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article 29 August 2014 UK, Iraq
UK terror threat raised to 'severe'
Police officer

The UK terror threat is raised from substantial to severe - meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely - whilst David Cameron promises to make it harder for British jihadis to travel abroad.

article 29 August 2014 UK
'Time running out' for missing brain tumour boy
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Police searching for five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken from hospital, say the battery on his feeding system runs out soon and his health will "deteriorate rapidly".

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Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

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video 29 August 2014 Politics

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'1,000 for a Ukip defect? Not too bad!' - video

Ukip donor Stuart Wheeler admits to having had lunch with eight Tory MPs, one of whom - Douglas Carswell - has just joined Ukip. He tells Matt Frei Mr Carswell was very brave to defect.

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Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: can't we already seize jihadis' passports?

David Cameron has announced new legislation to stop terror suspects travelling abroad. But can't we already confiscate their passports?

post 29 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Ukraine: lessons Putin must learn from Russian invasion of Afghanistan

President Putin seems confident as he says one thing and does another - denying Russian soldiers have crossed the border despite overwhelming evidence is classic Soviet doublespeak.

article 29 August 2014 Iraq
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Does this laptop prove Islamic State wants a dirty bomb?

A laptop with details of how to build a dirty bomb has been found in Syria. One expert tells Channel 4 News that such an attack could be "easier than flying a plane into a tall building".

article 29 August 2014 World, Malaysia
Malaysia Airlines is cutting its workforce by a third and reducing its route network following the disappearance of one of its flights and the shooting down of another (Reuters)
Can job cuts save disaster- struck Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines is cutting its workforce by a third and reducing its route network following the disappearance of one of its flights and the shooting down of another.

video 29 August 2014 UK

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'A deeper threat': Cameron on Islamic State - video

David Cameron says the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists is "a deeper threat than we have faced before", as the UK's terror rating is raised to its highest level in three years.

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Carswell: I owe it to people of Clacton - video

Former Conservative MP Douglas Carswell says he decided to prompt a by-election because he owes it to the people of Clacton to ask them what they think about Ukip.

article 29 August 2014 UK
NHS food being served in 2000 (Getty)
New rules for hospital food - what do you think?

Hospitals are to be forced to meet "tough new mandatory standards" under government rules to improve hospital food, the Department of Health announces.

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Read more on Liam's blog Summer 2014 weather: a great start but August falters

As August draws to a close, so does meteorological summer (June, July and August), which means that provisional statistics are now available for how summer shaped up this year.

article 29 August 2014 World, Ukraine
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Have soldiers' selfies given away Russia's Ukraine role?

Russia continues to deny its soldiers are operating officially in Ukraine. Russian soldiers have been rushing to delete information on Instagram that may tell a different story.

article 29 August 2014 World, Iceland
Iceland's meteorological office raises its aviation alert level to maximum after a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system.
Stunning video captures erupting Icelandic volcano

Iceland's meteorological office raises its aviation alert level to maximum after an eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system.

post 29 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

article 29 August 2014 World, Syria
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Three million Syria refugees flee conflict - UN

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war rises above 3 million, the United Nations refugee agency says.

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Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama's plan for Middle East no clearer

Obama admitted 'we don't have a strategy yet', which is why there was no need to put anything before congress, or bring the American people into the debate. He didn't want to put the cart in front of

article 28 August 2014 UK
Rotherham child abuse
Rotherham inspection ordered after widespread abuse

After the child abuse scandal in Rotherham, the education secretary orders an inspection of child protection services there. But do victims nationwide still face a culture of disbelief?

post 28 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what do we know about the grooming gangs?

How many child grooming gangs are operating on the streets of Britain? Who is most at risk? FactCheck finds out.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Could an independent heart outweigh a sceptical economic mind?

Of the big macro issues - banking, debt, oil and the pound - the most critical is banking. But a desire to reject free markets, privatisation and high inequality will also play its part.

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"I want to remind you that Russia is one of the biggest nuclear powers in the world… and we plan to increase that potential"

Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing a pro-Kremlin youth camp.

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Supermarket giants Tesco reveals another profits warning and slashes its dividend to shareholders by 75 per cent.

The supermarket giant said its new chief executive Dave Lewis will now start work a month earlier than planned on Monday in order to commence a review of “every aspect” of the group’s operations.

Tesco said market conditions remained challenging as it cut its forecast for 2014/15 trading profits to between 2.4bn and 2.5bn, well below City forecasts and down on the 3.3bn reported the previous year.

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