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1 hr ago | 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.

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1 hr ago | 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.

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

1 hr ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq

4 hrs ago | Advocate-News

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.

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

8 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Senegal

19 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Fife County, Scotland, United Kingdom

19 hrs ago | SFGate

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine,

Evening Sun

Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Auctions shows a slice of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake and the original box from July 29, 1981.The 33-year-old slice of cake has sold at auction for $1,375.

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Related Topix: World News, Princess Diana, Prince Charles

Iol.co.za

Grace Mugabe roils Zim political scene

She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.

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Related Topix: Zimbabwe, Africa, Robert Mugabe, Wedding

Las Cruces Sun-News

Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment

Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that used a battering ram to bust into an apartment at daybreak and surround its sleeping tenant with guns drawn was actually meaning to target the neighboring dwelling.

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The Daily Democrat

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: Drugs, China, Asia

Surreycomet.co.uk

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

Malaysia Airlines is to axe 6,000 jobs - around a third of the workforce - as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that have hit it this year.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777

Cybercast News Service

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen takes crown

The first Myanmar national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants.

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Related Topix: Burma, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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

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)

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

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