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  • Islamic State Executes Hundreds of Syrian Soldiers
    Islamic State fighters have executed 250 Syrian soldiers captured when the group seized an air base in Raqqa last weekend, according to a video posted on YouTube on Thursday and confirmed as genuine by an Islamic State fighter.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:22:05 GMT.
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  • Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital
    Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:04 EDT.
  • Suspects in New York violinist's death held
    Two men accused of killing a New York concert violinist during a robbery in her home have been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor detailed how the victim was shot and stabbed after opening her door to help them.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:44 EDT.
  • Q. and A.: Simona Halep Adjusts to Life in the Spotlight
    The No. 2 seed at the United States Open, Halep, a 22-year-old Romanian, is enjoying New York’s shops and hot dog stands.
    By Ben Rothenberg.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:14:52 GMT.
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  • If Jaguar's New Little XE Sedan Doesn't Look Great, All Bets Are Off
    British luxury car maker Jaguar is cranking up its publicity machine to make sure the spotlight is turned on for the launch of its new small sedan, the XE, which it plans to launch in Europe early next year and in the U.S. a year later.
    By Neil Winton.  Forbes.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:59:00 GMT.
  • FBI Investigates Russian Hackers' Attacks On U.S. Banks
    Western media report that the FBI is investigating recent attacks by Russian hackers on the U.S financial system that are seen as possible retaliation for U.S. government sanctions against Russia.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:26:10 +0000.
  • US Economy Expanding Rapidly
    The U.S. economy, the world's largest, is growing even faster than first thought. The Commerce Department reported Thursday the American economy advanced 4.2 percent in the April-to-June quarter, up from its earlier 4 percent estimate. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:55:02 -0400.
  • Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Disputed Kurdish Oil
    The Iraqi oil ministry said on Thursday it would challenge a U.S. court decision that stopped U.S. Marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil docked near Texas. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:36:30 -0400.
  • 'An affront to democracy': EU lawmakers threaten to sink Canada trade deal
    EU lawmakers are threatening to block a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union — a blueprint for a much bigger EU-U.S. deal — because it would allow firms to sue governments if they breach the treaty.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:36:07 EDT.
  • VIDEO: Romo the dog captures Washington DC
    Why are strangers taking photos of this pet?
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:46:10 GMT.
  • US schools to have non-white majority
    White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:51:32 GMT.
  • Operation to rescue beheaded journalist failed: US
    The United States has revealed a military attempt to rescue slain journalist James Foley from terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
    Mail & Guardian.  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:33:00 +0200.
  • Cold Paradise: US Struggles with Wave of Underage Immigrants
    Fleeing violence back home, tens of thousands of children and youth are fleeing Central America for the United States, many unaccompanied by a parent. The influx has bent US asylum policy to the breaking point.
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:00 +0200.

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