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Read more from Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Gurublog Why we shouldn't share - or view - the video of James Foley's murder

We don't need to see the brutal footage of the murder of journalist James Foley to know that his death was wrong. But by refusing to share it, we can diminish its propaganda value.

article 20 August 2014 World, Japan
Japan Landslide
Liam Dutton by Japan landslide kills dozens

A landslide on the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, triggered by torrential rain, has left at least 27 people dead, including several children.

video 20 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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What does Islamic State Brit think of beheading videos?

Last week, we spoke Abu Rumauysah about British citizens who have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State. During the interview, we challenged him on the use of beheading videos by IS.

article 20 August 2014 Iraq
News
Islamic State: most searched terror group on the web

Extremist group the Islamic State may claim ancient roots, but its barbaric actions and propaganda machine have made it the most searched for and tweeted about terror group on the modern web.

article 20 August 2014 World, Ukraine
News
Russians pull down Ukrainian flag from Stalin landmark

Four protesters are arrested after a Russian flag appears on a famous Russian landmark in Moscow and a golden Soviet star is painted blue.

article 20 August 2014 UK
News
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.

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

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".

article 20 August 2014 World, United States
News
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.

video 19 August 2014 World, United States

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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.

post 19 August 2014
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.

post 19 August 2014
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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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.