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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Australian spider grows bigger in city: study

    Australian spiders may live happily in the bush, but a new study has found that at least one of the species also thrives on city life and grows bigger in urban areas.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Galileo satellites not on right orbit: Arianespace

    Two European Galileo satellites launched by a Russian-built rocket on Friday (aug 22) from French Guiana have not reached their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said on Saturday.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    China independent film festival shut by authorities

    A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday (Aug 23), the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    First aid lorries returning from Ukraine to Russia: OSCE

    The first lorries from Moscow's controversial aid convoy to rebel-held parts of Ukraine began returning to Russia on Saturday (Aug 23), OSCE monitors said.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Israel attack kills family of 5 in Gaza

    An Israeli air strike hit a house in central Gaza before dawn on Saturday (Aug 23) killing five family members, including two women and two children, Palestinian medics said.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

    The Philippines said Saturday (Aug 23) it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Two Pakistani civilians die in Indian border fire

    Pakistani officials on Saturday (Aug 23) accused Indian troops of killing two civilians in "unprovoked firing" across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Artillery fire kills two civilians in Donetsk

    Two civilians were killed Saturday (Aug 23) apparently by artillery fire in Donetsk, the main separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine, an AFP reporter witnessed.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

    A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday (Aug 22) after he used Facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

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    23 Aug 2014 Sat

    Japan landslide death toll rises to 46

    The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 42 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses in a search for survivors.