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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 World, United States
Fifty years since the US civil rights act, why have the parents of black teenagers who have been killed taken their case to the UN? Symeon Brown reports (Getty)
How Mike Brown's death exposes US race inequality

Fifty years since the US civil rights act, why have the parents of black teenagers who have been killed taken their case to the UN?

video 21 August 2014 World, United States

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Officer who pointed gun at journalists in Ferguson suspended

A police officer is suspended after pointing his loaded gun at journalists during the Ferguson protests. In video footage, he was seen levelling his gun after being asked what his name was.

article 21 August 2014 UK, Iraq
News
Darshna Soni by British IS fighters express glee over journalist's murder

As western leaders express shock and outrage at the beheading of US journalist James Foley, British Islamic State fighters use social media to express their support, describing his killer as a "lion".

post 20 August 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Gaza: wife and infant son of Hamas commander killed

A day after the collapse of the latest ceasefire in Gaza, hostilities resume between Israel and Hamas - and the wife and infant son of a Hamas commander are amongst the fatalities.

video 20 August 2014 World, Iraq

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'It was a very deep shock': James Foley friend - video

Nicole Tung, a friend of James Foley who was murdered by the Islamic State, tells Channel 4 News that she and fellow colleagues had been holding onto the hope that the US journalist would be released.

video 20 August 2014 UK, Syria

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Cameron: 'Likely' that Briton murdered James Foley - video

Prime Minister David Cameron says it "looks increasingly likely" that US journalist James Foley was murdered by a British citizen, but the killer has not been identified.

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

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

post 20 August 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog How long did neanderthals rub shoulders with our ancestors?

Neanderthals and humans definitely got together. Around 2 per cent of our genome is 'neanderthal' DNA.