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Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:06:10 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.


UK's terror threat level raised 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:26 GMT 
    The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the home secretary says.


Senegal confirms first Ebola case 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:52 GMT 
    Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.


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.


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.


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.


Brazil's economy enters recession 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:17 GMT 
    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.


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.


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.


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.
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