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Rain thwarts search for landslide victims

Rain thwarts search for landslide victims

Heavy rain is delaying a search for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians round on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster.

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

The governor of Missouri has ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.

Israel kills three Hamas commanders

Israel kills three Hamas commanders

Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.

Ukraine's Poroshenko will urge rebel withdrawal

Ukraine's Poroshenko will urge rebel withdrawal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the two men meet next week, his website said.

Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate

Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate

With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom.

US military 'tried to free journalist'

US military 'tried to free journalist'

The US military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a US official says, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.

Dozens die in Ukraine street battles

Dozens die in Ukraine street battles

Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.

Attorney General arrives in Ferguson

Attorney General arrives in Ferguson

US Attorney General Eric Holder has visited Ferguson, Missouri, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested in the 11th straight night of demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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