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article 22 August 2014 UK, Iraq
Must Syria's Assad be part of the west's fight against IS?
America's most senior general Martin Dempsey says the military offensive against Islamic State should be broadened, with attacks on the militants in Syria as well as Iraq (Getty)

With America's most senior general calling for the military offensive against Islamic State to be broadened, some are asking if our enemy's enemy - Syria's President Assad - should now be our friend.

article 22 August 2014 UK
Detainees paid pin money to paint, clean and serve food
Detainees at immigration detention centres across the UK are working for as little as 1 an hour, carrying out work that could potentially save private contractors millions of pounds each year.
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Detainees at immigration detention centres across the UK are working for as little as 1 an hour, carrying out work that could potentially save private contractors millions of pounds each year.

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video 22 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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How to counter extremist narrative of IS - video

Muslim leaders roundly condemn the murder of captive journalist James Foley by jihadi fighters - calling it totally abhorrent - and completely alien to Islam.

video 22 August 2014

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Why the US will not work with Assad to battle IS - video

State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf says that the US will not work with Assad to fight IS. "Isis has been able to grow strong in Syria in Iraq because Assad has allowed them to grow."

video 22 August 2014 UK

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Has Notting Hill carnival lost its soul? - video

The Notting Hill Carnival kicks off its 50 year celebrations this weekend - in what's become one of the world's largest street festivals. It started life, though, as a political protest.

video 22 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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How should the US tackle IS threat? - video

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb tells Channel 4 News the key to progress in Iraq is the US relationship with Iraqs government - and that governments relationship with Sunni tribes.

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Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Hamas gunmen execute 18 suspected informers

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza execute 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders.

post 22 August 2014
Read more on Michael's blog La Trashiata: satirising celebrity culture the Alison Jackson way

When I was back stage and complimented "David Beckham" on his realistic nasal tones, the actor, to my embarrassment, admitted it was his real voice.

post 22 August 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Why sorry can be the hardest word for doctors

There are many doctors who would gladly have apologised when a mistake has been made but who will have been told by their management or their lawyers that they should do no such thing.

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Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Concerns over risks and benefits of stroke drug

A Lancet article says there are problems with clinical trial data for alteplase, a frontline medicine given to up to 20 per cent of those suffering strokes in England every year.

article 22 August 2014 World, Iraq
News
Little Belgium is Europe's largest exporter of jihadis

Despite Belgium's small size, per capita it is sending the most jihadis from Europe to Syria. Its experience may teach the UK about the recruitment and 'rescue' of jihadis.

article 22 August 2014 World, United States
News
Inequality and lies on the frontline in Ferguson

Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein has been in Ferguson, Missouri, since last week, as protests seethe and simmer over the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

article 22 August 2014 World, Syria
News
Syria deaths at 191,000: 'It's not a number, it's people'

The number of people to die in Syria has risen to over 191,000 in three years, but the conflict has "dropped off the international radar", says the United Nations commissioner.

article 22 August 2014 World, Sierra Leone
News
Tests show Irish man did not die of Ebola virus

The Irish man who died after returning from Sierra Leone did not have Ebola, say authorities. But his family say they were not informed about a potential link, and learned about it from the media.

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Read more on Liam's blog Why is the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season so quiet?

As the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches in the coming weeks, the notable lack of storm activity in the Atlantic ocean continues.

article 22 August 2014 World, Ukraine
Russian convoy approaches Ukraine border (Reuters)
Kiev accuses Russia of 'invasion' as convoy crosses border

A column of Russian trucks crosses the border into eastern Ukraine without permission in what Kiev called a "direct invasion" of its territory.

post 22 August 2014
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Sarah Waters: how grim reality of war changed women's lives

If the lives of UK women, and especially lesbian women, are very different now, there's a very contemporary relevance to Waters' reflections on the futility of war and the terrible toll it exacted.

video 22 August 2014 World, Iraq

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IS has an 'apocalyptic, end of days vision' - video

General Martin Dempsey and US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel say IS militants pose the greatest threat to the US: tackling the group in Syria as well as Iraq is the only way to defeat them.

article 22 August 2014 UK
News
LMA apologises for Mackay's 'friendly banter' apology

Ex-Cardiff manager Malky Mackay's statement that offensive text messages were "banter" was widely condemned: now the League Managers Association (LMA) has apologised for its apology.

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Ukraine’s President Poroshenko on the entry of a Russian aid convoy into his country.

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"Isis will only truly be defeated when it is rejected by the 20 million disenfranchised Sunnis, that happen to reside between Damascus and Baghdad"

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey says that tackling the Islamic State (IS) base in Syria is the only way to defeat it.

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Need a plan for tonight after getting your GCSEs? Here’s one: chuck some fluorescent paint around in a white room. That’s what’s happening at the results day Art Party hosted by Bob and Roberta Smith, aka artist Patrick Brill. Psst, he’s the guy who did a giant piece of work called Letter to Michael Gove…

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How this year’s GCSE results compare with last year’s - read more here: bit.ly/1tjZnjR