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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with South African President Jacob Zuma in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows displaced Syrian children lining up to receive vaccination against polio at one of the Syrian refugee camps in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already gotten the drops boosted their immunity. World Health Organization officials say the combination strategy could help finally eradicate polio. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari, File)
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President Barack Obama gestures in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, poses in an exam room in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Extra health checks are part of protocols campuses throughout the United States have in place as they prepare for as many as 10,000 students from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where more than 1,000 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, ground crew stand near a Malaysia Airlines aircraft on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines announced that they will shed 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits for the arrival of the participants at the 'West Balkan Conference' at the chancellery in Berlin, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Merkel invited to the conference to support the economic and political situation in the South-East European region. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
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In this Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo, a man aims his gas-powered gun at his opponents while playing paintball in Kabul, Afghanistan. The arrival of recreational paintball to Afghanistan may seem peculiar to outsiders, especially in a country that's known decades of war, faces constant bombings and attacks by Taliban insurgents and is preparing its own security forces for the withdrawal of most foreign troops by the end of the year. However, it shows both the rise of a nascent upper and middle class looking for a diversion with the time to spare, as well as the way American culture has seeped into the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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This undated handout photo provided by the Agriculture Department shows a seized Giant African Snail. The Giant African Snail eats buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Department of Agriculture is trying to stop them. Since June, USDA has seized more than 1,200 of the large snails, also known as Giant African Land Snails, all of them traced back to one person in Georgia who was illegally selling them.(AP Photo/Agriculture Department)
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This undated image provided by Google shows a Project Wing drone vehicle during delivery. Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com Inc., which also is experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise bought by customers of its online store. (AP Photo/Google)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. PUTIN URGES SEPARATISTS TO FREE UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS

The president’s statement comes several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops.

2. UN: NUMBER OF REFUGEES FROM SYRIA TOPS 3 MILLION

The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians is now fleeing across the border from “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”

3. OBAMA CAUTIONS AGAINST USING FORCE TO SOLVE CRISES

While the president’s stance is in line with his aversion to military entanglements, some in the administration seem ready to take more robust actions.

4. WHICH RUSSIAN INSTITUTION ELUDES WESTERN SANCTIONS

Punishments against Moscow over Ukraine have so far avoided the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies.

5. WHO MAY FACE EXTRA HEALTH CHECKS IN U.S.

Students from West Africa might need to undergo additional screening when they arrive to study in America as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

6. MALAYSIA AIRLINES TO CUT 6,000 STAFF

The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000.

7. ANGELA MERKEL’S POPULARITY REMAINS SKY-HIGH

It shows the German public is prepared to endure some hardships as long as the chancellor is seen as dealing strongly with the crisis.

8. RECREATIONAL PAINTBALL ARRIVES IN AFGHANISTAN

It signals the rise of an upper and middle class looking for a diversion with the time to spare, as well as the way American culture has seeped into the country.

9. WHY USDA SEIZES MORE THAN 1,200 GIANT AFRICAN SNAILS

The slimy invaders, which are illegal in America, damage buildings, destroy crops and can cause meningitis in humans.

10. GOOGLE STEPPING UP DRONE ARMS RACE

Rival Amazon.com is also experimenting with self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise bought by customers of its online store.

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