[As it happened] Newsday, Thursday, August 14

[As it happened] Newsday, Thursday, August 14
By Chris Harris
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We have now closed euronews’ live news updates for August 14 .

Here is a summary of the day’s leading stories:

  • * US to withdraw family of embassy staff in Sierra Leone over Ebola outbreak
  • * US to continue airstrikes against Islamic State
  • * Igor Strelkov, separatist military leader in eastern Ukraine, has resigned
  • * Heavy shelling heard in Donetsk as Russian aid convoy approaches border
  • * Two people die in Egypt on anniversary of Rabaa massacre
  • * Cliff Richard denies allegations around a probe into a sexual assault of a boy in 1980s
  • * Obama calls for calm in Missouri after police shooting of unarmed teenager
  • * Fresh five-day Israeli-Palestinian truce begins in Gaza
  • * Luis Suarez four-month football ban stays, but he’s cleared to train
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