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2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

6 hrs ago | SFGate

UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

10 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

Afghan helicopter crash an accident

The death of a British soldier killed along with two Canadian troops when a helicopter crashed on take-off in Afghanistan was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

12 hrs ago | KZBB-FM Fort Smith

NATO: More Than 1,000 Russian Troops Operating Inside Ukraine

NATO officials estimate there are now well over a thousand Russian troops operating inside Ukraine.

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14 hrs ago | Advocate-News

Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs

In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, Austin, TX

16 hrs ago | Hereford Times

Deacon jailed for school sex abuse

The Rev Alan Morris, 64, committed the offences while handing out punishments as a teacher at an all-boys Catholic grammar school in Manchester from 1973 to 1990.

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Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, United Kingdom

20 hrs ago | Amherst Daily News

Pooches in a pot? Pet-mad young Koreans say no to elders' taste for dog, prefer to raise pups

For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

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Related Topix: South Korea, Asia, North Korea, Restaurant Management,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Congleton Guardian

Cameron praises 'single market' UK

David Cameron will tell business leaders that the UK is 'one of the oldest and most successful single markets in the world' The Prime Minister will hail the UK as one of the world's ''oldest and most successful single markets'' as he campaigns to keep the country together.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Essex County, England

The Washington Post

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chinese state media.

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Related Topix: Landslide, China, Asia

Lake Country Sun

Banksy artwork sale gives youth club lifeline

Dennis Stinchcombe, of Broad Plain Boys' Club in Bristol, by a Banksy artwork, titled 'Mobile Lovers', where the sale and handover have been completed at the Bristol Museum Art Gallery, where it was on display to the public.

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Related Topix: Bristol County, England, Somerset County, England, Europe, United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England

Channel3000

Captive's mom: 'He's an innocent journalist'

A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.

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Related Topix: Iraq

South End Standard

Clayton Barker died after his grandmother's 999 call was wrongly categorised, the inquest was told

An eight-year-old boy would have had more chance of surviving a fatal asthma attack but for an error by an ambulance call-handler, a coroner has ruled.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

The cigar once smoked by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

A half-smoked cigar belonging to celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is to go on public display for the first time.

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Related Topix: South America, Falkland Islands

The Republic

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

Separatist rebels shelled a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one day after the leaders of Ukraine and Russia met to discuss the escalating crisis.

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Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Belarus,

WRAL.com

Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

Erdogan hand-picked his stalwart ally to succeed him and the 55-year old is standing unopposed for chairman of the Justice and Development Party at its extraordinary congress.

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Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Tue Aug 26, 2014

TheBostonChannel.com

Where 'Breaking Bad' is just getting started

That's how many trophies the cast and crew of "Breaking Bad" have hauled home after five seasons of groundbreaking TV, with six of those honors being earned at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Emmy Awards, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, South America, Colombia, Opinion

Hillingdon Times

Darling and Brown reunite to say No

Alistair Darling will be reunited with former prime minister Gordon Brown today as the two men join forces to campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.

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Related Topix: Alistair Darling, Europe, United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, Personal Finance, Small Business

Heraldseries.co.uk

Blair welcomes Gaza ceasefire

Former prime minister Tony Blair has welcomed the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire in Gaza but expressed regret at the "tragic" loss of so many innocent lives.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

Basingstoke Gazette

Cheers as Bush returns to stage

Kate Bush fan and ticket-holder John O'Connor, who has travelled from Cork, Ireland, arriving early at the Hammersmith Apollo, London, for the singer's Before the Dawn concert.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Kate Bush, Ireland,

KISS 108

Officials: Palestinians Agree to Long-Term Truce With Israel

An agreement is in place for a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

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