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Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:03:50 GMT
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced. 
Afghan militants 'may join IS'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State. 
CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:24:17 GMT
UK prosecutors seek to withdraw the arrest warrant that enabled Spanish police to hold the parents who took their ill son from a British hospital. 
US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:23:48 GMT
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit. 
FM: Independence 'closer than ever'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:12:37 GMT
Scottish independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion poll suggests gains for the Yes campaign. 
Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:56 GMT
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country. 
FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09:12 GMT
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online. 
Ebola 'threatens W Africa harvests'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:08:28 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. 
Nigeria militants 'seize' major town  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC. 
Ecuador volcano increases activity  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:23:18 GMT
A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions on Monday. 
Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:52 GMT
A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers. 
Mass escape from juvenile US prison  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:18:57 GMT
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and 17 are still being sought. 
Chris Brown pleads guilty over punch  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:29:16 GMT
Rapper Chris Brown admits punching a man in October last year but walks free from court because of time already served. 
VIDEO: Uganda's Ghetto Kids: 'Dance changed my life'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:03:04 GMT
Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better. 
VIDEO: Beauty queen refuses to return crown  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:13:28 GMT
Myanmar's first ever beauty queen has refused to give back her $100,000 (£60,300) crown after being dethroned.