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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:45:19 GMT 
    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.


Nato crisis meeting on Ukraine 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:57:22 GMT 
    Nato is to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the eastern Ukraine crisis, after presenting more evidence of direct Russian military involvement.


Iceland eruption triggers red alert 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:16:22 GMT 
    The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.


Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:50:54 GMT 
    Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.


No charges in US accidental shooting 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:10:00 GMT 
    Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.


Pakistan army to mediate in protest 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:51:27 GMT 
    Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.


Japan's economy signals weakness 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:11:54 GMT 
    Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.


IS militants 'behead Kurdish man' 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:26:27 GMT 
    The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.


Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted' 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:05:07 GMT 
    West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.


'Dead' Indian activist found alive 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:20:34 GMT 
    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.


UN seeks climate change 'Malala' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:06:59 GMT 
    Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.


Indian elephant creates own art 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:08:43 GMT 
    Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.


VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:53 GMT 
    A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.


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: 100 year old tortoise is on the move 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:06:41 GMT 
    A extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
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