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Location American Headline News for 13 Aug 2014

Ferguson police chief saysThe police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, an incident that has sparked repeated and sometimes violent racially charged... protests, was injured in the encounter and treated for a facial injury, the city's chief of police said...
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Canada to give WHO Ebola vaccine

BBC - 13 Aug 2014 06:45
Canada to give WHO EbolaCanada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.
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Police won't release name ofThe Rev. Al Sharpton pressed police Tuesday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent... protests over the young man's death.
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Officials: PentagonThe Pentagon sent additional military planners to Iraq on Tuesday to figure out a way to rescue and relocate the tens of thousands of religious minorities trapped on a mountain by Islamic militants,... senior U.S. officials told Fox News.
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The family of Jeffrey Edward Fowle, an American tourist detained in North Korea for apparently breaking an unspecified law, has apologized to the reclusive state and asked for his release.
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A car bomb exploded in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 21 others in a predominantly Shiite area of the Iraqi capital, Reuters reported. Another blast from a roadside bomb... killed two people and wounded seven in Baghdad's Karada district, police and medical sources told the news wire service. The Karada blast was near another explosion that occurred Tuesday.
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Following a report by Human Rights Watch in which it claimed that Egyptian forces deliberately killed over 1,000 protestors on political grounds, Egypt said the group's investigations were illegal.
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Australian prime minister won't rule out sending a combat force to Iraq to prevent 'genocide'
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Iranian the first woman to snare maths prize

Al Jazeera English - 13 Aug 2014 08:20
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhan is among four recipients of mathematics' top prize, the Fields Medal.
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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

BBC - 13 Aug 2014 07:52
Great Barrier Reef outlookThe outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
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Iraq Airstrikes: 'UK Has ASenior military figures warn that ancient civilisations could be "extinguished" if the UK fails to act on the crisis in Iraq.
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On Tuesday, Iran endorsed Haider al-Abadi (pictured) as Iraq's next prime minister, dealing a decisive blow against incumbent Nouri al-Maliki's fierce fight to stay on for a second term. Iran, which... wields a lot of political influence in post-Saddam Iraq, had previously supported Maliki, along with its Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, which also backed Abadi on Tuesday. Iran's effective disavowal of Maliki followed word earlier Tuesday that an important Iraqi Army general in Baghdad had told Abadi and President Fuad Masum that the military would not side with Maliki. Maliki didn't need a weatherman to... More
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Vatican approves of Iraq air strikes

eNCA - 13 Aug 2014 06:17
Vatican approves of Iraq airVATICAN CITY - Fearing a genocide of Christians, the Vatican has given its approval to US military air strikes in Iraq, a rare exception to its policy of peaceful conflict resolution. The Holy See's... ambassador to the United Nations, Silvano Tomasi, this weekend supported US air strikes...
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UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

Al Jazeera English - 13 Aug 2014 05:42
Reports of a new influx of weapons as war pushes the world's youngest nation to the brink of famine.
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Flash floods in Vietnam leaveHANOI, Vietnam - A disaster official says flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed six people, including five in a family in northern Vietnam. Vu Van Luat said Wednesday that a couple and... three of their children were killed early Tuesday when their home where they were sleeping...
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The U.S. Is Bombing Iraq AndKurdish Peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in a village on the outskirts of the province of Nineveh on August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Back To Iraq? U.S. To Send 130U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Iraq from his vacation compound at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts on Aug. 11, 2014. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
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Two Killed in Georgia Rampage,Authorities are still trying to piece together why a man shot up a house before stealing and car
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The Federal Aviation Agency has declared a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri as tensions between police and protesters continued after last weekend's police shooting of Michael Brown.
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From a pot-belly to a six-pack'Check out the results!' writes one Instagram user. 'All it took was a hair flip, hand on the hip, and posture change. Hard work pays off!'
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Today, the state of the world from Kiev to Cairo is harrowing, and the Arab Spring has failed to blossom but turned directly to winter. The Middle East has remained a horror chamber since the last... century. If we have learned anything from the horrors of past wars, it is obvious that we must change our course now to make this world a more peaceful place for ourselves and the next generations.
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Hungry brown bears argue asRoberta McFall, a 58-year-old grandmother from Minnesota, took the images on July 7 in a once in a lifetime trip to Brook Falls, in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
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Prisoners on the run for 10 years

BBC - 13 Aug 2014 07:12
Prisoners on the run for 10Two prisoners are still on the run 10 years after absconding from a Suffolk jail.
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Today's wars seem to be against mostly civilians -- women, children, the elderly -- those who cannot fight back or defend themselves. Stark proof that, no matter where the war is, it is Genocide, War... Crimes, and Wars Against Humanity.
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