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IS militants 'biggest threat' to US Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn. Details Russia aid convoy moves into Ukraine Lorries from a Russian aid convoy stream into Ukraine without permission after Russia accuses Ukraine of "intolerable" obstructions. Details Malaysia observes silence for MH17 Malaysians observe a moment of silence following the arrival of the bodies of 20 victims of Flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine in July. Details Syria death toll 'more than 191,000' More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says. Details Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a deadly landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing. Details Tour buses collide near Egypt resort Two tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say. Details India's Kerala to ban alcohol sales Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala outline plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem. Details Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal' Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court. Details US Ebola patients out of hospital One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital. Details India blocks Gandhi murder film India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers. Details NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net. Details Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers' Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling. Details VIDEO: Obama refuses ice bucket challenge Barack Obama has said he will not be taking part in the ice bucket challenge, a fundraising stunt which involves people drenching themselves with cold water. Details