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2 hrs ago | Navy Times

White House: 350 more troops assigned to U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

President Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel

4 hrs ago | KMIZ

The Lord's Prayer becomes the 'Chavez Prayer'

A member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and follower of Hugo Chavez is raising eyebrows for changing the words of the Lord's Prayer as a way to honor the late president.

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8 hrs ago | News Shopper

Nighy tells of pride in gay role

Freddie Fox, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy and Andrew Scott walk the streets of Camden to promote the new film Pride in London Gay Pride stormed Camden High Street tonight as the stars of new comedy Pride marched to the cinema with a Welsh brass band for the film's premiere.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Andrew Scott, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Liz White

11 hrs ago | KNDU

Venice Watch: Editor honored; surreal Swede shines

2, 2014. . Director Roy Andersson poses for photographers during a photo call for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept.

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15 hrs ago | FOX Carolina

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

Gregorio Pio Catapang gestures as he talks about "the greatest escape" of Philippine troops deployed as UN Peacekeepers in the Golan Heights.

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Related Topix: Syria, Middle East, Israel, Terrorism, Fiji,

19 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Islamic State accused of 'ethnic cleansing' in Iraq

An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

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22 hrs ago | Yahoo!

U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia

U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Echo

Alex Salmond has praised Scotland's booming food and drinks industry

Both sides in the independence referendum campaign will be hoping to brew up support as the debate focuses on job creation.

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Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Scotland, New Zealand Travel, Europe, United Kingdom, Conservatives (UK)

Channel3000

Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Spain,

ReporterHerald.com

Venice Watch: McDormand hails female stories

The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city.

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Related Topix: Italy, Wedding, The Kids Are All Right, Drama Movies, Music!, Laurel Canyon, Movies, Entertainment, Israel, Middle East

Streatham Guardian

PM: Russian presence 'unacceptable'

David Cameron has denounced the presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil as "unjustified and unacceptable", as he accused Moscow of trying to force its smaller neighbour to "abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun".

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

U.N. peacekeepers still held by Syria rebels

Officials are still trying to secure the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji who were taken captive by al Qaeda-linked rebels from Syria.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Echo

Brown reveals Amy-Mandela jail joke

Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison - former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.

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Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, Amy Winehouse, South Africa, Africa

Wandsworth Guardian

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the country faces 'very real threats'

Negotiations between the two coalition parties over controversial plans to extend anti-terrorism powers continue today, in an effort to reach agreement before David Cameron addresses MPs.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Conservatives (UK), Europe, United Kingdom

Hampshire Chronicle

Blaze of glory ends festival season

Edinburgh lights up during the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, the traditional closing act in the city's busy festival calendar The Scottish capital's festival season has been brought to a close with a display of hundreds of thousands of fireworks lighting up Edinburgh Castle.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

The Fresno Bee

Islamist militia now guards US embassy in Libya

In this photo taken during a tour offered to onlookers and journalists by the Dawn of Libya militia on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, after weeks of violence between rival militias over control of the capital.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Wiltshire Times

Diver, 41, dies after quarry rescue

The 41-year-old man was pulled out by two divers after getting into difficulties today at Dorothea Quarry near Caernarfon, North Wales.

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Related Topix: Gwynedd County, Wales, United Kingdom

Bridportnews.co.uk

Flag row 'deteriorated relations'

Martin McGuinness said the dispute over the flying of a Union flag over Belfast City Hall had caused a deterioration in relations The deterioration in relations between nationalist and unionist politicians in Northern Ireland was sparked by a decision to limit the flying of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall, Deputy First Minister Martin ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Irish Republican Army, Europe, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Sutton Guardian

Nigel Farage will join other Ukip representatives for a pro-Union rally in Scotland

UK party leader Nigel Farage will join Scottish party chairman Arthur Misty Thackery, Scottish MEP David Coburn and elected Ukip members from around the UK for the rally in Glasgow on September 12. Mr Thackery told the Press Association: "This rally is to show that the UK is one single united country, and we have our fellow Scots and Britons all ... (more)

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