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  • 27 August 2014

    RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has urged his Ukrainian counterpart not to escalate an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels and threatened economic retaliation for signing a trade accord with the EU.

  • 27 August 2014

    AT least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic.

  • 27 August 2014

    HEAVY flooding across Bangladesh has forced thousands of people from their homes and caused severe damage to crops, with officials warning the situation could worsen as floodwaters continue to pour into the capital, Dhaka.

  • 27 August 2014

    FRENCH President Francois Hollande has fine-tuned his third government team in two years as he sought to reconcile pro-growth measures with deficit-reduction after ousting rebel ministers opposed to budgetary rigour.

  • 27 August 2014

    ISRAEL has accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.

  • 27 August 2014

    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, undermining a process meant to defuse a standoff between the contenders.

  • 26 August 2014

    THE Ukrainian military has said it engaged a column of Russian armour in the guise of separatist rebels which had crossed into south-east Ukraine, aiming to open a new front in the separatist war.

  • 26 August 2014

    MOURNERS sang, clapped and danced at the funeral of Michael Brown, remembering the black teenager with words of goodwill and joy rather than the violence and outrage that followed his killing by a white police officer.