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Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:15:54 GMT 
    A senior official in Kiev accuses Russia of invading Ukraine after Russian humanitarian aid lorries cross the border without permission.


IS militants 'biggest threat' to US 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:04:33 GMT 
    Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.


Malaysia observes silence for MH17 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:53:56 GMT 
    Malaysians observe a moment of silence following the arrival of the bodies of 20 victims of Flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine in July.


Syria death toll 'more than 191,000' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:48:38 GMT 
    More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says.


Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:05:13 GMT 
    Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.


Tour buses collide near Egypt resort 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:29:21 GMT 
    Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.


India's Kerala to ban alcohol sales 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:57:34 GMT 
    Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala outline plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.


Senegal closes border over Ebola 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:44:29 GMT 
    Senegal closes its border with Guinea because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, despite WHO warnings that such measures are counter-productive.


Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:32:35 GMT 
    Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.


NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:58:17 GMT 
    The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.


Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:42:03 GMT 
    Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.


Double vaccines 'could end polio' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:31:23 GMT 
    Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the crippling and potentially fatal disease, research suggests.


VIDEO: Gibraltar banishes troublesome monkeys 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:19:17 GMT 
    Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive


VIDEO: Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:21:32 GMT 
    President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets to combat food shortages and smuggling.


VIDEO: Russia ban bites Polish apple crop 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:11:38 GMT 
    Russian EU food sanctions hit just before the Polish apple crop harvests leaving farmers with a glut of unsold fruit.
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