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National Guard troops walk through a staging area located at a shopping center parking lot in Ferguson, Missouri.

National Guard begins pullout from riot-weary Ferguson, Missouri

Friday 22 August 2014 06:35

Missouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the riot-weary town of Ferguson on Thursday.

National Guard begins pullout from riot-weary Ferguson, Missouri

Friday 22 August 2014 06:35

Missouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the riot-weary town of Ferguson on Thursday.

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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Thursday 21 August 2014 12:41

Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

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US military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley

Thursday 21 August 2014 05:54

The United States military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria.

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UN Security Council concerned by resumption of Gaza violence

Thursday 21 August 2014 05:44

The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed "grave concern" at the resumption of hostilities in Gaza between Israel and Palestinians and called upon the parties to resume negotiations.

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Sweden warns of rising immigration costs as election nears

Wednesday 20 August 2014 20:03

Sweden will not "shut the door" on record numbers of asylum seekers but they pose a growing financial burden.

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Liberian police fire teargas to disperse protest over Ebola quarantine

Wednesday 20 August 2014 15:52

Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired teargas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighbourhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus, witnesses s

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Gaza war rages on

Wednesday 20 August 2014 15:25

An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

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Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request

Wednesday 20 August 2014 08:20

Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members.

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Islamic State says it beheaded U.S. journalist

Wednesday 20 August 2014 06:14

Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US.

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Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

Wednesday 20 August 2014 05:56

Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike.

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