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Ukraine 'slipping out of control' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:09:30 GMT 
    The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.


UK's terror threat level raised 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:04:29 GMT 
    The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.


Test Ebola drug '100% effective' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT 
    The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.


Kurds 'take Iraq oilfields from IS' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:07:59 GMT 
    Kurdish forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic State, but retreating militants blow up three installations.


Iceland lowers volcano ash alert 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:03:41 GMT 
    The Icelandic Met Office lowers its aviation warning from red to orange near the Bardarbunga volcano, which saw an eruption begin overnight.


More than 3m have fled Syria - UN 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:02:53 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.


More defectors to UKIP 'odds on' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:36:08 GMT 
    Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.


Brazil's economy enters recession 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:17 GMT 
    A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.


Google trials drone deliveries 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:23 GMT 
    Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.


US steps up sanctions over Iran 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:54:03 GMT 
    The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.


Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:42:33 GMT 
    The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.


Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:26:52 GMT 
    US actor and singer Harry Belafonte is to be honoured by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.


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


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: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT 
    Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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