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post 01 January 2001
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei US foreign policy is like 'smoking without inhaling'

To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can't be sure where.

article 22 August 2014 UK, Iraq
Top US general calls for acton against IS in Syria
America's most senior general Martin Dempsey says the military offensive against Islamic State should be broadened, with attacks on the militants in Syria as well as Iraq (Getty)

America's most senior general Martin Dempsey says the military offensive against Islamic State should be broadened, with attacks on the militants in Syria as well as Iraq.

article 22 August 2014 World, Ukraine
Kiev accuses Russia of 'invasion' as convoy crosses border
Russian convoy approaches Ukraine border (Reuters)

A column of Russian trucks crosses the border into eastern Ukraine without permission in what Kiev called a "direct invasion" of its territory.

article 22 August 2014 UK
LMA apologises for Mackay's 'friendly banter' apology
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Ex-Cardiff manager Malky Mackay's statement that offensive text messages were "banter" was widely condemned: now the League Managers Association (LMA) has apologised for its apology.

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article 22 August 2014 World, Syria
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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
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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.

post 22 August 2014
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog Sarah Waters: how grim reality of war changed women's lives

If the lives of UK women, and especially lesbian women, are very different now, there's a very contemporary relevance to Waters' reflections on the futility of war and the terrible toll it exacted.

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.

post 22 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Why US foreign policy is like 'smoking without inhaling'

To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can't be sure where.

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.

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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.