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Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town

20 August 2014 Last updated at 16:52 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Jonathan Marcus examines what the latest footage from Ukraine tells us Ukrainian government and rebel forces are both claiming control of the … Continue reading

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Second arrest over Tilbury death

20 August 2014 Last updated at 18:01 The stowaways arrived in the UK from Belgium on Saturday morning A second person has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of man in a shipping container in Essex. The … Continue reading

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Bank of England split over rate rise

20 August 2014 Last updated at 11:19 Two members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to raise interest rates in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so. The minutes of the … Continue reading

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Beheading suspect ‘probably British’

20 August 2014 Last updated at 17:59 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. David Cameron: “This is not a time for a knee-jerk reaction” It looks “increasingly likely” a man thought to have been involved in a … Continue reading

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U.S. attorney general visits racially charged St. Louis suburb

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was visiting Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white … Continue reading

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Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Palestinians launched more than 130 … Continue reading

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IAEA report to show Iran meeting nuclear deal terms: diplomats

VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog was expected to issue a monthly update later on Wednesday showing Iran is complying with the terms of last year’s interim deal with six world powers to curb some of its atomic activities, … Continue reading

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Islamic State video claims to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants posted a video that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. air strikes in Iraq, prompting widespread revulsion that could push Western powers into further action against … Continue reading

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Lib Dems lift Lord Rennard suspension

19 August 2014 Last updated at 22:42 Lord Rennard apologised in May for his behaviour Lord Rennard has had the suspension of his membership of the Liberal Democrats lifted after disciplinary proceedings against him were dropped. The former Lib Dem … Continue reading

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Second Missouri police killing

20 August 2014 Last updated at 01:50 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from the scene of the shooting The police killing of a second black man in Missouri in 11 days … Continue reading

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