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UN warning over EU migrant deaths 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:23:00 GMT 
    The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.


Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:44:37 GMT 
    Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.


Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:52:52 GMT 
    A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.


Malaysia braces for major protests 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:11:53 GMT 
    Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest in a number of cities, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.


Satellite image of IS destruction 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:24:12 GMT 
    A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.


Drinking water 'no hangover cure' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:08:46 GMT 
    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.


Sanctions threat over S Sudan truce 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:28:16 GMT 
    The UN warns warring sides in South Sudan they face an arms embargo and sanctions if they do not honour a truce due to come into force on Saturday.


US appoints 'first hostage envoy' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:39:05 GMT 
    The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs "in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad".


Two Virginia journalists 'shot in head' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:18 GMT 
    The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.


US man dies after petty theft arrest 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:39:18 GMT 
    A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.


German sailor makes Rio bug claims 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:47:50 GMT 
    Germany's Erik Heil says he has contracted an infection after competing in waters which will host sailing at the Rio Olympics.


Vatican ex-envoy dies ahead of trial 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:06:57 GMT 
    Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, dies before he can be tried for child sex offences.


VIDEO: Life on Mars year-long simulation 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:27:47 GMT 
    A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.


VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika pounds Dominica 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:04:57 GMT 
    Rescuers are searching for missing people and survivors after tropical storm Erika hit the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.


VIDEO: Ashley Madison: Founder steps down 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:48:42 GMT 
    The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.
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