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Boeckmans set to wake up from coma 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:24:00 GMT 
    Kris Boeckmans is expected to wake up from an induced coma within 48 hours following an accident at the Vuelta a Espana.

Ferries resume after Calais blockade 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:48:08 GMT 
    Ferry services resume at the Port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of a dissolved ferry company.

Colombia 'to reunite split families' 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:56:56 GMT 
    The Colombian foreign minister says Venezuelan relatives of Colombians deported from Venezuela amidst a border row will be offered Colombian citizenship.

Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:47:17 GMT 
    Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.

Strike on Yemen factory kills 31 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:27:56 GMT 
    An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government forces in Yemen kills 31 people in the northern province of Hajjah.

'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:33:26 GMT 
    Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.

New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:47:00 GMT 
    Commemorations take place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.

US hiker found after nine-day hunt 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:40:29 GMT 
    A 62-year-old American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada is found alive.

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:34:53 GMT 
    Migrants ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos

Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:26:54 GMT 
    News photos from 22-28 August

The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:07:54 GMT 
    The families left on either side of a superpower border

Somalia warns of return to piracy 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:34:09 GMT 
    Why piracy could return in Somalia

Kabul families struggle to smile amid rising violence 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:12:18 GMT 
    Kabul family life on hold amid violence

Fighting to save historic Sydney 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:48:29 GMT 
    Fighting to save Sydney's historic waterside district

Who killed Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi? 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:35:31 GMT 
    Could caste be behind murder of radical Indian thinker?
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