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Foley 'barbaric murder' shocks West 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:29:36 GMT 
    The US, UK and France voice abhorrence at the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (IS) militant.


Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:00 GMT 
    The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 19 people dead in Gaza.


Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:45:30 GMT 
    At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.


Liberia troops enforce quarantine 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:04:06 GMT 
    Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola.


Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:18:52 GMT 
    Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as the death toll among civilians mounts.


Attorney General to visit Ferguson 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:51 GMT 
    The US Attorney General is due to arrive in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests 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.


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.


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.


Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:54:39 GMT 
    A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.


Gandhi murder film sparks protest 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:09 GMT 
    Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday.


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: Friend pays tribute to reporter Foley 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:27:32 GMT 
    Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.


VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides 
  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:45:51 GMT 
    There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.


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.
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