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"Multiple kidnappings for... Much of the funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is coming from extortion and "multiple kidnappings for ransom," a counterterrorism source told CBS News. The kidnappings are primarily from citizens of European countries, including ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:20 am
'Miraculous day' as American Ebola... (CNN)-- Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands. It was like he wanted everyone to know: I'm no longer infectious. The virus is out of my system. Ebola didn't beat me. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:39 am
St. Louis Police Release Video Of... The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio. A convenience store owner called 911 ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:52 am
First relatively calm night in... FERGUSON, MO. As a grand jury began investigating whether a Ferguson police officer should be criminally charged for the death of Michael Brown, the embattled community, hit by violent protests the past 11 days, enjoyed its first night of relative calm ... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:04 am
Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly... Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Brantly, 33, called his recovery "a miraculous day." "I am thrilled to be alive, to be well, and reunited with my family," he said. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:31 am
Israeli air strike kills three... By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the three highest-ranking casualties it has announced since Israel started its offensive six weeks ago. All three, killed in the bombing of a house in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, had led operations against Israel over the past 20 years, the Islamist movement said. The Israeli military and Shin Bet, the internal security service, confirmed it had targeted two of the men. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:19 pm
British Muslims blame jihadi... By Kate Holton and Raheem Salman LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. In Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation into the death of Foley on the video, which featured a masked man speaking English with a British accent. As Western officials tried to identify the man, the Muslim Council of Britain denounced Foley's "abhorrent murder" and one of its advisers urged anyone who knows who the killer is to contact the police. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:21 pm
Exclusive: Militants, weapons... AL-SARSOURIYA Egypt (Reuters) - A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside they buzz with the activity of tunnel smugglers scrambling to survive a security crackdown by the Egyptian army. While tunnels used by Gaza's dominant Hamas militants to infiltrate Israel were a priority target of an Israeli offensive in the Palestinian enclave this summer, many smuggling conduits into Egypt have skirted detection. "During the Gaza war, business has flourished," said a Bedouin guide who gave Reuters access to one of the tunnels and a rare look at how the illicit, lucrative industry has evolved since Egypt began trying to root out the passages in 2012. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:34 am
'Terrorists' help U.S. in battle... By Isabel Coles MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state, says it played a decisive role in blunting the militants' sweep through Iraq, which triggered U.S. "This war will continue until we finish off the Islamic State," said Rojhat, a PKK fighter speaking from a hospital bed in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq. The involvement of the PKK has consequences not only for rival Kurdish factions who failed to stop the Islamic State's advance, but also for Turkey and the international community, which is being lobbied by the PKK to drop the terrorist tag. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:16 pm
Pakistani protest leader says... By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An opposition politician leading protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said talks with the government were suspended on Thursday, as the continuing impasse raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's stability. Former cricketer Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, who controls a network of Islamic schools and hospitals, have been leading protests in the capital, Islamabad, since last Friday. About 2,000 demonstrators gathered on the main road outside parliament for a second day on Thursday, hours after talks on an end to the turmoil finally got going between Khan and the government. Our first point is that Nawaz Sharif should resign," he said. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:35 am
Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom' Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (??80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:18 pm
Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:40 pm
GCSE grades rise, but fall in... Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:59 am
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. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:19 pm
No sex charges for undercover... Undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sex offence charges but could face misconduct proceedings. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:49 am
Hamas buries commanders killed by... Funerals held for three al-Qassam Brigades leaders in Rafah, as Israel calls up fresh troops for extended Gaza campaign. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:09 pm
US bombs Islamic State fighters in... Air raids come days after murder of US journalist, which group says was revenge for US attacks on its fighters in Iraq. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:52 pm
Appeal filed over jailed Al... Lawyers for the three journalists imprisoned in Egypt say there were several breaches of process in their trial. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:48 am
Indonesia upholds presidential... Top court rejects Prabowo Subianto's claims of electoral fraud, upholding victory of Joko Widodo in July's election. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:45 am
Rights group says surge in Saudi... Human Rights Watch says 19 people have been executed in the kingdom since August 4, including one for sorcery. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:18 pm
Family Dollar Rejects Dollar... Family Dollar rejected a $9 billion takeover offer from rival Dollar General, pointing to antitrust concerns and reaffirmed its support for its deal with Dollar Tree.
