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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.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, 20 August 2014 Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.

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