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EU 'must accept 200,000 refugees' 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:25:43 GMT 
    The EU must accept up to 200,000 refugees in a "common strategy" to replace its "piecemeal" approach to the migrant crisis, the UN says.


UK to accept 'thousands' more refugees 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:22:54 GMT 
    David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibility" by giving sanctuary to "thousands" more Syrian refugees in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis.


IS 'blows up Palmyra tower tombs' 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:43:13 GMT 
    Islamic State (IS) militants continue their destruction of the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra by blowing up three funerary towers.


UAE soldiers killed by Yemen 'blast' 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:33:25 GMT 
    Twenty-two soldiers from the United Arab Emirates have been killed in Yemen while fighting Houthi rebels as part of a Saudi-led coalition, state media say.


Village of 1,000 sealed off over Ebola 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:14:30 GMT 
    A Sierra Leone village of nearly 1,000 people is put under quarantine after a dead woman's body tested positive for Ebola.


Joe Biden: No idea if I will run 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:53:12 GMT 
    US Vice-President Joe Biden says he "just does not know" if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president.


Bangkok's Erawan Shrine repaired 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:08:20 GMT 
    Bangkok's Erawan Shrine unveils the repaired Hindu statue which was damaged in last month's deadly bombing.


Death penalty sought for Dylann Roof 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:16:05 GMT 
    Prosecutors in South Carolina are to seek the death penalty for the man accused of shooting dead nine people at a church in Charleston in June.


India bans Greenpeace foreign funds 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:11:54 GMT 
    India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.


Nigerian leader declares wealth 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:30:06 GMT 
    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari declares he has $150,000 (£100,000) in his personal account - far less than his vice-president.


Four admit role in Hatton Garden raid 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:16:02 GMT 
    Four men plead guilty to conspiracy to burgle in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit box raid at Easter.


VIDEO: Walking through Budapest station camp 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:24:02 GMT 
    The BBC's Matthew Price in Budapest says several thousand migrants are still waiting at Budapest's international railway station in the hope of getting on trains to other parts of Europe.


VIDEO: Aunt's heartbreak over boys' death 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:45:58 GMT 
    Tima Kurdi, the aunt of a three-year-old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, found drowned on a beach in Turkey has told the BBC how she found out about the death of her nephews and sister-in-law.


VIDEO: Gay marriage row clerk jailed in US 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:21:26 GMT 
    A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.


VIDEO: Mother gives birth to own grandchild 
  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:23:32 GMT 
    A 51-year-old woman in the US has been talking about how she gave birth to her own granddaughter.
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