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Militants 'kill reporter on video'

The Islamic State militant group releases a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, seized in Syria in 2012.


Palestinian rescuers clear the rubble of a destroyed house in Gaza City. Photo: 19 August 2014Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza.

Houses heavily damaged after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, on 20 August 2014 Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.

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