1. Bobbing along: the Float Baby Spa in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 11:30:33

    This baby spa in Houston, Texas provides floatation devices for children from 2 weeks to 6 months, allowing them to bob around a pool freely during each 20-minute hydrotherapy session. The tots are then treated to a gentle full body massage Continue readi…

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  2. Barack Obama strolls among the sarsens at Stonehenge in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-06 at 00:23:25

    The US president broke off from discussing world affairs at the Nato summit in Newport, Wales, to visit the stone age monument Continue reading…

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  3. Key allies ready to join U.S. military action in Iraq: Obama
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-05 at 22:25:19

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) – Key NATO allies stand ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.

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  4. U.S. confirms death of al Shabaab leader Godane in Somalia strike
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 05:27:32

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-a…

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  5. U.S. says forms ‘core coalition’ to counter Iraq militants
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-05 at 20:59:58

    NEWPORT Wales (Reuters) – The United States said it had created a "core coalition" on Friday to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq, calling for broad support from allies and partners around the world but ruling out committing ground forces.

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  6. A Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Work
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 04:24:58

    A legal battle over the work of the photographer Vivian Maier could hide it away for years.

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  7. U.N. to set up Ebola crisis center, aims to stop spread in six to nine months
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 00:06:23

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis center to coordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announ…

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  8. Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 04:10:36

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a ceasefire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended.

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  9. Tony Abbott one year on: how the trust was won and lost
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 00:30:06

    Even when he knew he would win the election, Tony Abbott refused to risk telling voters the truth. Then came the overreach, the backtracking and the deferred decisions. The question now is whether voters will accept untrustworthiness as a given Continue r…

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  10. New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 22:29:49

    Five C.I.A. commandos write that a C.I.A. base chief stopped them from interceding in time to save the life of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens during the attack on the diplomatic mission in 2012.

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  11. US forms ‘core coalition’ to fight Isis militants in Iraq
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 22:18:00

    US secretary of state John Kerry rules out committing ‘boots on the ground’ at meeting of 10 nations on sidelines of Nato summit Continue reading…

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    281 shares and 250 likes on Facebook
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  12. Plane carrying Americans leaves for Dubai after being diverted to Iran
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-06 at 05:26:11

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 Americans from the U.S. airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan, has left for Dubai after it was diverted to Iran because of issues with its flight plan, a U.S. official and the Fly Dubai airline said …

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  13. US confirms al-Shabab leader killed
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-05 at 23:57:58

    The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon says.

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  14. VIDEO: One-minute World News
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-06 at 02:35:08

    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

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  15. US announces coalition to fight Islamic State
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-06 at 07:31:36

    Obama says new Nato-led coalition will confront group, cut its funding, and support those opposed to "savage nihilism".

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    132 shares and 194 likes on Facebook
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  16. NATO Approves New Reaction Force for Eastern Europe
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-05 at 22:46:07

    The decision to form the force was meant to send a message to Russia that NATO’s principle of collective security is sacrosanct.

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  17. NATO Plans a Special Force to Reassure Eastern Europe and Deter Russia
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-06 at 06:31:46

    The decision to form the force was meant to send a message to Russia that NATO’s principle of collective security is sacrosanct.

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  18. Sierra Leone to impose Ebola curfew
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-06 at 04:28:31

    Citizens confined to their homes for three days from September 18 "to deal with the spread of Ebola once and for all".

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    101 twitter shares, 1518 retweets and 5 favorites
    38 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
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  19. Man jailed for phoning and texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 12:58:46

    French man who harassed woman demanding compensation for work on apartment admits behaviour was ‘stupid’ Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1024 retweets and 46 favorites
    244 shares and 225 likes on Facebook
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  20. Legal basis for Iraq troop deployment called into question as days wear on
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-05 at 22:52:17

    Critics argue Obama is relying on unpersuasive theory used in Libya but administration says deployment is not covered by 1973 resolution Continue reading…

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    38 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
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