27 August 2014 Last updated at 16:31

Afghan election audit suspendedIn this photograph taken on July 8, 2014, Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks at a rally in Kabul.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, citing concerns over fraud.


Stone-carved guardian dogs sit at the entrance of a memorial compound honoring World War II-era war criminals in Koyasan Okuno-in temple in Koya town, Wakayama prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014.Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

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Police in northern India are hunting for the relatives of a seven-year-old girl who was buried alive but rescued from her grave by a villager.

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