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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 World
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UN failed to save 'hundreds of thousands of lives'

In her final speech to the UN security council, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says a focus on short-term interests stopped the group from preventing large scale human suffering.

post 21 August 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog How many western hostages are still out there?

So far Islamic State has seized territory in Iraq and Syria that is about the size of Belgium, but their plans to expand the caliphate don¿t appear to end there.

post 21 August 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Can eating fatty meat and whole milk help you lose weight?

Cheese, butter, clotted cream and a brick sized rib-eye steak. Delicious... but it's also all good for you - and can even help you lose weight. Complete fantasy? Not according to a new book.

post 21 August 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog The hunt for the 'British' jihadi who killed James Foley

A manhunt is under way for the jihadi, believed to be British, who appeared in video footage showing the murder of US journalist James Foley.

video 21 August 2014 World

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Is the UK the main supplier of western-raised jihadists?

Islamist activist Bilal Abdul Kareem tells Channel 4 News that it's not true that Britain is now the biggest exporter of jihadis to Iraq and Syria. "However, the threat of Isis is real," he says.

video 21 August 2014 UK

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Farage: UK should strip jihadists of citizenship - video

Ukip leader Nigel Farage calls for militants fighting for Islamic State to be barred from returning to UK, regardless of EU law.

video 21 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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Are the US and Syria now on the same side? - video

Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, adviser to Syrian Presidency tells Channel 4 News that western reactions to Isis "are coming too little too late." "The whole world should be against Isis," she says.

post 21 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: when can you leave education?

Most teenagers who got their GCSE results today have been told they must stay in education or training until they are 18. But what if they refuse?

post 21 August 2014
Read more on Michael's blog How 'nuclear-free' would an independent Scotland really be?

Alex Salmond has privately told the boss of the energy firm EDF not to worry about future of its nuclear power stations, despite SNP pledge to phase them out.

article 21 August 2014 World, Guinea
Dr Kent Brantly survives Ebola.
'Today is a miraculous day' says Ebola surviving doctor

Two US aid workers beat Ebola thanks to an experimental drug, giving renewed hope in the fight to contain the outbreak behind more than 1,400 deaths in Africa.

post 21 August 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Hep C drug that can cure - but is it too expensive?

There are some phone calls which brighten up your day. I have just had one of those. It was from Nils Nordal and he was phoning from his hospital bed in the Royal Free, north London.

article 21 August 2014 World, Iraq
Islamic State in overdrive to keep propaganda network online
Islamic State in overdrive to keep propaganda network online

Islamic State is distributing a document seen by Channel 4 News which explains how to avoid being excluded from social media.

video 21 August 2014 UK

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Where do you get that darkness from? Northampton - video

He's written Batman and Superman graphic novels - and produced cult works like V for Vendetta but Alan Moore's latest film is a sinister re-imagining of his home town of Northampton.

article 21 August 2014 UK
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Andy Davies by GCSE results: the smiles, the hugs - and the relief

It was a tense morning for GCSE students opening their results at Severn Vale School in Quedgeley, Gloucester. Would more rigorous exams mean lower grades?

article 21 August 2014 World, Israel
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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Thousands attend the funeral of three senior Hamas military commanders killed in the Gaza Strip.

article 21 August 2014 UK
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GCSE results: A* to C grades rise, but English scores fall

The latest exam results show a rise in the number of A* to C grades overall, but grades in English have fallen slightly, as exam chiefs say GCSE reforms have played a part in the changing trends.

post 21 August 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The final bank holiday of the year is approaching and it's likely to be a busy one with many schools still in the midst of the summer holidays. But what will the weather deliver us?

article 21 August 2014 UK
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Mackay, Moody and the 'sexist, homophobic and racist' texts

The Football Association is investigating Malky Mackay and Iain Moody over allegedly damning text messages exchanged during their time at Cardiff City, revealed by Bluebirds Chairman Vincent Tan.

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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

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A day after a tense standoff between the residents wanting to leave an area of Monrovia which has been quarantined due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus, and local police, it is announced that an American doctor treated with an experimental drug has left hospital in the USA.

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Former Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, pictured here with Bill Clinton in 1993, has died at the age of 81. He became prime minister in 1992, and only served for under three years, but during that time, he was one of the main architects of the historic Downing Street Declaration which paved the way for Northern Ireland’s peace process.

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Dubya joins the "ice bucket challenge"  craze & he’s nominated Bill Clinton to go next. Which current or former world leaders would you choose?