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Pakistan army to mediate in protest

August 29, 2014 - 7:21am
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
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Myanmar beauty queen loses title

August 29, 2014 - 7:02am
A Myanmar woman who won a beauty pageant in South Korea is stripped of her title after organisers claimed she was ungrateful and dishonest.
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Euro inflation nears five-year low

August 29, 2014 - 6:53am
The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.
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Ivory Coast risk disqualification

August 29, 2014 - 6:46am
Ivory Coast will be disqualified from the Nations Cup if they forfeit their Sierra Leone qualifier over Ebola fears.
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Biggest Japan defence budget sought

August 29, 2014 - 6:45am
Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
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Ukraine 'to seek Nato membership'

August 29, 2014 - 6:39am
Ukraine's PM says he will ask MPs to put the country on course for Nato membership, as the alliance discusses the crisis.
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Has the humble password had its day?

August 29, 2014 - 6:33am
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?
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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff

August 29, 2014 - 6:31am
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.
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Libya PM resigns amid power struggle

August 29, 2014 - 6:18am
Abdullah al-Thinni steps down as Libya's prime minister in a bid to end the power struggle dividing the country.
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Sunni rebels 'ready to turn on Islamic State'

August 29, 2014 - 6:14am
Sunni rebels who helped Islamic State signal readiness to revolt
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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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