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article 30 August 2014 UK
Missing brain tumour boy 'may be in Spain'
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Interpol issues a missing persons alert to its 190 member countries, as police searching for five-year-old Ashya King say his health will "deteriorate rapidly" if he does not receive proper care.

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article 30 August 2014 UK
Anti-nuclear campaigners march on Wales Nato summit
Nato: anti-nuclear campaigners march on Wales summit

Hundreds of demonstrators descend on Newport protesting against Nato's nuclear weapons policy - but not quite the 10,000 predicted.

article 30 August 2014 World, Ukraine
Russian troops in Ukraine 'an act of aggression'
Russian troops in Ukraine 'an act of aggression'

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko calls on the EU for an "adequate reaction", saying Russia has thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks in Ukraine.

video 29 August 2014 Politics

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'1,000 for a Ukip defect? Not too bad!' - video

Ukip donor Stuart Wheeler admits to having had lunch with eight Tory MPs, one of whom - Douglas Carswell - has just joined Ukip. He tells Matt Frei Mr Carswell was very brave to defect.

video 29 August 2014 World

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UN's Navi Pillay: they called me a lunatic - video

Outgoing United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay tells Jon Snow she was called a lunatic and a monster as she tried to ensure the UN did all it could to save lives around the world.

article 29 August 2014 Iraq
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Does laptop prove Islamic State wants a dirty bomb?

A laptop with details of how to build a dirty bomb has been found in Syria. One expert tells Channel 4 News that such an attack could be "easier than flying a plane into a tall building".

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Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

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Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: can't we already seize jihadis' passports?

David Cameron has announced new legislation to stop terror suspects travelling abroad. But can't we already confiscate their passports?

article 29 August 2014 World, Malaysia
Malaysia Airlines is cutting its workforce by a third and reducing its route network following the disappearance of one of its flights and the shooting down of another (Reuters)
Can job cuts save disaster- struck Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines is cutting its workforce by a third and reducing its route network following the disappearance of one of its flights and the shooting down of another.

video 29 August 2014 UK

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'A deeper threat': Cameron on Islamic State - video

David Cameron says the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists is "a deeper threat than we have faced before", as the UK's terror rating is raised to its highest level in three years.

article 29 August 2014 UK, Iraq
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UK terror threat raised to 'severe'

The UK terror threat is raised from substantial to severe - meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely - whilst David Cameron promises to make it harder for British jihadis to travel abroad.

post 29 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Ukraine: lessons Putin must learn from Russian invasion of Afghanistan

President Putin seems confident as he says one thing and does another - denying Russian soldiers have crossed the border despite overwhelming evidence is classic Soviet doublespeak.

video 29 August 2014 UK

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Ukip parades Carswell and targets more MPs

The defection of MP Douglas Carswell from the Conservatives to Ukip means all anyone wants to know now is whether Nigel Farage has any more rabbits in his hat.

article 29 August 2014 UK
NHS food being served in 2000 (Getty)
New rules for hospital food - what do you think?

Hospitals are to be forced to meet "tough new mandatory standards" under government rules to improve hospital food, the Department of Health announces.

post 29 August 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Summer 2014 weather: a great start but August falters

As August draws to a close, so does meteorological summer (June, July and August), which means that provisional statistics are now available for how summer shaped up this year.

article 29 August 2014 World, Ukraine
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Have soldiers' selfies given away Russia's Ukraine role?

Russia continues to deny its soldiers are operating officially in Ukraine. Russian soldiers have been rushing to delete information on Instagram that may tell a different story.

article 29 August 2014 World, Iceland
Iceland's meteorological office raises its aviation alert level to maximum after a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system.
Stunning video captures erupting Icelandic volcano

Iceland's meteorological office raises its aviation alert level to maximum after an eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system.

article 29 August 2014 World, Syria
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Three million Syria refugees flee conflict - UN

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war rises above 3 million, the United Nations refugee agency says.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama's plan for Middle East no clearer

Obama admitted 'we don't have a strategy yet', which is why there was no need to put anything before congress, or bring the American people into the debate. He didn't want to put the cart in front of

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Clashes along India’s border with Pakistan are “extremely serious and provocative” and not conducive to improving relations between the two neighbours, said India’s Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

The comments came nearly two weeks after New Delhi called off diplomatic talks, protesting against Pakistan’s meetings with separatists from the disputed region of Kashmir.

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Police searching for five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, say he may be headed for Marbella amid reports his family have “strong links” there.

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Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has called the presence of Russian troops in his country an “act of aggression”, asking the EU for an “adequate reaction”.

Mr Poroshenko said there were now thousands of foreign troops and hundreds of foreign tanks in Ukraine.

The EU is preparing the “next level of sanctions” against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he did not want confrontation with Russia, and that a new cold war would be detrimental to all of Europe.

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Police searching for five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken from hospital by his parents on Thursday, say he may be in Spain.

Interpol has issued a missing persons alert to its 190 member countries, as police warn Ashya urgently needs proper medical care.

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"Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible."

Melissa Rivers, daughter of US comedian Joan Rivers, on her mothers’ condition after she was hospitalised following a cardiac arrest.