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Relatives of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants, mourn in the town of Fnideq, northern Lebanon August 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Islamic State video shows beheading of soldier

Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.


Girl dies after sand hole collapses on her

A nine-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said on Saturday.

Miners and rescue workers hold a miner (front) covered in mud after he was rescued from a gold mine blocked by a landslide in Bonanza on August 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas)

Miners rescued from gold mine after landslide

Rescue workers have freed 22 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, and the government on Saturday vowed to continue search efforts for several workers that remained stuck underground.

Protesters march with their hands up as they call for a thorough investigation of the shooting death of teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on a street in front of the White House in Washington, August 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Hundreds march to protest police shooting

Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

Parts of wreckage are seen at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Rozsypne (Rassypnoye) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on August 1, 2014. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)

Russia demands publication of MH17 recordings

Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

NYPD officers stand near the scene of a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, in this May 2, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Police restrain man, death ruled homicide

The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fuelled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city's medical examiner, New York police said, as the department faces accusations of overly harsh arrest tactics.

Eric Minerault. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office photo)

Man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday.

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