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3 hrs ago | Accuracy In Media

While World Burns, United Nations worries about Global Warming

While conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine are dominating headlines across the world, the United Nations released a report warning people about global warming. Or, in other words, the U.N. warned the world about global warming's latest new reincarnation called "climate change."

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7 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Giving the Sassenachs a Big Scare

Every so often, the Scots like to rise up and give the Sassenachs a big scare. Next week, they are threatening to break their union with England and Wales which has been in effect since 1707.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, World News, Lothian County, Scotland, Essex County, England, Greater London County, England, Tyne and Wear County, England, US News, Liberal Political News

11 hrs ago | Sunderland Echo

Fire breaks out at care home in Washington

A total of 17 firefighters from Washington, Birtley and Hebburn stations fought the fire at the home, which has 60 rooms. One of the home's residents, an 81-year-old woman, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead for treatment for smoke inhalation.

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15 hrs ago | CBS News

The Scottish battle for independence

Is the United Kingdom on the verge of DIS-uniting? In just four days, the people of Scotland will be making that decision at the polls. Our Cover Story is reported by Mark Phillips: The piper on Princes Street in Edinburgh is an institution.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland, Tyne and Wear County, England

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Foreign Policy

Terrorists Strike Again: ISIS Murders British Aid Worker

Turning its campaign of videotaped terror toward Washington's primary battlefield ally, the Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines and threatening to kill another British hostage. The murder makes Haines the third Western captive to be killed by the militants in the weeks since American warplanes first began bombing targets belonging to the Islamic State, the armed group that controls broad swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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Newsday

David Haines, British aid worker, killed by ISIS in Syria

David Haines, a British aid worker, is shown purportedly before he was beheaded in this image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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Accuracy In Media

British Prime Minister begs Scotland Not to Secede

The United Kingdom is facing one of the toughest battles in recent history yet: the potential independence of Scotland from their country. Reuters reported British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron told Scots not to break apart the kingdom's "family of nations."

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The Star Online

U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough plan to fight the Islamist militants simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the United States directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, Iraq, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Scotland's epic vote

WASHINGTON >> Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck - the heart, lungs and liver - cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep's stomach, then served, sometimes drenched with Scotch.

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The Washington Post

The District's fight for 51 stars

Commemorations in the District of historical milestones are frequent. In 2012, it was the 150th anniversary of Emancipation Day.

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Newsday

Gang sentenced for A 55m drug plot

Nine men from Tyneside, Teesside, Northampton, Nottingham and Slough were given jail terms ranging from two years eight months to 11 years. Operation Patton was launched in 2012 by the North East Regional Special Operations Unit , involving specialist staff from the Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland forces.

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The Northern Echo

Drugs gang jailed after 55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Two holdalls containing A 313,000 were found in the boot of Abdur Khan's vehicle when he was stopped by Leicestershire Police, believed to be the cash dropped off at Michael Watts home address by Neil Hoban earlier that day A 65,000 found in Andrew Yates vehicle when he was stopped by Durham Police.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Government Executive

What Three U.S. Secessionist Groups Think About the Scottish Independence Movement

The campaign for Scottish independence has garnered international interest, especially since recent polls indicated, for the first time, that success is within reach for the movement to break away from the United Kingdom. Some secessionist groups here in the United States are finding inspiration in the developments across the Atlantic and are following what's going on in Scotland particularly closely.

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Reuters

Business-News-Schedule at 0830 GMT / 4.30 Am Et

The battle for the hearts and heads of the Scottish people takes a new turn with two British banks saying they will relocate to London if Scotland votes for independence in a referendum next week. , expect by 1100 GMT/7 AM ET, by Angus MacSwan and Alistair Smout, 700 words) LONDON - Equities are steady while sterling bounces back, as a poll showing that a majority of Scots intend to vote against independence next week took some of the edge off uncertainty over the United Kingdom's future.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

The Wire: Obama takes on ISIS; father admits killing kids; Brits...

In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Alabama

Chronicle Live

Replay: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Wednesday, 10 September 2014 The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle and North East traffic, travel, weather, crime and council news for Wednesday, 10 September 2014. You can contribute to the live blog by posting your comment below, and you can also tweet us @EveningChron to share breaking news stories, pictures and opinions.

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Sunderland Echo

Film will remembers Washington World War One soldiers

To mark the centenary of the conflict, Wessington U3A War Memorials Group was give nthe funds to film Washington Men in the Great War: "Wad thou gan? Aye aa wad." The Heritage Lottery-funded film will identify the 378 men and one woman who fought and fell during the war and are remembered on the memorials in Harraton, Washington and Usworth.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Forbes.com

If Scotland Takes The High Road With A Yes Vote, It's A Sterling Buying Opportunity

Intelligent Investing is a contributor page dedicated to the insights and ideas of Forbes Investor Team. Forbes Investor Team is comprised of thought leaders in the areas of money, investing and markets.

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SciFi Japan

Haikasoru Imprint Releases Phantasm Japan

Stirring New Anthology of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories Inspired By Japan From an Array of Noted Authors Source: VIZ Media , MediaLab press releases Official Site: haikasoru.com Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen VIZ Media's Haikasoru literary imprint brings a fantastic anthology of short stories inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun to readers across the English-speaking world with the release on September 16th of Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, From and About Japan .

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The Washington Post

Congress back in town, time to hit up the D.C. piggybanks

Rep. Paul Ryan is hosting a fundraiser for Barbara Comstock, who is running for the open seat in Northern Virginia's 10th District. Between debating another Iraq war and keeping the government from shutting down, members of Congress have another important reason to be back in town: money.

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