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Paris talks focus on train security 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:26:07 GMT 
    European ministers and officials are set to hold emergency talks in Paris following last week's foiled gun attack on a French train.


UN warning over EU migrant deaths 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:23:00 GMT 
    The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.


Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:57:20 GMT 
    A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.


Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:50:54 GMT 
    Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.


Malaysia braces for major protests 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:26:03 GMT 
    Thousands of Malaysians are gathering to protest in a number of cities, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.


Drinking water 'no hangover cure' 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:02:34 GMT 
    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.


Satellite image of IS destruction 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:24:12 GMT 
    A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.


Sanctions threat over S Sudan truce 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:28:16 GMT 
    The UN warns warring sides in South Sudan they face an arms embargo and sanctions if they do not honour a truce due to come into force on Saturday.


US appoints 'first hostage envoy' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:39:05 GMT 
    The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs "in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad".


US man dies after petty theft arrest 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:39:18 GMT 
    A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.


US journalists were 'shot in head' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:25:18 GMT 
    The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.


German sailor makes Rio bug claims 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:47:50 GMT 
    Germany's Erik Heil says he has contracted an infection after competing in waters which will host sailing at the Rio Olympics.


VIDEO: 'No ventilation' in migrant lorry 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:16:22 GMT 
    James Reynolds reports from the Austrian customs building where a lorry containing the bodies of 71 dead migrants was towed from where it was discovered abandoned near the Hungarian border.


VIDEO: Life on Mars year-long simulation 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:27:47 GMT 
    A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.


VIDEO: Tropical storm Erika batters Dominica 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:19:19 GMT 
    At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.
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