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Islamic State 'kills US hostage' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:42:29 GMT 
    An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.


Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:35:02 GMT 
    The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.


Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:49:12 GMT 
    The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.


Afghan militants 'may join IS' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT 
    Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.


Ashya's parents freed from prison 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:54:01 GMT 
    The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.


Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT 
    A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.


FM: Independence 'closer than ever' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:16 GMT 
    Scottish independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion poll suggests gains for the Yes campaign.


US targets al-Shabab's leader 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:15 GMT 
    The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.


Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:56 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.


Pakistan MPs hold emergency session 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:55:42 GMT 
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation.


Arrests over Afghan child marriage 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:51:00 GMT 
    The parents of an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are arrested on charges of arranging their under-age marriage in northern Afghanistan.


Ecuador volcano increases activity 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:23:18 GMT 
    A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions on Monday.


Gayet wins new French privacy case 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:02 GMT 
    Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.


Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:52 GMT 
    A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.


Mass escape from juvenile US prison 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:35:15 GMT 
    More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.
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