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Two United Airlines pilots held on alcohol charge in Scotland

LONDON, Aug 28 Two United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol in Scotland on Saturday as they were about to fly to the United States, police and the airline said.

5:13pm BST

L'Aquila is grim reminder of struggle facing Italy's quake-hit towns

L'AQUILA, Italy, Aug 28 Seven years after being devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, L'Aquila's abandoned city centre is a stark reminder of the struggle facing Italian towns hit by a quake last week.

10:39am BST

Turkish air strikes kill 15 more civilians in Syria -Observatory

BEIRUT, Aug 28 A group monitoring the Syrian war said Turkish air strikes had killed at least 15 civilians in northern Syria, bringing to 35 the number of people it says have been killed in Turkish air strikes in the area on Sunday.

10:24am BST

As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China

VIENTIANE, Aug 28 The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. And yet its sleepy capital will spring to life next week when global leaders arrive for an Asian summit.

2:40am BST

UPDATE 8-Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit Kurdish militia

* Any strike on Kurdish militia puts Turkey at odds with U.S.

27 Aug 2016
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