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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England, United Kingdom,

6 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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,

10 hrs ago | 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

Cybercast News Service

Swedish city plays 'Schindler's List' to Nazis

Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping have been greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall.

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Related Topix: Sweden

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Officials: Egypt, UAE behind airstrikes in Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as an escalation of the North African country's already debilitating turmoil.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi),

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai

Evening Sun

China courts documentaries as it limits expression

Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, Sundance Film Festival, Religion, Falun Gong

Bromsgrove Advertiser

British Ebola victim Will Pooley is in an isolation unit at London's Royal Free Hospital

William Pooley, Britain's first confirmed Ebola sufferer, was interviewed by the Guardian just days before he contracted the virus while working in Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Sierra Leone, Africa

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WHAS11

Biden to Iraqi leaders: Time for new government

Vice President Joe Biden is calling top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State group.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, US Politics, Joe Biden, US News

Star Tribune

Before Foley killing, lawyers sought to distance embassy bombing defendant from terror attacks

An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American journalist.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Europe, United Kingdom, Prison

WTEN-TV Albany

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.

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Related Topix: Syria, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism

ABC News

Ancient Shipwreck off Malta Leaves 700 BC Cargo

Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship's cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts.

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Related Topix: Europe, Malta

Independent.ie

Russia tanks 'have entered Ukraine'

A column of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles has crossed into Ukraine in the far south east, a Ukrainian official says.

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