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- 'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:40:51 GMT
- Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko cancels a foreign visit, citing "Russian troop deployments" in Ukraine, as rebels seize a town in the south.
- IS 'kills dozens of Syrian soldiers' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:15:38 GMT
- Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after they stormed the Tabqa airbase, activists say.
- WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:37 GMT
- The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control.
- UN peacekeepers held in Golan Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:38:49 GMT
- Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
- Pitt and Jolie wedding announced Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:14:36 GMT
- Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
- Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:34 GMT
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
- FBI probe JP Morgan 'cyber-attack' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:40:33 GMT
- The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
- Missing plane search area refined Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:28:17 GMT
- Australia says the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area, after more data analysis.
- Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:40:59 GMT
- Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.
- Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:21:54 GMT
- One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.
- Rooney named new England captain Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:17 GMT
- Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
- 'Fashionable' smartwatches announced Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:51:08 GMT
- South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
- VIDEO: Police raid on gamer broadcast live Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:53 GMT
- A video gamer in Denver was dramatically raided by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.
- VIDEO: Esha Ness cave is 'UK's biggest' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:50:57 GMT
- Geologist Jonathan Swale claims that the Calders Geo sea cave at Esha Ness in Shetland is the largest in Britain.
- VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:49:55 GMT
- Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.