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Foley 'barbaric murder' shocks West The US, UK and France voice abhorrence at the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (IS) militant. Details Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief' Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child. Details Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say. Details Liberia troops enforce quarantine Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola. Details Attorney General to visit Ferguson The US Attorney General is due to arrive in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager. Details India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95. Details Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as the death toll among civilians mounts. Details India 'man-eating' tiger killed Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. Details Iran MPs dismiss science minister Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani. Details Gandhi murder film sparks protest Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday. Details Pakistan protesters guard parliament Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri has called on protesters to continue guarding access to all state buildings amid a massive sit-in at Islamabad. Details Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father. Details VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh. Details