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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:57:33 GMT
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees. 
Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:08:12 GMT
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting. 
Iceland eruption triggers red alert  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:16:22 GMT
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight. 
No charges in US accidental shooting  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:10:00 GMT
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor. 
IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:26:27 GMT
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq. 
Pakistan army to mediate in protest  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:51:27 GMT
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad. 
Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:05:07 GMT
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. 
'Dead' Indian activist found alive  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:20:34 GMT
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman. 
Google trials drone deliveries  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:23 GMT
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones. 
Nigeria launches electronic ID cards  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:45:51 GMT
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments. 
Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:21:54 GMT
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC. 
Indian elephant creates own art  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:08:43 GMT
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals. 
VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:53 GMT
A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online. 
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound. 
VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:35 GMT
A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.