3 September 2014 Last updated at 02:53

Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.


President Obama waves as he departs the White House in Washington to travel to Estonia - 2 September 2014Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

US President Barack Obama flies to Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Pile of dollars (file picture)Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

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