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Ukraine leader vows peace 'roadmap' 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:50:53 GMT 
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" to end fighting in the east will be drawn up, after talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.


Brazil holds TV election debate 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:26:36 GMT 
    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff takes part in the first televised candidates' debate of the election campaign, defending her social programmes.


US girl, nine, in gun lesson mishap 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:23:41 GMT 
    A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at an firing range in Arizona.


China 'violated Taiwanese airspace' 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:41:06 GMT 
    Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday causing jets to scramble, officials say, but Beijing rejects the claim.


American 'fighter' dies in Syria battle 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:07:22 GMT 
    An American man, believed to be fighting alongside militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed.


RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:30:32 GMT 
    Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.


Australia ups anti-terror efforts 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:11:28 GMT 
    New counter-terrorism units have been set up at two Australian airports, PM Tony Abbott says, amid concern over Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria.


Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye' 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:13:56 GMT 
    One of Colombia's most notorious killers, known as Popeye, who admitted to 300 murders for drug lord Pablo Escobar is freed from prison.


New concerns over Iceland volcano 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:57:31 GMT 
    The magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.


Hollande names new French cabinet 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:02:44 GMT 
    French President Francois Hollande names a new government under Prime Minister Manual Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against spending cuts.


Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:56:05 GMT 
    New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.


Fight for leg room diverts flight 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:36:24 GMT 
    A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining.


VIDEO: India's iconic Ambassador car 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:53:34 GMT 
    Sanjoy Majumder reports on the passing of one of India's best known and trusted icons, the Ambassador.


VIDEO: How much oil does Scotland have? 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:29:54 GMT 
    Campaigns on both sides of the Scottish independence discussion have been contesting exactly how much oil Scotland might have left in the North Sea.


VIDEO: Kate Bush fans: 'Worth the wait' 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:06:48 GMT 
    Delighted fans took to their feet at London's Hammersmith Apollo to applaud Kate Bush, as she closed her first concert in 35 years on Tuesday night.
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