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U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions

KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia - The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbour and threatening more sanctions. | Video

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National Guard starts to pull out of embattled Missouri town

FERGUSON Mo. - National Guard troops began leaving Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday in a sign authorities are increasingly confident they have quelled the worst of the violence that erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. | Video

22 Aug 2014

Arab states, Israel set to clash at U.N. nuclear meeting

VIENNA - As war rages in Gaza, Arab states will likely try to heighten diplomatic pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal at next month's annual meeting of the U.N. nuclear agency's 160 member states, diplomats said on Friday.

Israel, Middle East 22 Aug 2014

European powers float idea of Gaza monitoring mechanism

UNITED NATIONS - Britain, France and Germany have floated the idea of creating a monitoring and verification mechanism for any future ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to prevent future conflicts, a senior British diplomat said on Friday.

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Colombia army, rebels meet face-to-face at peace talks

HAVANA - Colombian military officers and leftist guerrillas met face-to-face on Friday for the first time in their 50-year war, starting talks on a ceasefire that would take hold should the government and the rebels reach a comprehensive peace agreement.

22 Aug 2014

U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers

GENEVA - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable human catastrophe". | Video

Syria, Middle East 22 Aug 2014

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks pause, dollar rises on Fed comments, Ukraine

* Dollar rise lifts greenback index to 2014 high * Russia convoy enters Ukraine * Yellen urges caution on rates moves (Adds closing New York prices) By Michael Connor NEW YORK, Aug 22 - Wall Street and other stock markets paused on Friday, halting the week's strong gains, as worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading, while the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously. Ukraine on Frida