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US military tried to free Foley 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:27:02 GMT 
    A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.


Israel kills top Hamas commanders 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:01:05 GMT 
    An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".


Thailand coup general named as PM 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:57:32 GMT 
    Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.


Silva runs for Brazilian presidency 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:55 GMT 
    The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.


Pakistan talks over protests begin 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:56:33 GMT 
    Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad.


Shakira song 'broke copyright laws' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:10 GMT 
    Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.


Attorney general meets Brown family 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:02:13 GMT 
    US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.


India court stays sisters' execution 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:10:56 GMT 
    A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.


UN begins huge aid drop in Iraq 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:43:03 GMT 
    The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.


Iceland evacuates area near volcano 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:14:54 GMT 
    Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.


Russia convoy 'near Ukraine customs' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:24 GMT 
    Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says.


Guatemalan top general dies in crash 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:11:28 GMT 
    The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.


VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:37:58 GMT 
    The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.


VIDEO: 'Our friend has given us a son' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:09:55 GMT 
    BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.


VIDEO: US blockbuster season box office down 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:04:31 GMT 
    The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.
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