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Ukraine crisis: First trucks from aid convoy back to Russia, says OSCE

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 13:10

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Saturday claimed that the first lorries from Russia`s aid convoy are being withdrawn from eastern Ukraine.

Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from US East Coast

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:32

A low-pressure system moved over Puerto Rico on Friday and is expected to veer northeast away from the US East Coast but still has an 70 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm in the next two days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:11

United Nations: The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there "has dropped off the international radar".

US protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:05

The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it.

US considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 08:03

Edgartown: The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday.

US, EU warn Russia of further sanctions, ask to withdraw convoy from Ukraine

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 06:25

The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine`s rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion."

Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 06:06

Baquba: Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, as Washington declared the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

Retired cops side with Ferguson protesters

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 06:06

Ferguson: Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis cut an arresting figure in his crisp uniform, dark blue cap -- and a sign demanding "the truth" about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black youth.

Foley murder `terrorist attack` against US: White House

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 06:05

Washington: The murder of American journalist James Foley by jihadist militants in Syria was a "terrorist attack" against the United States, the White House said Friday.

US targets key financiers of Al Qaeda, Al Nusra Front

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 06:03

Washington: The US Friday imposed sanctions on two alleged key financiers of al-Nusra Front and Al Qaeda, authorities said.

John Lennon`s killer denied parole for eighth time

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 05:55

The man who shot dead Beatles star John Lennon was denied parole for an eighth time after being deemed likely to violate the law again, prison authorities said Friday.

Three Japanese students die in California crash

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 05:40

Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials have said.