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US senators urge arms for Ukraine Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". Details Manhunt after New Zealand shooting Police in New Zealand are hunting for a man who shot two people dead and injured a third at an unemployment office. 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 Cuba introduces new customs limits Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive. 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 Eurosceptics win German state seats Eurosceptic party 'Alternative for Germany' wins its first state parliament seats in the eastern state of Saxony, according to exit polls. Details Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli' Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say. 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 Israel to take over West Bank land Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US. Details Barclays sells Spanish businesses Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank. Details End in sight for WW1 War Horse ride The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery. Details VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation Details