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Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom' Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says. Details Malaysian MH17 bodies to arrive home The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine are to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning. Details NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net. Details US Ebola patients out of hospital One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital. Details Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal' Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court. Details National Guard to leave Ferguson The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease. Details Venezuela "to fingerprint shoppers" Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling. Details Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk. Details Navi Pillay rebukes Security Council UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay strongly criticises the UN Security Council for its failure to prevent conflicts around the world. Details Bergdahl prisoner swap 'illegal' The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds. Details S Africa MPs halt president's speech An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money." Details Indonesia court upholds Widodo win Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto. Details Russian returns imported French pate Russian tourists have failed to bring home a supply of French pate from abroad, unaware they were flouting Moscow's food sanctions. Details