1. Film’s Richard Attenborough dies
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-25 at 05:07:44

    Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, who also acted in films including Brighton Rock and The Great Escape, has died at the age of 90.

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  2. ISIS Militants Capture Air Base From Syrian Government Forces
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 06:53:59

    The fall of the Tabqa air base followed the group’s seizing of two other Syrian military bases and gives it effective control of Raqqa Province.

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  3. Damage From California Quake Could Top $1 Billion
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 06:22:09

    The magnitude-6.0 earthquake damaged buildings, knocked out power to thousands and injured scores of residents. It was the largest quake to strike the Bay Area since 1989, officials said.

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  4. Kidnapped US journalist freed in Syria
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 03:22:08

    Peter Theo Curtis is handed over to UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights nearly two years after he was abducted.

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  5. Three dead in LA shootings police say may be linked
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-25 at 00:21:56

    Separate shootings took place within an hour of each otherSpokeswoman says one of the victims had special needs Continue reading…

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  6. Christopher Pyne: no university reform could mean research funding cuts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 13:05:21

    Education minister mocks student protesters on fees: Were not exactly asking for their left kidney Continue reading…

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  7. Major 6.9-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-25 at 08:22:04

    A major 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Peru, US experts said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or considerable damage. The quake hit at 2321 GMT 42 kilometers (26 miles) east-northeast of the town of Tambo at a depth of 101 kilo…

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  8. Here Are The Best GIFs From The 2014 VMAs
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-25 at 08:56:56

    Well, it was quite the night at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

    Taylor Swift made good on the promise she made on the red carpet, and everyone else showed up. Here are the best GIFs from the night.

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  9. 5 Photos Of ‘Crazy Eyes’ Looking Crazy Beautiful At The VMAs
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-25 at 08:36:50

    Her beauty was better than throwing her pie for us.

    Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the show "Orange Is the New Black," presented alongside cast members Laverne Cox and Taylor Schilling on Sunday at the VMAs. While…

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  10. Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director and Giant of British Cinema, Dies at 90
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 05:19:16

    A distinguished actor whose career spanned more than 60 years, he found greatest success behind the camera with the monumental biographical film “Gandhi.”

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  11. Peter Theo Curtis, Abducted in 2012, Is Released by Nusra Front
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 08:41:38

    Held for nearly two years, Peter Theo Curtis was freed after extensive mediation by Qatar, which has negotiated the release of numerous Western hostages.

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  12. Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-25 at 01:19:00

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said.

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  13. Earthquake rocks northern California
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-25 at 09:45:12

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 shakes northern California, with at least three serious injuries reported.

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  14. Miley Cyrus Opts Out Of VMA Acceptance Speech To Advocate For Homeless Youth
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-25 at 08:36:10

    Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but she didn’t accept the Moonman trophy herself. Instead, Cyrus sent a young man named Jesse to pick up the award and give a speech acknowledging the issue of youth homelessness in Los…

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  15. New Hampshire Town Set to Honor Journalist Killed by ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-24 at 23:46:05

    A Mass was planned Sunday afternoon in Rochester, N.H., for James Foley, the journalist who was beheaded last week by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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  16. US ‘set to launch air strikes’ on senior Isis leaders in Syria
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 16:11:00

    White House will ‘take action’ against threats as Turkey comes under pressure to halt flow of jihadists across its border Continue reading…

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  17. Concern in Egypt as Libyan tensions spill over the border
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 21:28:54

    Libya’s eastern neighbour has reason to seek a swift resolution to the latest Libyan crisis Continue reading…

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  18. Netanyahu asks Gazans to leave Hamas sites
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-25 at 06:42:42

    Israeli PM asks residents to vacate areas where Palestinian fighters are operating, saying locations could be attacked.

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    601 shares and 961 likes on Facebook
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  19. Peter Theo Curtis, Abducted in 2012, Is Released by Nusra Front
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-25 at 06:38:10

    Held for nearly two years, Peter Theo Curtis was freed after extensive mediation by Qatar, which has negotiated the release of numerous Western hostages.

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  20. Iraq: on the frontline with the Shia fighters taking the war to Isis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-24 at 23:38:12

    Special report In the first of a two-part series on the forces ranged against Isis in Iraq, meet the controversial Shia militia keeping the Islamists from moving on Baghdad Continue reading…

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