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Ukraine 'slipping out of control' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:45:53 GMT 
    The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.


Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT 
    Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.


Texas abortion provisions struck down 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:32:04 GMT 
    A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.


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.


Italy lawyers urged to work faster 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:49 GMT 
    Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.


Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:56 GMT 
    An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.


Cold War US spy dies in prison 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:59 GMT 
    A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.


IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:08:23 GMT 
    The International Monetary Fund expresses confidence in its leader Christine Lagarde, despite her being formally investigated for negligence in France.


Cave-in traps Nicaragua gold miners 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:14:57 GMT 
    Rescue workers in Nicaragua are trying to reach at least 24 workers trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in the north of the country.


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.


MSN Messenger to end after 15 years 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:48:01 GMT 
    Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.


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.


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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