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Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro compared NATO’s recent statements to that of Nazi SS and accused US and its allies of igniting conflicts abroad. Castro slammed John McCain for backing Israel and accused both of being involved in the creation of ISIS.‘Stop NATO!’ Anti-militarist protest gains momentum in Wales ahead of summit...

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Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TRIPOLI, September 1, 2014: Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted today from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of this city to armed militias.
 
The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers....

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UN Human Rights Council to probe IS crimes in Iraq
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GENEVA, September 1, 2014: The UN Human Rights Council today unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Islamic State atrocities, as Baghdad warned the country was facing a terrorist monster.
 
The 47 members of the United Nations' top rights body accepted without a vote a resolution urging the probe presented by Iraq and supported by more than 100 states....

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Anti-Israel British MP George Galloway badly injured in street attack
Saturday, August 30, 2014

LONDON - Respect MP George Galloway was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw on Friday night after being attacked in the street.
 
Police arrested a British man over the incident, which is believed to have been prompted by comments Galloway has made about Israel in past weeks.
 
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Australia deports cocaine addict surgeon back to Malaysia
Thursday, August 28, 2014

SYDNEY, August 28, 2014: A neurosurgeon jailed after two prostitutes died following cocaine-fuelled sex sessions at his home here has been deported to his native Malaysia, authorities said today.
 
Suresh Nair was jailed in 2011 after pleading guilty to a number of charges, including supplying cocaine to Victoria McIntyre, 23, who died in hospital after a marathon sex and drug session at his apartment in 2009....

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MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought
Thursday, August 28, 2014

CANBERRA, August 28, 2014: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane's possible location emerged, Australia said today.
 
Fresh information suggested the jet may have turned south earlier than thought, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said.
 
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Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights
Thursday, August 28, 2014

FREETOWN, August 28, 2014 - The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
 
Air France has agreed to Paris's request for a "temporary suspension" of services to Sierra Leone, leaving its capital Freetown and Monrovia in neighbouring Liberia with just one regular service, from Royal Air Morocco....

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Australia to erect MH17 memorial
Thursday, August 28, 2014

MELBOURNE, Aug 28 - A memorial for victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 disaster is to be erected in the gardens of the Federal Parliament in Canberra. 
 
Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament it would be completed for the first anniversary of the tragedy, which cost the lives of 38 people who called Australia home. 
 
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Gaza ceasefire has no winners
Thursday, August 28, 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel and Palestinians both boasted of victory in the Gaza war but analysts say Hamas received only promises while the conflict aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership. "After 50 days of fighting, both sides were exhausted so that's why they reached a ceasefire," said Middle East analyst Eyal Zisser of the Israeli Moshe Dayan Institute. ...

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IMF chief charged with negligence
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PARIS, August 27, 2014: IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announced today she had been charged with negligence over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister.
 
The shock announcement came a day after she was grilled for more than 15 hours by a special court here that probes ministerial misconduct, the fourth...

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