Freedom short-lived, Manipur's Iron Woman back in custody
Times of India
IMPHAL: Three days after being released following a sessions court order, civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu was on Friday rearrested from a makeshift camp in Imphal where she had been continuing her fast. Despite strong opposition from Sharmila ...
Hunger striking activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested - policeReuters India
Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila arrested once againScroll.in
Irom Sharmila re-arrested, remanded till Sep 5E-Pao.net
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Syria death toll tops 191000
Dallas Morning News
GENEVA — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the U.N. reported Friday. The figure, covering March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.'s human rights office since July 2013, when it ...
Nearly 200000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UNZee News
Syrian civil war has claimed more than 191000 lives, UN saysWashington Post
UN Slams World Leaders Over Inaction in Syria as Death Toll Surpasses 191000TIME
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Military brass, ex-officials pressure White House to expand ISIS fight to Syria
Top U.S. military brass and former administration officials are publicly pressuring the White House to consider taking the fight against the Islamic State into Syria, warning that the terror organization poses an unprecedented threat to the United States.
U.S. considers bolder intervention in Syria, possibly airstrikesDallas Morning News
If need be will take military action against ISIS: USHindustan Times
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Countering the call to British Muslims to jihad
The Muslim Council of Britain has called on British Muslims to play their part in countering radicalisation and reject the barbarity of Islamic State militants. The secretary general of the council, Dr Shuja Shafi, said British Muslims were "horrified at the abhorrent ...
Muslim leaders worried about new terror lawsSydney Morning Herald
In Australia, Christian, Jewish leaders vow to 'love Muslims'Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Time to Face the ISIS Inside of UsHuffington Post
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Hamas condemned over killing of 21 suspected informants
Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before executing them in Gaza City on Friday. Photogtaph: Reuters/Stringer. Mark Weiss. Topics: News · World · Middle East · Binyamin Netanyahu · Ismail Haniyeh · Khaled Mashaal ...
Hamas kills 18 suspected Israel informantsFox News
Death toll rises as IAF continues to pound GazaJerusalem Post
Gaza gunmen execute 18 'collaborators' for helping Israeleuronews
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US brands Foley beheading a 'terrorist attack'
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Washington has declared the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack", upping the stakes in its confrontation with the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, as Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people at an Iraqi Sunni mosque. PHOTOS.
Mosque Massacre Undermines Drive Against ISSky News
Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shootingReuters UK
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Malaysian Flight MH17 Victims Return to Kuala Lumpur
A special Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam carrying the remains of 20 Malaysians aboard downed flight MH17 arrived in Kuala Lumpur as the country observed a day of mourning on Friday. The plane was met by relatives and senior officials at Kuala ...
In somber homecoming, Malaysia buries MH17 deadThe Nation
Malaysians, foreign visitors want MH17 perpetrators brought to justiceAstro Awani
Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come homeFirstpost
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Russian convoy arrives in Ukraine amid shelling reports
NATO officials said on Friday that Moscow has sent Russian-manned artillery units into Ukraine in recent days and was using them to shell Ukrainian forces as part of a "major escalation" of Russian involvement in the disputed region. The allegations came as ...
Russian Convoy Crosses Border Into E. UkraineVoice of America
Russia escalates tensions with aid convoy, reported firing of artillery inside UkraineWashington Post
UN SC discussion on Ukraine looked like Kingdom of Curved Mirrors - Churkin ...ITAR-TASS
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Ebola outbreak: Number of deaths are massively underestimated, warns WHO
The magnitude of West Africa's Ebola outbreak has been underestimated, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, warning that unknown numbers of people were dying in “shadow zones” unrecorded by medical authorities. Official estimates place the ...
Ebola: airlines cancel more flights to affected countriesThe Guardian
WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreakReuters India
Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight, imposes Ebola travel curbsReuters
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Russian Trucks Cross Border Without Assent of Ukraine
New York Times
A Russian convoy crossed the Ukrainian border at a checkpoint in Izvaryne, Ukraine, on Friday. Credit Sergey Venyavsky/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main ...
