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Obama: Foley video shocks the world  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:40:26 GMT
US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world". 
Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:17 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides. 
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. 
Liberia troops enforce quarantine  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. 
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 'at Ukraine customs'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:24:16 GMT
Several lorries from a Russian convoy carrying aid have moved into the customs zone at the border between the two countries, local reports say. 
Guatemalan top general dies in crash  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:10:30 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. 
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. 
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. 
Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:45:30 GMT
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say. 
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. 
Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:54:39 GMT
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients. 
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: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:31:05 GMT
Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests. 
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.