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  1. AP appoints Dharapak as Asia Pacific photo editorRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 23 | My Mother Lode

    Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Monday by Ted Anthony, the AP's director of Asia-Pacific news, to whom Dharapak will report.

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  2. Scotland's Independence Vote Seen as Razor-CloseRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Real Clear Politics

    Scotland, once the bedrock of the British Empire, will decide Thursday if it wants to become an independent nation after more than three centuries of union with the United Kingdom. Rallies on both sides occurred throughout Scotland over the weekend as a flurry of late public opinion polls gave the anti-independence forces, grouped under the umbrella organization Better Together, a slight edge.

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  3. Syrian Revolutionaries Front again supports al Qaeda and the Islamic Front in QuneitraRead the original story

    10 min ago | The Long War Journal

    In the video above, the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, showcases recent battles in Quneitra governorate. Al Nusrah is claiming to have "liberated the town of ar-Rawadi and the village of Humaydia and entering the city of Jabatha."

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  4. UPDATE 1-Japan's J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank MutiaraRead the original story

    11 min ago | Reuters

    Japanese finance company J Trust Co Ltd is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara Tbk to tap rising demand for retail finance in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Bank Mutiara, previously known as Bank Century, was bailed out by the Indonesian government during the global financial crisis in 2008 and has been run by the Indonesian Deposit Insurance Corporation, or Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan .

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  5. Queen in referendum pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Sunday Herald

    THE Queen has said she hopes Scots will "think very carefully" about the referendum in a highly unusual contribution to the debate as the two sides prepare to enter the final 72 hours of the campaign neck and neck. THE Queen has said she hopes Scots will \"think very carefully\" about the referendum in a highly unusual contribution to the debate as the two sides prepare to enter the final 72 hours of the campaign neck and neck.

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  6. AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editorRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | Connecticut Post

    In this photo taken on Aug. 23, 2014, Washington-based Associated Press staff photographer Charles Dharapak poses for a portrait in Washington. Dharapak has been appointed the AP's regional photo editor for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Bangkok.

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  7. Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China dataRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | SFGate

    Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.8 percent to 24,392.86 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 percent to 5,496.20.

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  8. 'Inmates fully in charge of asylum': Kiev threatens to restart nuclear weapons programRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Russia Taday

    Kiev's promise to restart its nuclear weapons program if it doesn't get enough support from the West is completely insane, be it real or just an empty threat, political commentator Daniel Patrick Welch told RT. "If we cannot protect Ukraine today, if the world doesn't help us, we will have to go back to the development of nuclear weapons, which will protect us from Russia," Ukrainian Defense Minister Valery Geletey said in an interview with Ukrainian TV, also claiming that NATO members have already started supplying Kiev with conventional weapons Daniel Patrick Welch: You know, your guess is as good as mine.

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  9. 220 feared dead after boat sinksRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Sunday Herald

    The Libyan navy said late last night only 26 people had been rescued after the boat went down near Tajoura, east of Tripoli. Navy spokesman Ayub Qassem said: "There are so many bodies floating in the sea."

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  10. Avery Johnson envisions a Filipino in the NBA soon, serves as perfect paradigmRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Examiner.com

    The love and passion Filipinos have for the sport of basketball is truly immeasurable. But as far as having the pedigree to produce talent capable of running with the world's best in the NBA, height has always been a measure that's been a deterrent, if not an excuse.

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  11. Competitor dies during Ironman event in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

    Officials said a 39-year-old male competitor died Sunday after being pulled unconscious from the swim portion of an Ironman event on Queensland's Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane. Ironman Asia Pacific chief executive Geoff Meyer confirmed the man from Victoria state suffered a suspected heart attack during the 1.9-kilometer swim leg in the Pacific Ocean surf off Mooloolaba.

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  12. American is sentenced to hard labour in North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Sunday Herald

    North Korea has sentenced a US citizen to six years of hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, according to a statement carried by state media yesterday. North Korea has sentenced a US citizen to six years of hard labour for committing \"hostile acts\" as a tourist to the country, according to a statement carried by state media yesterday.

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  13. Liberian president sacks 10 officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Sunday Herald

    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked ten senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1,100 Liberians. Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sacked ten senior officials because they failed to heed a warning to return from overseas travel to help the government's fight against an Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1,100 Liberians.

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  14. UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Archinect School Blog

    "We are thrilled that UNC CSI's Research Building has received this international design award. It brings attention to how good design can integrate beauty innovation and functionality to create a facility that serves as an important resource for Eastern North Carolina."

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  15. The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari welcomes Cannons CreekRead the original story

    14 min ago | Scoop

    The Warehouse Zoofari is a partnership between Wellington Zoo and The Warehouse that helps local low-decile schools experience conservation-based learning programmes at the Zoo. The Warehouse's Wellington region stores raised over $25,000 in December to assist with the costs of learning sessions at Wellington Zoo.

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  16. Japan ready to renew rivalry with South KoreaRead the original story

    15 min ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Japan has stoked its sporting rivalry with neighbors South Korea ahead of this month's Asian Games and said it plans to use the multi-sport event in Incheon, west of Seoul, as a springboard to success at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The 17th Asiad officially opens on Friday with hosts South Korea and Japan expected to be fighting it out for second place on the medals table behind sporting powerhouse China.

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  17. Queen to Scots: Think carefully about futureRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Daily Herald

    Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future." But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.

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  18. Christy Clark finally comes to grips with aboriginal titleRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Globe and Mail

    The unprecedented meeting took more than two years to organize, but the Premier's approach to the land question in B.C. has evolved dramatically in that time. Protesters camping at a Vancouver park say the city can't evict them because the land is First Nations territory.

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  19. 20 Pinoys to be repatriated from SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | ABS-CBN News

    In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the 20 Filipinos, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program, will travel by land from Damascus to Beirut on September 17. They will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 4:35 p.m. on Thursday. This brings the total number of Filipinos repatriated from Syria to 5,473.

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  20. Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | ITworld

    Internet traffic routing errors made by U.S. operators Sprint and Windstream on the same day last week underscore a long-known Internet weakness, posing both security and reliability issues. Both of the errors involved Border Gateway Protocol , an aging but crucial protocol that is used by networking equipment to route traffic between different providers.

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