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22 Aug 2014 - United States

Fear as Ebola stalks Liberia

CNN - 22 Aug 2014 00:14
As Ebola crisis continues to spread, its impact is widely felt among many. Here's a look at life in Liberia with the virus.
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Pentagon broke law withA nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.
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Police: Couple planned to turn 2 Amish girls into slaves, but released them out of fear
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Malaysia Still Yearns forThe country has declared Aug. 22 its national day of mourning, but some are already focusing on the next step: seeking justice
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Family scared sick forThe parents of journalist Steven Sotloff -- who ISIS militants say will be the next American hostage to die -- are emotionally wrecked with worry, a close friend said Thursday....
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In a copyright battle for the ages, a selfie-happy Indonesian jungle primate is costing a British nature photographer untold amounts of money.
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Federal judge: FloridaA federal judge on Thursday ruled Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, however,... immediately stayed his order until after the appeals process is completed.
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Pentagon: Islamic State threatThe sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on... Thursday.
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Heavy Washington rain creates mud, slides that close roads, trap motorists, damage homes
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Belgian man on new mission inA tough-as-nails Belgian man who rescued his jihadist son from ISIS's grip -- then helped other dads do the same -- told The Post on Thursday that is he is...
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Turkey's Davutoglu Named New Premier

Time - 22 Aug 2014 07:44
Turkey's Davutoglu Named NewAnalysts say Erdogan wants to install a friendly prime minister so that he can still largely control the government from behind the scenes
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Facing the probability of media leaks, the White House decided to disclose that U.S. special operations had attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages from Islamic militants in... Syria. The mission, which took place in early July, failed. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained the administration's reasoning in a press conference on Thursday. "There were a number of news outlets that were aware of the action, of the raid," Hagel said. "It was a decision made by the administration, which we concurred with, to address the mission."
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A couple who are charged with kidnapping two Amish girls in northern New York intended to keep them as "slaves", an investigator said Thursday. The Associated Press reports that Nicole Vaisey admitted... she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells Jr., lured the girls into a car by promising to allow them to pet a dog that they had with them.
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On the anniversary of Syria's brutal gas attack on its own people, the U.S. State Department said that a "number of critical issues remain unresolved" about Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. The... possibility of unaccounted chemical weapons in Syria raises the concern of whether the Islamic State may someday have access to chemical agents, given their recent gains in both Iraq and Syria.
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Three imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists, who were convicted by an Egyptian court for their alleged ties with Islamist groups, filed appeals against the ruling on Thursday.
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Children are bearing the brunt of a protracted and violent conflict between Hamas and the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip. Nearly 470 children have been killed since fighting in the densely... populated Palestinian enclave began on July 8, the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, said on Thursday, according to a U.N. News Centre report.
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Ferguson, MO -- The gas is gone but the hot air remains. There have been two peaceful nights in Ferguson this week. The National Guard is moving out. The mood on West Florissant Ave. has changed. But... even though protesters and police are no longer clashing in the street, many battles have only just begun. "We can't just stop the train and say we've got to our destination," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said to IBTimes. "After this we can't stop."
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The death toll from a landslide in Hiroshima, Japan, now stands at 39 while 52 people have been declared missing, reports said Friday, citing local officials. However, the number of missing people... could rise to more than 80 as the region, soaked by days of torrential rain, continues to experience bad weather.
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U.S. Air Force jets attacked Islamic State fighters near Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Thursday, days after President Barack Obama vowed that he would not call off air strikes against the terrorist... group.
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A long list of prominent individuals has signed, a number of organizations will be promoting next week, and you can be one of the first to sign right now, a petition titled "Call For Independent... Inquiry of the Airplane Crash in Ukraine and its Catastrophic Aftermath."
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Sin City, A Dame to Kill For opens on Friday. The 3-D follow-up to 2005's Sin City adds a few new characters, and one of them is Ava Lord, a duplicitous femme fatale played by Eva Green. Perhaps the... most famous thing about the movie so far is the semi-nude movie poster, featuring Green, that was banned in the U.S. That's where Jimmy Kimmel picked up the thread — "it's not banned here on our show" — asking the French actress if Americans are prudes, and noting that the gun in the poster didn't raise any eyebrows. "Boobs have never killed anyone, you know," she says, before perhaps remembering... More
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For those who have slept in everything from a hut to a villa, there's only one place left to try: Ikea. For just one night, Aug. 31, Airbnb and Ikea are teaming up to provide three different... sleepovers at the Sydney, Australia, store: Modern Elegance, Inner City Living, and Rustic Charm. Interested parties can sign up online for a chance to win, and if selected, will shell out just $11 Australian dollars (about $10.25 U.S.) for the chance to sleep on a bed you don't have to put together yourself. There are a few rules, of course. By entering, a person agrees to be part of an event that is covered... More
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The killer on the (Saudi) king's highway

OpEdNews - 22 Aug 2014 08:23
Why did Islamic State, formerly ISIS, become winners? Because the "West" regimented, schooled, trained, logistically helped and weaponized most of IS's Takfiri goons with a mission at hand: to destroy... Syria. The "West" lauded them as "Syrian rebels." Freedom fighters.
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Person with knowledge of deal: Wolves to get Thaddeus Young as part of Kevin Love deal
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