1. Iraqi official briefs Syria’s Assad on efforts against Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-17 at 02:09:27

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iraq’s national security adviser briefed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on efforts to counter Islamic State on Tuesday, in the first such meeting since the United States launched air strikes on the radical group in Iraq.

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  2. Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-16 at 15:45:19

    A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say.

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  3. Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 23:50:00

    KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed two U.S. troops and a Polish soldier in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in m…

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  4. Margaret and David call it quits after 28 years as ABC axes At the Movies
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 08:44:37

    Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, Australias best-known film reviewing partnership, have announced their retirement Continue reading…

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  5. Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 23:31:51

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday – an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future – and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them tempora…

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  6. Utah authorities alter account of Darrien Hunt shooting by police
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 18:40:50

    Family lawyer says bullets came from behind and criticises almost incomprehensible delay in questioning officers involvedDarrien Hunt: new surveillance footage may shed light Continue reading…

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  7. Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-17 at 04:44:12

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.

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  8. U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-17 at 04:30:02

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq’s ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deplo…

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  9. Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-17 at 04:58:14

    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troo…

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  10. U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 23:42:53

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely…

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  11. Auschwitz guard charged with being accessory to 300,000 murders
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 11:36:43

    Prosecutors say Oskar Groening, now 93, dealt with belongings and counted money of Hungarian Jews sent to their deaths Continue reading…

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  12. Israel says mortar fired from Gaza in first since August 26 truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-16 at 23:54:13

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israel said a mortar bomb was fired at it from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since a seven-week war in the enclave ended on Aug 26, but Hamas said Palestinians remained committed to the truce.

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  13. Cocaine found in Vatican librarian’s car
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 17:37:31

    Bedridden cardinal’s aide entrusted vehicle to two men, who bought drugs thinking they were protected by diplomatic plates Continue reading…

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  14. Ukrainian MP thrown in bin by angry mob outside parliament video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 20:16:47

    An angry mob outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev throws MP Vitaly Zhuravsky into a rubbish bin on Tuesday. A group of men grabbed Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich’s party, while he was walking past the crowds outside par…

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  15. Bill Clinton: Netanyahu ‘not the guy’ to strike lasting Middle East peace deal
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 21:39:57

    Former US president recorded going off-message in criticising the Israeli governments unwillingness to seek peace Continue reading…

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  16. Putin’s ‘girlfriend’ Alina Kabayeva to head pro-Kremlin media group
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-16 at 18:36:50

    Former Olympic gymnastics champion to quit as MP in Russian president’s party to take control of National Media Group Continue reading…

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  17. Pentagon: US ground troops may join Iraqis in combat against Isis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-17 at 00:20:37

    Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey refuse to rule out greater role for US advisers if airstrikes Live blog: Congress hears Pentagon testimony on Isis Continue reading…

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  18. Many Questions Arise From Scottish Independence Vote
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-17 at 05:41:03

    The referendum itself contains only one question, but it gives rise to many others: What is at stake? What would become of the Union Jack? What would a disunited kingdom be called?

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  19. At Buckingham Palace, a Dancing Guard Throws Decorum to the Wind
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-17 at 00:22:27

    The pirouetting guard has enchanted crowds in London with his subversive performance and challenged the notion that such things are simply never done.

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  20. U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-17 at 06:30:44

    Remarks by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, open the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role than the president has publicly outlined.

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