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Afghan candidate threatens to shun vote audit

One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan’s next president has threatened to boycott a ballot audit from the country’s disputed presidential runoff, his adviser said, a development that could further disrupt the already troubled process. The complicated, UN-supervised … Continue reading

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Egypt denies role in air attacks in Libya

Egypt has denied any role in air attacks in Libya, as the US said it believed Cairo worked with the UAE to attack rebels in the capital Tripoli. The US government on Tuesday said it believed the UAE and Egypt … Continue reading

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Ukraine cites Russia support for peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he has support for a peace plan from leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Interfax news agency reported. But there were no indications that would mean an … Continue reading

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Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce

Thousands of Palestinians are celebrating in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Tuesday from the occupied West Bank that a formula … Continue reading

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Brazil holds TV election debate

27 August 2014 Last updated at 03:25 President Dilma Rousseff is standing for re-election with the Workers’ Party (PT) Candidates in Brazil’s presidential election are taking part in the first televised debate of the campaign. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff is … Continue reading

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American ‘fighter’ dies in Syria battle

27 August 2014 Last updated at 00:07 Douglas McCain was reportedly killed in a battle in Syria An American man, believed to be fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed. A cousin of … Continue reading

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Ukraine and Russia hold direct talks

27 August 2014 Last updated at 00:04 Vladimir Putin (L) and Petro Poroshenko shook hands at the start of the summit The Ukrainian and Russian presidents have held their first direct talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but there … Continue reading

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Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

26 August 2014 Last updated at 21:25 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville in Gaza: “They’re celebrating tonight, they believe the fighting is over” A long-term ceasefire has been agreed between Israel and … Continue reading

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Abdullah threatens to pull out of poll audit

One of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has threatened to pull out of a UN-supervised audit of a disputed presidential election in a move that might undermine a process meant to defuse a standoff between the … Continue reading

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Abdullah threatens to pull out of poll audit

One of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai has threatened to pull out of a UN-supervised audit of a disputed presidential election in a move that might undermine a process meant to defuse a standoff between the … Continue reading

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