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Ukraine near 'point of no return' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:19:51 GMT 
    Ukraine's president says his country is "close to a point of no return - full scale-war", as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia.


Iraq in push to free Amerli town 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:37:55 GMT 
    Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.


Tear gas used on Pakistan protesters 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:54:02 GMT 
    Police in Islamabad fire tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


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.


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.


China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:35:29 GMT 
    China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.


Philippine Syria troops 'attacked' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:58:49 GMT 
    A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.


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.


Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT 
    Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.


PM warns of terror threat to Europe 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:20:14 GMT 
    The terrorist threat posed by Islamist extremists is as much a concern for countries in mainland Europe as it is for the UK, David Cameron says.


'Forgotten' Swiss baby dies in car 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:39:47 GMT 
    A 16-month-old baby in Switzerland dies after one of its parents went to work forgetting that the child had been left in the car.


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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