.
Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.
Texas abortion provisions struck down
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.
Trapped Nicaraguan miners freed
Twenty-four gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday are in the process of being freed, officials say.
Test Ebola drug '100% effective'
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
India's growth hits two year high
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.
Italian lawyers urged to work faster
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.
Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Cold War US spy dies in prison
A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.
IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde
The International Monetary Fund expresses confidence in its leader Christine Lagarde, despite her being formally investigated for negligence in France.
MSN Messenger to end after 15 years
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
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'
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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VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast
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: Buried gold sparks treasure hunt
Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.
VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
Legroom row diverts second US flight
A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.
River Kwai film bridge to be rebuilt
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.
Russian rouble falls to new low
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
Brazil's economy enters recession
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.
Google trials drone deliveries
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.
2.6m historic pictures posted online
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
Australian actor Bill Kerr dies
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.
Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Legal challenge to badger cull fails
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
Torres joins Milan on two-year loan
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.
Federer & Sharapova win at US Open
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
VIDEO: California's new gold rush
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.
Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US
In Nashville, Kurdish immigrants have built a lively community. Monica Campbell took a tour with a local resident.
Senegal confirms first Ebola case
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.
EU leaders to decide top jobs
Leaders of the EU's 28 states are heading to Brussels for a special Saturday summit to decide who will fill two of Europe's top jobs.
Ecuador to bring in digital currency
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.
More than 3m have fled Syria - UN
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.
US steps up sanctions over Iran
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are meeting for intense talks on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.
George Galloway attacked on street
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.
Lib Dems pledge paternity leave hike
The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
News images from around the world: 28 August
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
News images from around the world: 27 August
Richard Attenborough career in pictures
British actor and director's illustrious career
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
News images from around the world: 26 August
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
In pictures: The Maliki years
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
The makeover that's divided a nation
The multi-million dollar makeover that's divided a nation
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
Sunni rebels 'ready to turn on Islamic State'
Sunni rebels who helped Islamic State signal readiness to revolt
The Victorian pig singing competition
The bizarre tale of the pig singing competition
Making houses out of mushrooms
The natural resources used to make 'green' homes
Disowned gay teen speaks out
...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out
VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'
The quest to find the perfect party anthem
10 things we didn't know last week
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets
Obama's 'no strategy' gaffe on IS
Obama's opponents seize on his perceived gaffe
Has the humble password had its day?
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?
Viewpoint: Why Pakistanis crave stability
Why stability is all most Pakistanis really want
Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit
Why deciding top jobs is not key to the EU summit

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