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[As it happened] Breaking news updates Thursday, August 7

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[As it happened] Breaking news updates Thursday, August 7

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Live text and multimedia on major and breaking world news for Thursday, August 7, have now closed.

It was a day that saw Moscow step up its sanctions against the EU amd US; whistleblower Edward Snowden granted a three-year residency permit; and more violence in northern Iraq and Kyiv.

The picture above is of a messages left by a visitor to the former notorious Khmer Rouge Tuol Sleng prison, which is now the Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh. It comes as two former Khmer Rouge members were found guilty of crimes against humanity and given life sentences.