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EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT 
    Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.


'Cartel links' mayors to be charged 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:07 GMT 
    Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.


IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT 
    Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.


Halliburton agrees oil spill deal 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:42:30 GMT 
    US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


New child abuse victims come forward 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:26:41 GMT 
    Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.


UK seeks extra power for winter 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:25 GMT 
    National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.


Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:26:50 GMT 
    A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.


Glasgow woman 'promoting terrorism' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:48 GMT 
    It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.


British Wildlife Photography Awards 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:23:58 GMT 
    Winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards


In pictures: India's coal miners 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:34:57 GMT 
    Coal miners a work in eastern India


New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT 
    Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales


Day in pictures: 1 September 2014 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:04 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 1 September


Day in pictures: 29 August 2014 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:20:50 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 29 August


Richard Attenborough career in pictures 
  Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT 
    British actor and director's illustrious career


In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers 
  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:37:59 GMT 
    Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
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