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'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:36:06 GMT - Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko cancels a foreign visit, citing "Russian troop deployments" in Ukraine, as rebels seize a town in the south.
IS 'kills dozens of Syrian soldiers'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:15:38 GMT - Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after they stormed the Tabqa airbase, activists say.
Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:02:33 GMT - Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
Missing plane search area refined
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:28:17 GMT - Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.
Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:40:59 GMT - Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
France urges special Libya support
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:48:55 GMT - French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
FBI probe JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:40:33 GMT - The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
Turkey's Erdogan to be inaugurated
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:25:39 GMT - Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be officially sworn in after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.
Pitt and Jolie wedding announced
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:01:50 GMT - Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:03:56 GMT - Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.
Platini will not challenge Blatter
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:35:03 GMT - Uefa president Michel Platini announces he will not challenge Sepp Blatter by running for the leadership of Fifa.
India cow row 'settled by DNA tests'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:55:01 GMT - A woman in southern India is set to win a court battle to keep a cow after DNA tests proved it belongs to her, her lawyer says.
VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:55 GMT - 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.
VIDEO: Hamm on beards, baseball and moving on
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:13:12 GMT - He's best known for his portrayal as the cool and commanding Don Draper in Mad Men - but actor Jon Hamm is keen to shake off his bad boy image.
VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:06:30 GMT - The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:39:20 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:01 GMT - David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.
VIDEO: Banksy art sale saves Bristol boys' club
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:40:56 GMT - The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol.
VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:12:14 GMT - A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.
VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:30:18 GMT - The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show
VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:31:50 GMT - A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
Hello Kitty is not actually a cat
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:46:53 GMT - Yes, you read that right, Hello Kitty is not a cat - she's a British school kid who likes apple pie, say her creators.
Malaysia Airlines expects more losses
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:37:29 GMT - Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.
Deutsche Bank in mis-reporting fine
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:12:01 GMT - Germany's Deutsche Bank is fined £4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurately reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
'Fashionable' smartwatches announced
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:51:08 GMT - South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
Call for Facebook beheadings rethink
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:16 GMT - Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.
US film-maker William Greaves dies
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:45:42 GMT - The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.
Bake Off contestant 'stitched up'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:58:06 GMT - The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.
Memories 'flipped' from bad to good
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:09:02 GMT - Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
Ebola vaccine to be tested in UK
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:24 GMT - A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.
NHS complaints rise to 480 every day
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:38:05 GMT - The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.
Depression in cancer 'overlooked'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:36:20 GMT - Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.
Rooney named new England captain
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:17 GMT - Wayne Rooney is named England captain by manager Roy Hodgson, who also calls up four uncapped players to his squad.
Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:37:01 GMT - Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year.
The parenting lessons to be taken from movies
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT - It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens.
The etiquette of reclining seats on flights
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:32 GMT - When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.
'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:53:16 GMT - The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.
India launches bank accounts for all
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:30 GMT - Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
EU widens aid to dairy exporters
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:46:22 GMT - The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
Strike disrupts Argentine capital
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:24:11 GMT - Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:17 GMT - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.
US hostage mother makes video plea
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:45:03 GMT - The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:24:36 GMT - Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.
'Significant' rise in migration to UK
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:41:06 GMT - There has been a "statistically significant" increase in net migration into the UK - which reached 243,000 in the year up to March, figures show.
Wright quits Labour but not PCC role
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:38 GMT - Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.
'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:35:12 GMT - The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT - Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:24 GMT - News images from around the world: 27 August
Richard Attenborough career in pictures
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT - British actor and director's illustrious career
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:37:59 GMT - Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:11:10 GMT - News images from around the world: 26 August
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:28:08 GMT - Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
In pictures: The Maliki years
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:59 GMT - Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
In pictures: Lauren Bacall
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:43:54 GMT - Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall
The last Armenians of Myanmar
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT - The country that has lost all of its Armenians
Guns a part of American childhood
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:39:28 GMT - Why guns are a part of American childhood
Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of war
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:07:59 GMT - Did Sherlock's creator predict the Channel Tunnel?
Arizona shooting: America reacts
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:19:12 GMT - Views from the US on children using guns
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:13:22 GMT - Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
Row over polish to detect 'rape drug'
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:24 GMT - Backlash against drug-testing nail polish
The Indian journalists' #TwitterPasswords
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:24:24 GMT - Were Indian journalists asked to hand over their Twitter passwords?
VIDEO: Twitter's map of Mid-East conflict
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:22:18 GMT - How people react to Gaza on social media
Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:53:22 GMT - Can Qantas fix its financial troubles?
Georgian wines toast EU sales boost
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:57:19 GMT - Why Georgia's winemakers hope to boost EU sales
Indecisive end to Gaza conflict
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:12:25 GMT - Ceasefire brings indecisive end to Gaza conflict
Tank sighting shoots hole in Russian denial
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:09:38 GMT - New video suggests Russia could be sending tanks into Ukraine

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