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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

European Union gives Russia 1-week to scale back intervention in Ukraine or face new sanctions - @AP

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Iraq crisis

'Meet the Press' exclusive: Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein calls ISIS a 'very real threat,' says Obama has been 'too cautious' - @NBCNews

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Bahrain protests

Bahrain detains prominent Shi'ite rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja on arrival at airport, mother says - @Reuters

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Pakistan opposition protests, August 2014

Photo: Opposition protesters outside Pakistan PM's house shortly before clashing with police - @FRANCE24

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obituaries

John Edwin Mroz, government consultant who conducted secret talks with Yasser Arafat on behalf of the Ronald Reagan administration, dies at 66 - @nytimes

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United Kingdom

British Parliament member George Galloway released from hospital after being attacked on streets of London - @nytimesworld

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Pakistan opposition protests, August 2014

Road near home of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cleared after police use tear gas on protesters - @Reuters, @MansoorGeoNews

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European Union

Polish PM Donald Tusk named European Council president and Italy FM Federica Mogherini new EU foreign policy chief - @BBCBreaking

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says EU summit agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia, conditional of progress on peace plan - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Draft statement: European Union leaders will ask officials on Saturday to prepare possible new sanctions against Russia - @Reuters

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Malaysia

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak calls for strengthening of solidarity among Malaysians, including unity in the face of challenges and tests - @ChannelNewsAsia

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says Russia is at war with Ukraine and so effectively at war with Europe - @itvnews

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

More: Lesotho military spokesman says army's operation was aimed at disarming police preparing to provide arms to certain political parties - @AFPAfrica

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

Lesotho's military denies seizing power despite PM's claims of a coup, spokesman tells South African television - @AFPAfrica

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane says he plans to return to the country from South Africa and step aside if he loses the next election - @AJEnglish

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

South African foreign ministry: Unconstitutional change of government in Lesotho will not be tolerated - @ReutersWorld

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

'Most important thing is peace' and end to 'military aggression and terror,' Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says - @BBCBreaking

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Apparent coup attempt in Lesotho, August 2014

Lesotho prime minister appoints new army commander; situation 'back to normal,' spokesman says, after reported coup attempt - @BBCBreaking

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine situation is 'very serious' and may soon reach 'point of no return,' European Commission president says - @BBCBreaking

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United Kingdom

Controversial British politician George Galloway MP spends night in hospital after street attack; suffers apparent broken ribs and jaw - @itvnews

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