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UN demands peacekeepers' release

August 29, 2014 - 6:00am
The UN calls for their "immediate release" of 43 Fijian peacekeepers in the Syrian Golan Heights, captured by an armed group.
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Abusers 'brazenly targeted girls'

August 29, 2014 - 5:55am
An ex-care worker in Rotherham, where 1,400 girls were sexually exploited, says men collected victims as young as 11 from a children's home.
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Australian actor Bill Kerr dies

August 29, 2014 - 5:44am
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.
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VIDEO: Iceland eruption triggers red alert

August 29, 2014 - 5:43am
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.
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Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

August 29, 2014 - 5:26am
US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
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Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

August 29, 2014 - 5:14am
Papua New Guinea's eastern Mount Tavurvur erupts, disrupting flights and spewing rocks and ash into the air.
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Hodgson admits Shaw fitness concerns

August 29, 2014 - 5:14am
Roy Hodgson says he had concerns over Luke Shaw's fitness before Louis van Gaal's criticism of the left-back.
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Rivers 'resting' after health scare

August 29, 2014 - 4:30am
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
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2.6m historic pictures posted online

August 29, 2014 - 4:18am
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

August 29, 2014 - 4:02am
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.
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N Korea retracts cheerleader offer

August 29, 2014 - 2:49am
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
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VIDEO: Ivory Coast tries to protect border from Ebola

August 29, 2014 - 2:13am
Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent Ebola spreading
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Ex-children's head 'must quit'

August 29, 2014 - 2:05am
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
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Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

August 29, 2014 - 1:39am
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
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No charges in US accidental shooting

August 29, 2014 - 1:10am
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
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Indian elephant creates own art

August 29, 2014 - 1:08am
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
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'Dead' Indian activist found alive

August 29, 2014 - 12:20am
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.
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Japan's economy signals weakness

August 29, 2014 - 12:11am
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
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Farage sights set on more defections

August 29, 2014 - 12:10am
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
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VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

August 28, 2014 - 11:39pm
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
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