Teens caught by anti-jihad net

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Two French girls captured by security net targeting people considering travelling to other countries to join jihads.

Russian 'invasion' accused

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Ukraine declares Russian "invasion" after Moscow sends convoy of trucks across the borders.

Russia scrutinises McDonald's

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Russia ramp up scrutiny of McDonald’s restaurants, as the state food safety watchdog began unscheduled checks.

Rape victim denied abortion


Protesters are calling for a change to Ireland's abortion laws after a rape victim says she was refused a termination.

Dozens die in Ukraine battles

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Civilians and volunteer fighters were killed overnight in separate clashes in or near Donetsk.

Beheader 'had London accent'

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PM David Cameron rushes back to 10 Downing Street to chair emergency meetings after execution.

Iceland evacuates tourists

Authorities have evacuated tourists amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.

Arrest in Kiwi hit-and run case

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A woman has been arrested in London in relation to the hit-and-run death of a New Zealander.

Bardarbunga the new Eyjafjallajokul?

Eyjafjallajokull volcano

Thousands of small quakes rock Iceland amid concerns one of country's volcanoes may erupt.

WWII bomb near airport

An unexploded World War II bomb found near Frankfurt airport could cause flight disruptions.

Shooting erupts in Donetsk

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Residents flee shelling in Donetsk as Ukraine government takes offensive to area near rebel headquarters

Pope mourns relatives deaths


Three relatives of Pope Francis die and a fourth is in critical condition after a car crash in Argentina.

Was this all a stunt by Assange?

Julian Assange

OPINION: Briefly, the world's dullest game of hide and seek became the world's most compelling news event.

Hopes of freedom dashed

Julian Assange on August 18, 2014

The UK government has poured cold water on Julian Assange's hopes he will soon be able to leave the Ecuador embassy.

Saudi prince's convoy ambushed

Mercedes-Benz armoured S600 Guard limousine

Armed robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy, raiding the Mercedes car for valuables and then torching it.

Convoy attack claims

Ukrainian servicemen drive armoured vehicles along a road as they patrol the Donetsk region

Women and children said to be among victims of rocket attack on convoy fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Assange plans to walk free

Julian Assange on August 18, 2014

Wikileaks founder plans to walk out of Ecuador's embassy a free man, avoiding arrest and extradition to Sweden.

Assange quashes departure talk

Julian Assange on August 18, 2014

Wikileaks founder is not about to leave Ecuadorean Embassy in London despite media reports saying he would.

Troops make breakthrough


Ukrainian forces raise flag over Luhansk, which was for months under rebel control.

Ukraine fighter jet shot down

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Ukraine's government said separatists shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane after army troops entered deep inside a rebel-controlled city in the east.