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Ukraine agrees to 'permanent truce' 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:41:35 GMT 
    Ukraine's President Poroshenko says he has agreed with Russian President Putin on a "permanent ceasefire" in the war-torn east of the country.


Sotloff beheading video 'authentic' 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:45:55 GMT 
    A video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State militants is authentic, the US confirms.


'Humiliated' Indian girl found dead 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:52:33 GMT 
    A teenage Indian girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father's harassment is found dead near a railway track in West Bengal state.


DNA overturns 30-year US convictions 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:56:35 GMT 
    Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.


Corruption 'costs millions of lives' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:58:03 GMT 
    About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.


Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:49:12 GMT 
    The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.


Ashya's parents freed from prison 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:29:45 GMT 
    The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.


Fukushima workers sue over pay 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:58:38 GMT 
    A group of workers decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant sue its operator Tepco over unpaid hazard wages.


Calais mayor threatens to block port 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:16:37 GMT 
    The mayor of the French city of Calais threatens to block the port unless Britain does more to control the rising number of illegal migrants.


Japan PM boosts women in cabinet 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:30:56 GMT 
    PM Shinzo Abe brings five women into the cabinet - matching Japan's highest ever number - as he reshuffles his top line-up.


Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:36:02 GMT 
    Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.


Economics 'driving language loss' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:58:20 GMT 
    A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.


VIDEO: Beslan school siege: Ten years on 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:12:10 GMT 
    Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.


VIDEO: Modi's first 100 days in power 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:18:12 GMT 
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his first 100 days as leader of the country.


VIDEO: Apple: Celebrity accounts hacked 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:58:14 GMT 
    The FBI are investigating allegations that the online accounts of dozens of celebrities have been hacked, allowing explicit photos to be posted on the internet.
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