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Ukraine troops abandon key airport Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis. Details Troops return Pakistan TV to air Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad. Details Official heckled amid HK poll anger Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017. Details Poland commemorates WW2 invasion Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony. Details Xenon and argon banned for athletes Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced. Details Three dead in China school stabbing At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report. Details Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup' A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him. Details Mexico probes mass fish death in lake Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality. Details India unveils new village toilets An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May. Details Kenya targets 'ghost workers' Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll. Details Japan and India hold security talks Rare earths and a nuclear pact on the agenda as Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Japan's leader, on his first major foreign visit since taking office. Details China factory growth misses forecast China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum. Details Man held over New Zealand killings Police in New Zealand detain a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office. Details