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article 23 August 2014 UK, Iraq
Theresa May pledges new laws to tackle extremism
Theresa May pledges new laws to tackle extremism

Home Secretary Theresa May is poised to bring in new laws to prevent the spread of extremism, in the wake of the murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.

article 23 August 2014 World, Ukraine
Aid convoy trucks cross back from Ukraine into Russia
Russian trucks cross back over the frontier from Ukraine into Russia (Reuters)

Some 100 trucks from a Russian aid convoy which crossed into Ukraine on Friday have crossed back into Russia. The incursion had been described as a "direct invasion" by Kiev.

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article 23 August 2014 UK, Afghanistan
Two lorry drivers are remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks.
Lorry drivers remanded over Tilbury container death

Two lorry drivers are remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the discovery of a dead man in a container at Tilbury docks.

article 23 August 2014 UK
News
Is Notting Hill carnival in danger of losing its soul?

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

article 23 August 2014 UK
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt sets out changes to hospital car parking to benefit relatives of the chronically ill, disabled patients and staff.
'Unfair' hospital parking rules set for reform

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt sets out changes to hospital car parking to benefit relatives of the chronically ill, disabled patients and staff.

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, 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.

post 22 August 2014
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.

post 22 August 2014
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 UK
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.
by 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.

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.

post 22 August 2014
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.

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Russian officials say they are not contemplating closing the country’s McDonald’s chain, after inspections were carried out against the backdrop of worsening relations between Moscow and the west.

Three outlets in Moscow have been closed by Russia’s food safety watchdog, citing breaches of sanitary regulations.

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"There must be two sides to be successful. You cannot achieve peace on your own. I hope the talks with Russia will lead to success."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on her first visit to Ukraine, presses Moscow to engage on a peace plan with Kiev.

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A boat with about 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, says the Libyan navy.

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Russian aid trucks, which crossed into Ukraine without official permission on Friday, have been loading up equipment from military plants in Ukraine, according to a Ukrainian military spokesman.

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Equipment was taken from the Topaz plant which makes radar systems, and from a factory in Luhansk which produces firearms’ magazines, he told reporters.

A convoy of 184 Russian vehicles has now travelled back from Ukraine into Russia.

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"My main goal is for the truce talks to resume in Egypt as soon as possible to avoid more casualties and sacrifices."

Palestinian President Mahmound Abbas calls for a swift resumption of talks between Israel and Palestinians to end the Gaza crisis.

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"This is a flagrant violation of international law."

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