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20 August 2014 Last updated at 19:43 ET

US military 'tried to free Foley'

The Pentagon says a US secret mission tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria, reportedly including murdered reporter James Foley.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, 20 August 2014 Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.

Reza Faraji-Dana addresses the Iranian parliament on 20 August 2014Iran MPs dismiss science minister

Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.

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