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[As it happened] Newsday: Friday, August 8

[As it happened] Newsday: Friday, August 8
By Everton Gayle
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Live text and multimedia on major and breaking world news for Friday, August 8, have now closed.

Thanks for joining us and see you again on Monday.

Here are today’s leading stories:

- Barack Obama authorises ‘targeted’ US airstrikes in Iraq

- Israel-Gaza ceasefire breaks down and hostilities resume

- Ebola crisis will get worse before it gets better

- Paying the price of Russia’s food import ban

- MH17 probe says rebels shot down ‘wrong’ plane

- Ukraine: Nato calls on Russia to pull back from brink of war

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