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Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:05:12 GMT 
    Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.


Malaysian MH17 bodies to arrive home 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:48:28 GMT 
    The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine are to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning.


NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:01:40 GMT 
    The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.


US Ebola patients out of hospital 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:19:00 GMT 
    One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.


Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal' 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:32:35 GMT 
    Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.


National Guard to leave Ferguson 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:15:05 GMT 
    The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease.


US bank in record $16.7bn settlement 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:12 GMT 
    Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.


Venezuela "to fingerprint shoppers" 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:42:03 GMT 
    Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.


S Africa MPs halt president's speech 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:07 GMT 
    An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."


Indonesia court upholds Widodo win 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:41:53 GMT 
    Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.


Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:53:40 GMT 
    The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.


Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:28:26 GMT 
    Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.


VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:27 GMT 
    Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.


VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut? 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:04:39 GMT 
    Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.


VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:54:29 GMT 
    The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event
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