KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. Full Article
BANGALORE/SYDNEY - Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.
Ambulances in Anbar province in Iraq scramble to the scene of a suicide bomb blast after an attacker crashes an explosives-laden Humvee into a construction site, killing 37 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).