1. Mediators race against clock to extend Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 01:08:42

    GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) – Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, as the three-day ceasefire entered its final hours.

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  2. Against the war: the movement that dare not speak its name in Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 12:00:00

    Vocal opposition to the war in Gaza can be hard to express in Israel, where campaigner Gideon Levy says people ‘leave their liberalism’ at the 1967 border Continue reading…

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  3. Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-08 at 08:19:46

    President Obama announced that he had authorized targeted American airstrikes against militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital. He also said that U.S. aircraft has dropped aid for tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a moun…

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  4. 40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 05:24:05

    Members of minority Yazidi sect face slaughter if they go down and dehydration if they stay, while 130,000 fled to Kurdish north Continue reading…

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  5. Palestinians returning home find Israeli troops left faeces and venomous graffiti
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 21:51:24

    Ahmed Owedat also found soldiers had thrown his TVs, fridge, and computers from upstairs windows and slashed furniture Continue reading…

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  6. U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia jails Khmer Rouge duo for life
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 03:21:06

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – A U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia sentenced the top two surviving cadres of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime to life in jail on Thursday, delivering a semblance of justice for one of the darkest and bloodiest chapters of the twentieth …

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  7. Battered Venezuelan opposition will reorganize: wife of jailed leader
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 00:50:56

    CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s beleaguered opposition coalition, rocked by in-fighting and a high-profile resignation, will come back stronger after reorganization, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said in an interview.

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  8. Obama orders action to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-08 at 09:40:10

    President Barack Obama ordered US warplanes back into the skies over Iraq on Thursday to drop food to refugees and, if necessary, launch air strikes to halt what he said was a potential "genocide." The US air armada’s first mission was to drop f…

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  9. Militants in Iraq Hit by Strikes, Kurds Say
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-08 at 02:37:05

    While Kurdish officials said the U.S. had bombed two towns seized by members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon denied that U.S. forces were involved.

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  10. Moscow bans Western food imports; Russian quits as Ukraine rebel chief
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 04:54:37

    MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Sovie…

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  11. Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 00:42:05

    Experts say attacks go beyond Israel-Palestinian conflict as hate crimes strike fear into Jewish communities Continue reading…

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  12. Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 02:47:32

    The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the regions most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as devil worshippersUS considers air strikes and aid to Iraqis trapped on mountain Continue reading…

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  13. ‘Jihadist’ flag flown in east London
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 01:44:33

    Flag flown outside housing estate on Poplar High Street Continue reading…

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  14. New jellyfish discovered: giant venomous species found off Australia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 06:27:30

    WA specimen of new Irukandji jellyfish sparks particular scientific interest because it has no tentacles Continue reading…

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  15. US carries out air drops to help Iraqis trapped on mountain by Isis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 07:06:00

    Barack Obama announces relief measure and possible air strikes on Isis as Iraq’s largest Christian city emptiesUS president: ‘America is coming to help’ Continue reading…

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  16. Edward Snowden given permission to stay in Russia for three more years
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 16:23:08

    NSA whistleblower’s lawyer tells Russian news agency Snowden has been granted three-year residency after year’s asylum ran out Continue reading…

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  17. Iraq’s largest Christian town abandoned as Isis advance continues
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 21:28:00

    UN officials say an estimated 200,000 new refugees are seeking sanctuary in the Kurdish north from Islamic extremistsUS considering humanitarian relief to Iraqis trapped by Isis Continue reading…

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  18. Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid In Iraq
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-08-08 at 07:18:16

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcemen…

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  19. Islamic State surges in North Iraq, near Kurdistan border
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 04:16:18

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that prompted talk of Western military action.

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  20. Exclusive: Liberia health system collapsing as Ebola spreads
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-08 at 02:30:34

    By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on…

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