Shelling in Donetsk brought down a tram cable, sitting this car alight and killing three people

Ukraine accuses Russia of fresh incursion

27 Aug Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border this evening, as hopes quickly faded that talks yesterday between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis.

Peter Theo Curtis was released on Sunday

Hostage released by Syrian rebels returns to US

27 Aug Peter Theo Curtis, released from two years of captivity in Syria, has said he is "overwhelmed with emotion" in a brief statement to reporters outside his mother's home in Massachusetts.

Christine Lagarde has been questioned four times in the investigation for negligence in a political fraud

Lagarde under investigation in French fraud case

27 Aug International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates for negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister, her lawyer said today.

On Sunday, Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red

Further volcanic activity reported in Iceland

27 Aug Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office has said.

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