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EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:39:39 GMT 
    The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".

US planes drop aid to Iraq's Amerli 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:09:52 GMT 
    US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.

Philippine troops in Syria rescued 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:32:03 GMT 
    Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held hostage.

Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:54:36 GMT 
    Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured.

First openly gay NFL player dropped 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:03:24 GMT 
    Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.

Lesotho PM flees 'military coup' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:53:50 GMT 
    Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.

El Salvador gangs re-launch truce 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:45:45 GMT 
    Leaders of five of El Salvador's powerful gangs say they will stop attacking police and military in a bid to re-launch a gang truce agreed two years ago.

Man charged over Galloway assault 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:40:37 GMT 
    A man is charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.

Iran anger over new US sanctions 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:20:31 GMT 
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.

Missing Ashya King found in Spain 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:10:36 GMT 
    A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.

Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:37:32 GMT 
    Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.

VIDEO: Long queues to leave Mariupol 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:01:47 GMT 
    The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in Brussels to discuss the ongoing crisis in his country with EU leaders.

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: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT 
    Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

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  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:47:01 GMT 
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