Despite Protests, Russian Convoy Crosses Border Into E. UkraineVoice of America
US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy moveChron.com
NATO: Russian-manned units shelling Ukrainian troopsUSA TODAY
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Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten
BEIRUT — The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. His deadly stockpile has been destroyed, but he has stayed in power, bought time and gotten world powers to ...
Philip Hammond: We will not enter into a 'poisonous' alliance with AssadTelegraph.co.uk
Bashar al-Assad timeline: Civil war in SyriaThe Independent
Pentagon wants to arm Syrian opposition but lacks the authority, as Brits and ...Daily Mail
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Prohibiting Alcohol - Futile Exercise?
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced today that nearly 300 bars in non-five-star hotels will have to close down straight away with the government deciding to revoke their licenses. Kerala has India's highest annual per-capita alcohol ...
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At least 33 killed in Egyptian bus crash
The wreck of a bus in southern Sinai, Egypt, today. At least 33 people were killed in a collision between two tour buses near Egypt's resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh. Photograph: EPA. Topics: News · World · Middle East · Hisham Zaazoue · Sharm El Sheikh ...
Confrontation in Sinai is not enough, says local leadersAhram Online
Dozens killed in Egyptian bus crashThe Guardian
Egypt bus crash: 33 killed as two buses collide near Sharm El-SheikhThe Independent
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Times of India
Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff with government
SANAA, Yemen – Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as "manipulated" by ...
Yemen Shias stage Sanaa protest as crisis talks heldTimes of India
Yemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoffSFGate
Backers of Yemen rebels gather in Sanaa amid crisis talksAl-Arabiya
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Incredible moment firefighters perform mouth-to-mouth CPR on a Koala
Chances are you've had to learn about CPR or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation during a work orientation or health class. But did you ever think you'd need to practice it on a koala? Australian firefighters and wildlife volunteers miraculously brought a koala back ...
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Iran denies linking cooperation on Iraq to sanctions
TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iran has denied linking any future cooperation with the United States against terrorists in Iraq to the removal of western sanctions, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. Western media quoted Iran's Foreign Minister ...
Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talksThe Daily Star
Tehran Denies Linking Iran-US Cooperation to Sanctions ReliefTasnim News Agency
Top Iranian diplomat to visit Moscow on August 29 for talks with LavrovRussia and India Report
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EFF causing destruction and anarchy - ANC
Cape Town - The behaviour of the Economic Freedom Fighters' MPs in Parliament was a threat to the country's hard-won democracy, the ANC said on Friday. "This is an act of rebels masked as parliamentarians who are committed to hijack our democracy, ...
The Day Madness Ruled - Mayhem in Parliament As EFF Demands ZumaAllAfrica.com
EFF a threat to democracy - ANCiAfrica.com
ANC displeasure at EFF's Parly conductCaj News Africa
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Little Progress in Hiroshima Rescue Efforts
Wall Street Journal
Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers search for survivors in Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan. Reuters. TOKYO—Rescue efforts to find 47 missing people in Hiroshima, western Japan, continued Friday with little success, more than two days after a ...
Rains raise risk for search after Japan landslidesMiamiHerald.com
Japan death toll feared to double as landslide fears halt rescueTimes of India
Japan braces for more rain, counts cost of landslideseuronews
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Xi Upgrades Mongolia Relationship as Bilateral Trade Grows
China upgraded its ties with Mongolia to the level of “a comprehensive strategic partnership,” which covers political and security cooperation. Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, signed a joint declaration ...
China's Xi courts public opinion in MongoliaWashington Post
China, Mongolia sign flurry of trade agreementsCCTV
China media: Mongolia tiesBBC News
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Turkish foreign minister Davutoglu to be new PM
Sydney Morning Herald
Ankara: Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister and said a power struggle with a US-based cleric, the Kurdish peace process and a new constitution would be his top priorities.
Erdogan has named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) as his future prime ...DAWN.com
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