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The U.S. military struck against an ISIS position southwest of Baghdad in what appears to be the closest that U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. The official also said this was not the beginning of a major offensive, like the effort to defend the Haditha Dam, but rather was a response to Iraqi troops under fire.
1 hr ago | Western Telegraph
It reveals that Oxbridge and London continue to dominate, with Imperial College London leaping into joint second place with Cambridge, and Oxford tying with University College London in fifth. Institutions that focus on science and maths-based subjects and research, such as Imperial, are increasingly well-respected as governments see these areas as vital for their nations' future success, it is suggested.
5 hrs ago | Oxford Mail
The artist's great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse with Blue Nude III Spring 1952 by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern, London A gallery assistant walks The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952 by Henri Matisse at The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, London A "once in a lifetime" show on Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs has smashed a new record to become the Tate's most popular exhibition. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explored the final chapter in the French artist's career, when ill health prevented him from painting.
9 hrs ago | MDJonline.com
If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
9 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers
Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom.
10 hrs ago | KAUZ
Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic - despite a ruling by the top U.N. court - topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort of Portoroz. Whaling for research purposes is exempt from the 1986 international ban on commercial whaling and Japan says it will conduct additional hunts on that basis - which could lead to the killing of hundreds of more whales.
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BP executive Carlos Estrada was among hostages who were killed at the In Amenas plant during a four-day stand-off Relatives of "wholly innocent" Britons killed during a terrorist siege at an Algerian gas plant have told an inquest into their deaths of their "grief and anger". The six Britons and a UK-based Colombian were among 40 hostages who were killed by al Qaeda-linked Islamists during a four-day stand-off in January 2013 at the In Amenas complex.
Five-year-old Ashya King is set to start a proton therapy treatment plan in the Czech Republic to help him beat brain cancer. His parents Brett and Nagmeh King sparked an international police pursuit after they removed Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' permission in a bid to take him abroad for the specialist treatment, which is not available on the NHS.
London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers. Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer collections.
In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.
Quebecers who've spent decades fighting without success to form their own country are now finding themselves living vicariously through the Scots. As the Scottish referendum nears, the strong push by Scotland's separation movement has been a source of inspiration for Quebec's sovereigntist cause at a time when it finds itself battered and fragmented.
Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism that authorities and Jewish leaders blame mainly on Muslim extremists and young immigrants, saying anyone who attacks Jews is attacking all of Germany.
Elections in two German regions are expected to bring further success for an upstart anti-euro group and could bring the country its first state governor from an ex-communist party. The new Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party won its first seats in a state legislature last month.
If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will recognize the outcome of the referendum and appoint negotiators to work out the details of separation "in the best interests of the people of Scotland and of the rest of the United Kingdom."
Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband put out tweets soon after news broke at around 11.25pm on Saturday that the Foreign Office were trying to verify a video that showed Mr Haines being beheaded. Mr Cameron said: "The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil.
President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. In a statement issued Saturday night, Obama said the hearts of Americans go out to Haines' family and the people of the United Kingdom.
Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:16 pm
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