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Militants 'kill reporter on video'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:08:11 GMT
The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012. 
Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:45:31 GMT
The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza. 
Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:20:28 GMT
At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say. 
Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:44:42 GMT
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak. 
Protests abate in strife-hit US town  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:36:14 GMT
Crowds of protesters march peacefully in Ferguson, Missouri, the US town rocked by days of clashes over the police shooting of a black teenager. 
Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:17:01 GMT
Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers. 
Street battles rage in east Ukraine  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:37:05 GMT
Clashes are reported in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces try to close in on rebel strongholds. 
Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:22:03 GMT
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients. 
UN launches northern Iraq aid push  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:09:43 GMT
The UN launches an operation to reach more than 500,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR. 
India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:19:25 GMT
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95. 
Former Microsoft boss leaves firm  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:29:52 GMT
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect. 
India 'man-eating' tiger killed  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:46:25 GMT
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. 
VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:01:25 GMT
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights. 
VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:53:10 GMT
A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France. 
VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:36:34 GMT
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.