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Investors Pour Into Vanguard Investors are pouring money into Vanguard Group, the epitome of the hands-off approach to investing, flocking to funds that track market indexes and aren't run by stock pickers.
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Euro-Zone Data Nod to Slowdown Business activity in the euro zone expanded sluggishly in August, held back by weakening factory output in its two biggest economies.
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China Faces Growth Concerns China's economy faces an uphill battle for the rest of 2014, adding pressure on Beijing to step up government spending or free up money to spur growth.
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U.S. Stocks Rise, S&P 500 Hits... U.S. stocks rose, carrying the S&P 500 index to an intraday record high, after several upbeat economic reports.
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British Muslims blame jihadi... GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.
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Ukraine border guards begin checks... ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a U.S.-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue.
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Pakistani protest leader says... MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists.
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As Ukraine forces gain in east,... JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's highest court on Thursday unanimously upheld last month's presidential election result, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as leader of the world's third largest democracy.
Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:55 am
Scottish nationalists seek to... NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. judge who barred Argentina from servicing its debt until it settled with investors demanding full payment on their bonds scheduled a new hearing on Thursday, after the country unveiled plans to sidestep his ruling that led it to default for the second time in a dozen years.
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WATCH: IDF releases video of... Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:05 am
Yadlin: Targeted assassinations... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:46 pm
Frontlines Podcast: How big a blow... After top Hamas leader admits group behind kidnapping, murder of 3 Israeli teens, Shurat Hadin calls on A-G Eric Holder to bring him to justice. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:07 am
Hamas executes 3 Palestinians... After overnight air strikes, cabinet approves measure to call up reserve soldiers to replace currently serving reservists as rocket fire continues to batter southern Israel. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:03 pm
Abbas, Mashaal, emir of Qatar hold... Defense minister and prime minister praise killing of senior Hamas commanders as "great operational and intelligence achievement." Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:17 am
How can anyone reject this face? THIS gorgeous baby Western lowland gorilla is being hand-reared by vets at Oklahoma City Zoo after her mother abandoned her. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:51 am
Circus camel bites baby???s head A NEWBORN has multiple fractures after a camel clamped its mouth over his head at a circus. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:22 am
Orange pelting kills farmhand A FARMHAND died after being pelted with oranges in a case police described as “complicated”. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:06 am
???It is a miracle that I am... THE two American Ebola victims have been discharged from hospital with Kent Brantly saying it is a miracle that he survived the virus. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 7:48 am
Boy???s dinosaur joke goes too far POLICE arrested a high school student after he wrote a story about shooting dead his neighbour’s pet — wait for it — a dinosaur. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:48 am
Hotels and resorts on Italy's... It is hoping compensating tourists will be the innovate way to salvage the tourism industry this summer Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:22 pm
Sea plankton 'found living outside... Russian cosmonauts claim to have discovered tiny marine creatures thriving in zero-gravity on the outside of the International Space Station Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:09 pm
Barack Obama blasted for golf... US president returned to the fairways on his exclusive holiday island directly after sombre speech praising James Foley and vowing fight against Islamic State 'cancer' Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:08 pm
Barack Obama criticised for golf... US president returned to the fairways on his exclusive holiday island directly after sombre speech praising James Foley and vowing fight against Islamic State 'cancer' Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:08 pm
Isil's Yazidi 'mass conversion'... Video intended to show Isil's 'softer side' by organisation omits to mention that the Yazidis would have converted under threat of suffering a similar fate to James Foley Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:43 pm
China tries cult members for... Five accused of murdering a woman that they were trying to recruit into the Church of Almighty God.
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U.S. Ebola patients released, pose... A Georgia hospital discusses the decision to release the patients.
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First relatively calm night in... Police say a different crowd came out Wednesday, with "less agitators."
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Ex-Va. gov says he wasn't immune... Bob McDonnell thought his marriage might be over he said as he testified in his defense in corruption trial.
