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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Gwynedd County, Wales, United Kingdom

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)


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)


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom

Stars and Stripes

Official: 23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Asia, Afghanistan,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Paradise Post

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.


Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East,

Borehamwood and Elstree Times

1m boost for Armed Forces Memorial

David Cameron has announced A 1 million to maintain the Armed Forces Memorial honouring service personnel who have been killed in conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.


Related Topix: Flintshire County, Wales, Ceredigion County, Wales, Wrexham County, Wales, United Kingdom

ABC 33/40

People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.


Related Topix: Ohio, Iraq, Middle East, Beavercreek, OH

Cybercast News Service

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq


Venice Watch: Director's praise for Robin Williams

Williams gained dramatic credibility, and an Academy Award nomination, with his performance as a fast-talking army radio DJ during the Vietnam War in the 1987 movie.


Related Topix: Italy, Comedy Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, Good Morning, Vietnam, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Venice, CA, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Suicide

The China Post

Rebuilding Gaza housing stock will take 20 years, group says

An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Brandon Sun

After drummer's injury, Kings of Leon heading to stage at Philly's Made in America festival

In this Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, from left, Matthew Followill, Jared Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of the band Kings of Leon pose for photographers upon arrival at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Kings of Leon, Leon, Netherlands, Philadelphia, PA

The Tribune

Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.


Related Topix: Senegal

Swindon Advertiser

Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted he is nervous about the Scottish independence referendum

David Cameron has admitted he is "nervous" about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks.


Related Topix: Fife County, Scotland, United Kingdom


Officials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Thetelegraphand Argus

Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting fellow European leaders at a summit in Brussels

David Cameron is to push for tougher EU sanctions against Russia after Moscow was accused of deploying more than 1,000 troops and an arsenal of weapons into Ukraine.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine,