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Laytown races in pictures

The Guardian - 4 Sep 2014 23:09
Laytown races in picturesLaytown races are held once a year and were first raced in1868, they occupy a unique position in the Irish racing calendar as it is the only race event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing
Police investigate possibleOn Thursday morning, a clothing store at the World Wear Shopping Centre in Fairlands, Johannesburg, was targeted.

Al Qaeda expands into India

CNN - 4 Sep 2014 08:12
In a 55-minute long video, al Qaeda announced it will launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent.

Reports: Dalai Lama denied visa to SA again

Eyewitness News - 4 Sep 2014 07:51
Tenzin Gyatso's office has reportedly said the SA govt has again denied him a visa.

Merkel cautions Myanmar over minority rights

Al Jazeera English - 4 Sep 2014 07:51
German chancellor pledges economic support to visiting president providing Myanmar does more to protect ethnic groups.
Islamic militants could use aircraft seized from Libya's militant-held Tripoli airport in 9/11-style terrorist attacks in north Africa, according to a warning reportedly issued by U.S. officials. The... Washington Free Beacon quoted one unnamed U.S. official as saying "there are a number of commercial airliners in Libya that are missing. We found out on September 11 what can happen with hijacked planes."
Justice Department Plans CivilThe Justice Department is planning to announce a broad civil rights investigation into the enforcement practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department in the wake of the fatal shooting of... Michael Brown, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Several killed in twin Afghan car bombings

Al Jazeera English - 4 Sep 2014 08:23
Taliban claims responsibility for attacks in city of Ghazni that have killed at least 18 people and injured 70 others.
More than 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus during the current outbreak, according to new figures released Wednesday by the World Health Organization, or WHO. The death toll from this... outbreak is now greater than all previous outbreaks combined.
The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has taken over large swaths of land in Syria and Iraq, but reports that surfaced this week indicate the Sunni militant group may also have infiltrated Jordan... through its eastern border. David Schenker of the Washington Institute on Near East Policy published a report late Wednesday that said militant Islamists continue to "challenge the kingdom's stability."
Pro-fighter War Machine heldMixed martial arts fighter War Machine, accused of assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and a man at her home last month, made his initial Las Vegas court appearance on Wednesday to face 32... criminal charges, including attempted murder.
Murdered US reporter's familyThe family of US journalist Steven Sotloff speak publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by Islamic Sate militants.

Yemen concessions fail to end Houthi protests

Al Jazeera English - 4 Sep 2014 02:49
Protesters block roads in Sanaa, a day after president sacked cabinet and agreed to reduce fuel price hike.

Soldier beaten for 30 days

CNN - 4 Sep 2014 02:42
A 20-year-old soldier dies at the hands of his peers. Paula Hancocks asks South Korea's military why nothing has improved.
We must protect IRA suspects'Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said it would not be 'appropriate' to publish it because list because it could breach their right to life and their right to privacy under the Human Rights... Act.

Nato Plans Closer Ties with Georgia

Boston - 4 Sep 2014 02:17
Nato has unveiled new plans for closer relations with Georgia. The relationship has long been opposed by neighbouring Russia, with Georgia already contributing to Nato-led operations.
UK prepares to join the US inThere is intense pressure on the UK and US leaders to use a Nato summit to act against the 'terrorist state'. In Britain, cross-party support for joining US military action was increasing.
U.S. President Barack Obama in Estonia reaffirms support for the Baltic states that fear the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine
Shoplifting Suspect GuiltyCrime seems to be written all over her face
Afghan officials: Taliban attack on government compound in east kills 12 people
ISIS 'Absolutely' Declared WarU.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference in Washington, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing
When Bill Bishop, who edits the popular China-focused newsletter Sinocism, attempted to link to its July 9 edition on LinkedIn (LNKD), the Mountain View, California, company censored out a link to a... Washington Post article about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Bishop received the following explanation:
Sotloff family mourns,The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, said he was "a gentle soul", and challenged the group's leader to a debate on the peaceful teachings... of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
A luxury seaside property linked to former CEO of collapsed African Bank Investments is on sale in the Western Cape for R60m