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UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:06:56 GMT
A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State. 
Iceland issues volcano red alert  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:06:22 GMT
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open. 
Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:34:39 GMT
Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev. 
Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:56:39 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed. 
Ivorian land border shut over Ebola  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:45:44 GMT
Ivory Coast becomes the latest African country to close land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its territory. 
Galileo satellites on wrong orbit  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:56:12 GMT
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit. 
Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:25:52 GMT
Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya. 
May pledges new anti-extremist powers  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:24:06 GMT
New measures to fight extremist groups are being looked at by the government, the home secretary says, as she defends its counter-terrorism strategy. 
China film festival shut down  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:58:00 GMT
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day. 
'Dozens killed' in CAR mine collapse  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:14:44 GMT
At least 25 people have died in the collapse of a rebel-held gold mine in the southern Central African Republic, officials say. 
MH370 search faces tough next phase  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:01:08 GMT
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests. 
Albert Reynolds' body lies in repose  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:49:01 GMT
The body of the former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds is lying in repose in Dublin ahead of his funeral on Monday. 
VIDEO: SpaceX rocket explodes during testing  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:52:12 GMT
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after lift-off on Friday at the company's site in McGregor, Texas. 
AUDIO: How well does comedy travel?  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:47:39 GMT
How well does stand up comedy travel outside the US and UK? 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:42 GMT
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