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Russian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors, but the sides remain far apart and the fi...
The medical students were in Iquitos. They could provide much-needed surgery for the residents of this remote Peruvian town. Just one problem: They di...
A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate abou...

World

BBC
Lesotho's exiled prime minister asks South Africa and other neighbours to intervene after accusing the military of staging a coup....
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed....
The parents of Ashya King refuse to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain, where a judge orders they must...
Ukrainian troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis....
There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and anim...

Europe

BBC
The parents of Ashya King refuse to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain, where a judge orders they must...
The War Horse Ride, commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One, ends in the French town of Nery....
Ukrainian troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis....
Russian-backed bailiffs in Crimea seize a luxury seaside hotel complex linked to a Ukrainian billionaire, Ihor Kolomoisky....
Thirteen former Bosnian Serb police and soldiers are detained by police on suspicion of carrying out killings at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992....

Canada

CBC
The female passenger in a Cessna 172 died when the small plane crashed in Crawford Bay, B.C., east of Nelson, Saturday night, and the ...
Sixteen-year-old Annaleise Carr today expects to complete the marathon swim across Lake Erie she was not able to complete in July....
Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they bl...
From tots to teenagers, students head back to school this week, waving goodbye to parents as they board bright yellow buses or say a t...
A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jac...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has rejected suggestions Australia is bypassing the Iraqi government in supplying weapons to Kurdish troops in the...
The Australian share market began the day brightly but closed flat as economic data weighed on investors' minds....
Former Vietnam refugee Hieu Van Le has been sworn-in as South Australia's new Governor at an official ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre....

Middle East

BBC
Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed....
The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding missi...
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants....
Where jihadists find support to become powerful force...
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital....
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan crosses over 10 million followers on Twitter....
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact....
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad....
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced fo...

South-Asia

BBC
An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital....
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan crosses over 10 million followers on Twitter....
India's PM Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe agree at their summit to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact....
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad....
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced fo...

Business

BBC
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £750m, as the end of the transfer window approaches....
Russia and China begin the construction of a new gas pipeline linking the countries, with a ceremony in the Siberian city of Yakutsk....
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflatio...
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the ...
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slo...
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