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21 August 2014 Last updated at 05:02 ET

US military tried to free Foley

A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.


Rubble from the site of an Israeli air strike on Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, 21 AugustIsrael kills top Hamas commanders

An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".

Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in Monrovia August 20, 2014.Shots fired at Liberia Ebola protest

Police in Liberia fire live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Lyse Doucet Article written by Lyse Doucet Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent

Israelis along the Gaza Border keep calm and carry on

The BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet reports on the lives of Israelis who live close to the border with Gaza.

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