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US military 'tried to free Foley'

The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.


A warning sign on the main road to Bardarbunga volcano - 19 August 2014Iceland evacuates area near volcano

Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption.

Exam hall'Volatile' GCSE results expected

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with warnings of "shocks in store" for some schools.

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