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US military 'tried to free Foley' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:53:46 GMT 
    The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.


Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:34:23 GMT 
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.


Iceland evacuates area near volcano 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:14:54 GMT 
    Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.


Khan refuses to join Pakistan talks 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:59:57 GMT 
    Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister resigns.


Silva runs for Brazilian presidency 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:55 GMT 
    The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing the Eduardo Campos who died last week.


UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:43:03 GMT 
    The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.


Russia convoy 'near Ukraine customs' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:24 GMT 
    Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says.


Liberia troops enforce Ebola lockdown 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:21:33 GMT 
    Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola, setting off protests.


Guatemalan top general dies in crash 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:11:28 GMT 
    The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.


Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:01:33 GMT 
    Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.


Attorney General arrives in Ferguson 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:34:06 GMT 
    The US Attorney General arrives in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.


Macy's settles racial profiling cases 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:29 GMT 
    One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers.


VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:35:02 GMT 
    Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.


VIDEO: Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:14:03 GMT 
    The man regarded by many as the father of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar, has died, aged 95.


VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides 
  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:45:51 GMT 
    There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.
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