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Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to remove ambassador

August 28, 2016 - 6:10pm
The Iraqi government asks for the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad to be replaced over comments he made about Iran's involvement in Iraq.
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Heavy casualties as Libyan forces advance on IS in Sirte

August 28, 2016 - 4:39pm
At least 34 fighters loyal to Libya's unity government are killed as militia push into the last areas of the coastal city of Sirte held by so-called Islamic State.
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Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor

August 28, 2016 - 3:43pm
Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.
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Paris restaurant 'refuses to serve Muslim women'

August 28, 2016 - 3:06pm
A video showing a French restaurateur apparently calling all Muslims terrorists and refusing to serve two Muslim women sparks anger and calls for protests.
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Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

August 28, 2016 - 12:43pm
Turkey says it has killed 25 militants near Jarablus in Syria, while a monitoring group reports 35 civilian deaths in same area.
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Iran arrests nuclear deal negotiator on spying charge

August 28, 2016 - 11:22am
Iranian authorities say they arrested a man on suspicion of spying during the landmark nuclear deal negotiations with the West.
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Germany's Sigmar Gabriel defends middle finger gesture

August 28, 2016 - 10:09am
Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the middle finger to a group of right-wing protesters earlier this month.
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Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital

August 28, 2016 - 9:44am
Islam Karimov - president of Uzbekistan since 1991 - has been taken to hospital, the government says, amid rumours that he is seriously ill.
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Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

August 28, 2016 - 7:44am
Sunday's proceeds from state museums across Italy are to be donated to relief work in the earthquake zone as the country rallies around those affected.
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Passengers post pictures of plane's engine 'blown apart'

August 28, 2016 - 7:37am
A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando in Florida had to make an emergency landing after a major problem with one of its two engines.
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Philippines: IS-linked Maute group inmates freed in 'raid'

August 28, 2016 - 6:41am
Muslim militants linked to so-called Islamic State are freed from jail in the Philippines in what officials say was a deal made to look like a "raid".
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Cars stranded in flooded underpass in Turkey capital

August 28, 2016 - 6:13am
Dozens of motorists are stranded when heavy rain flooded an underpass in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
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Vaccine sprint

August 28, 2016 - 5:47am
Africa's worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years prompts a race to protect millions of people from the disease, complicated by a shortage of vaccines.
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American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

August 28, 2016 - 3:13am
American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.
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Europe migrant crisis: Germany expects 'up to 300,000' this year

August 28, 2016 - 1:13am
Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country this year, the head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees says.
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Solo pilot, 18, completes around-the-world flight

August 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Australian teenager Lachlan Smart has become the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft.
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Police in Spain dismantle 'illegal Chinese immigration ring'

August 27, 2016 - 8:32pm
Police in Spain say they have dismantled a nationwide network that illegally regularised the working status of Chinese immigrants.
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Colombia peace deal: Farc to announce ceasefire on Sunday

August 27, 2016 - 8:11pm
The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, is set to announce a ceasefire at midnight on Sunday after a peace deal with the government.
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Venezuela opposition leader Daniel Ceballos sent to prison again

August 27, 2016 - 8:03pm
A prominent opposition leader in Venezuela, Daniel Ceballos, is sent back to prison for allegedly planning political acts of violence.
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Norwegian icebreaker

August 27, 2016 - 7:56pm
The BBC's Will Grant meets the Norwegian man who played a central role in years of negotiations between Farc rebels and the Colombian government
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