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US military tried to free Foley  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:27:02 GMT
A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say. 
Thailand coup general named as PM  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:05:08 GMT
Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote. 
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 Eduardo Campos who died last week. 
Pakistan talks over protests begin  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:56:33 GMT
Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad. 
Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:10 GMT
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules. 
Attorney general meets Brown family  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:02:13 GMT
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week. 
India court stays sisters' execution  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:10:56 GMT
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.