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article 20 August 2014 World, Iraq
Islamic State video claims to show US journalist beheading
James Foley (Credit: Nicole Tung)

Islamic State, the jihadi group that controls parts of Iraq and Syria, releases a video purporting to show missing US journalist James Foley being beheaded - in what it calls a "message to America".

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article 20 August 2014 UK
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Lib Dems lift Lord Rennard's suspension

The Liberal Democrats lift Lord Rennard's suspension from the party. But one alleged victim of sexual harassment, who resigned when he was not expelled, says they are failing to stand up for women.

video 20 August 2014 World, United States

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Rapper Nelly in Ferguson: 'We have a choice!' - video

"We have a choice" says rapper Nelly as he joins protests in Ferguson on Tuesday to give his support to the family of Mike Brown, whose death sparked widespread protests in the Missouri town.

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Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog A policeman raised his rifle and pointed it directly at us

Peaceful protests in Ferguson quickly escalated last night, and we met a white police officer who pointed his gun at us and protesters, sweeping it from side to side.

article 20 August 2014 World, United States
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Police shoot dead second man in St Louis, Missouri

A second black man is shot dead by police officers in St Louis, not far from where Michael Brown died on 9 August. Police say he was brandishing a knife, and was shot in self defence.

article 19 August 2014 World, Israel
Gaza conflict resumes
Two-year-old child and woman killed as Gaza ceasefire ends

A two-year-old child and a woman are killed in an Israeli airstrike as a week-long Gaza ceasefire crumbles - with Hamas blamed for firing the first rockets.

video 19 August 2014 UK

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Porn 'a part of everyday life' for teenagers - video debate

"They (boys) explain to us how they expect us to act... from watching it (porn) online" - two young women share their views as a report suggests pornography is a part of every day life for teenagers.

video 19 August 2014 World, Iraq

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On the road with Yazidis fleeing for their lives - video

Tens of thousands of Yazidis have fled for their lives from Islamic State fighters through the northern Iraqi desert - Kurdish photojournalist Zmnako Ismael recorded their perilous journey.

video 19 August 2014 UK

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Tracking down the Tilbury docks survivors - video

After being discovered in a shipping container in Tilbury docks, Essex, dozens of Afghan migrants are recovering in the UK. Cordelia Lynch tracked down the Tilbury survivors to hear their stories.

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Truck hangs off overpass after crash - video

A large lorry crashes over a New Jersey roadway in the United States, and is left dangling on the edge of an overpass. The driver was taken to hospital - the extent of his injuries is unclear.

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Read more from Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Gurublog Gaza heart surgery girl Hala is out of danger - but for how long?

Three-year-old Hala's health has been transformed after receiving heart surgery in London. But her home is in ruins and her family fear returning to Gaza.

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Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Islamic State: how western policy is scrambling to catch up

Some say the US and Europe should, while holding their noses, embrace Assad. That may not only be distasteful but also self-defeating: Assad has engineered this situation.

article 19 August 2014 World
Paulo Coelho, interviewed on Channel 4 News
Paulo Coelho: having an affair and saving your marriage

Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho talks to Channel 4 News about adultery, depression, betrayal and how he connects with readers through social media.

article 19 August 2014 United States
News
Most repressive regimes condemn Ferguson police

Some of the world's most repressive regimes condemn police action in Ferguson, Missouri, on state broadcasting outlets and social media. Iran, Russia, China have attacked "human rights abuses".

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Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Bároarbunga: why air travellers needn't fear another 2010

Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano looks like it's about to blow. But don't worry, say volcanologists, the eruption probably won't ruin anybody's travel plans - it's the wrong kind of ash.

article 19 August 2014 World, Ireland
News
Rape victim forced to have Caesarean in Ireland speaks out

A suicidal rape victim forced to have a Caesarean section after 24 weeks in Ireland speaks out for the first time as campaigners say the abortion law remains "not fit for purpose" and too restrictive.

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Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Twitter and tear gas - why Ferguson won't stop yet

Social media and police tactics have combined to turn the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, into an intractable conflict that shows no sign of going away.

article 19 August 2014 UK
Rail passengers will have to pay an extra 3.5 per cent for their season tickets in January on top of the big increases they have seen since the last election (Getty)
Fair fares? Cost of rail tickets rises as wages stagnate

Rail passengers will have to pay an extra 3.5 per cent for their season tickets in January on top of the big increases they have seen since the last election.

article 19 August 2014 World, United States
News
Tear gas, violence and 31 arrests: another night in Ferguson

Police use tear gas against protesters and make 31 arrests in another night of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, as President Obama sends the attorney general to meet with investigators.

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US journalist James Foley, who Islamic State claims to have beheaded.

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Police in Northern Ireland arrest a man on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks.

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The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s nephew.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the accident occurred Tuesday morning in the area of Cordoba, a major Argentine city.

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Police in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena thwart a mass shooting plot with the arrest of two teenagers who were conspiring to kill several members of staff and as many fellow students as possible at their high school.

Detectives were tipped off to the plot by South Pasadena High School administrators and arrested the two students after serving search warrants at each of their homes, the South Pasadena Police Department said in a statement posted online.

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Want to know how the latest rail fare hikes compare with other travel costs?

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