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[As it happened] Newsday: Thursday, August 21

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By Euronews
[As it happened] Newsday: Thursday, August 21

<p>Our live news updates have now closed for Thursday, August 21.</p> <p>You can continue to comment on today’s news stories – send your thoughts to <a href="mailto:witness@euronews.com">witness@euronews.com</a> oron Twitter using <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23euronewsday&src=typd ">#euronewsday</a>.</p> <p><strong>In summary</strong></p> <ul style="list-style: none"> <li>* The US carries out fresh airstrikes against Islamic State</li> <li>* South Africa closes its borders to travellers from Ebola-affected countries</li> <li>* US doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug leaves hospital</li> <li>* Ukraine may dissolve parliament as early as August 24</li> <li>* Russian aid convoy truck begin checks at Ukraine border</li> <li>* Three military chiefs of Hamas killed in Israeli air strike</li> <li>* Four Palestinians killed in air strike on funeral</li> <li>* Richard Dawkins sparks Twitter controversy over Down’s syndrome remarks</li> <li>* US secret service tried to rescue US journalist James Foley</li> <li>* Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister</li> </ul> <p></br></p> <p><iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=781742&ThemeId=19970" width="600" height="1000" frameborder="0"></iframe></p>