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Narcotic pain pills to face... The new rule adds Vicodin to the list of most highly regulated prescription painkillers.
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Poll Finds Racial Divide in... A New York Times/CBS News poll found that white Americans are more supportive of Gov. Jay Nixon???s approach to the violence in Missouri than blacks. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:38 pm
Brains of Autistic Children Have... Those with autism pruned spines, which are connected by synapses, less readily over time than other children. The finding could help explain oversensitivity and seizures. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:29 pm
Before Killing James Foley, ISIS... The militants had pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, an American journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes in Iraq. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:25 pm
Afghanistan Defends Expulsion of... The government lashed out at criticism, from the United Nations and the American envoy, of the expulsion of the journalist Matthew Rosenberg, saying a report by him was an act of espionage. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:17 pm
Bits Blog: Next for Virtual... The buzz around virtual reality is about how the technology can be used for games. But a new company called Jaunt, which just raised nearly $28 million, wants to use it to make films. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:05 pm
IS Demanded ??80m For Journalist's... An international manhunt is launched for an IS militant with an English accent who beheaded a US reporter in a gruesome video. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:42 pm
James Foley's 'British' Killer:... The journalist's killer apparently goes by the name of John and is said to be part of a group of Britons known as "The Beatles". Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:29 am
Video Shows Yazidis 'Converting To... A propaganda video shows lines of men and boys being directed by militants under the black Islamic State flag. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:53 am
Wrong-Way Motorway Smash Captured... A police officer yells "He's gonna hit us", moments before a driver going the wrong way down a motorway smashes into his car. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:49 am
Ebola Doctor 'Thrilled' As He... Dr Kent Brantly hails his "miraculous" recovery, as it emerges his fellow patient Nancy Writebol was discharged on Tuesday. Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:58 pm
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
ACLU Demands Removal Of Officer... Because that's something that has to be 'demanded.' Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:14 am
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As most of us know by now you can be deleted for any reason in a nation.
Some find this exasperating and unfair but I think it is not a bad idea because we can then see what nations and administrators are doing a good job and which nations and their administrators are lit?… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:58 am
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Joe The Plumber: Hold A Job Fair... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 6:11 am
Fist bump: Furious reactions to... President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that 'when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.'
Almost immediately after?… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:14 am
Iraq: Foreign fighters flock to... The man who purportedly beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video clip uploaded to social media on Wednesday was almost certainly British.… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 12:25 pm
Russian military vehicles 'seized... Heavy shelling and fierce street battles are helping Ukrainian forces gain the upper hand over pro-Russian separatists in and around the eastern… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:08 am
Amazon to expand in China with... Amazon.com has signalled its intent to expand in China by setting up in the Shanghai free trade zone. With the move it can take advantage of more… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 10:02 am
Smaller Swiss banks under pressure... More private Swiss banks are suffering slumping profits, with a crackdown by the US authorities on tax cheats having a big effect. A study by… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:26 am
Russia closes McDonald's... Russia has beefed up its scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants. The country's food safety watchdog made unscheduled checks in several regions, one day… Posted on 21 August 2014 | 9:16 am
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27 Deadliest Mass Shootings in...
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More U.S. airstrikes on ISIS...
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James Foley beheading video: Would...
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James Foley remembered as 'brave...
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Record drop in food sales as wage... Food sales have fallen for the first time on record as shoppers tighten their
purse strings, having yet to feel... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 8:01 pm
Russia raids McDonalds branches... Russia ordered raids on McDonald???s branches across almost a quarter of the
country today as the Kremlin stepped up its... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:52 pm
Pressure mounts on Obama to ransom... President Obama is coming under mounting pressure from the families of
kidnapped journalists to end the US???s policy of not... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:25 pm
Russian aid convoy at last starts... After a week of delays the first of 262 trucks from a controversial Russian
aid convoy have begun to clear... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:23 am
Relief for England with one-day... England have opened their ICC Women???s Championship campaign with a 42-run win
(D/L) over India in the first of three... Posted on 21 August 2014 | 11:03 am
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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