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Britain's terror risk level raised to 'severe' as country faces 'greatest threat'

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Britain faces the "greatest and deepest" terror threat in the country's history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists.

Ashya King search: time running out for 'kidnapped' British boy

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Fears increase by the hour for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, taken from a British hospital by his parents, who have fled with their family to France.

United States authorities investigate suspected threat against Barack Obama

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Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama, local media reported.

Nicaraguan workers trapped after goldmine collapses

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Rescue teams in Nicaragua have been scrambling frantically to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground since Thursday after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.

Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer

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Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer
Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Trailer released for "The Rewrite," a romantic comedy starring Marisa Tomei and Hugh Grant.


Boston Marathon bombing suspect seeks trial delay

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they need more time to evaluate "massive amount" of evidence and explore possible mitigating factors

American pastime rolling back into the spotlight

Roller skating is making a comeback; 14 new rinks have opened across the country in the past year with a new twist on the classic ... more

Five-year-old Navajo boy sent home from school because of long hair

Malachi Wilson missed his first day of kindergarten because his hair was deemed too long. His family had to provide proof that he is Native ... more

Restrictive Texas abortion law blocked by judge

Federal judge has thrown out law that would have banned procedure at majority of facilities statewide

Marines deactivate decorated "Walking Dead" unit

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Battalion was decorated for extensive combat in WWII and Vietnam; earned grim nickname from high rate of casualties in Vietnam
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Mesut Özil unhappy over criticism of Arsenal and Germany displays

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Mesut Özil unhappy over criticism of Arsenal and Germany displays
Im one of the best players in the world in No10 position Arsenal can reach Champions League final, says playmakerMesut Özil has come out all ... more

The X Factor lowers its age limit to 14 despite Dermot O'Leary's reservations

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The X Factor lowers its age limit to 14 despite Dermot O'Leary's reservations
Presenter said the decision did not make sense to him 'on paper' but that he has been silenced by maturity of some childrenSimon Cowell has ... more

George Galloway badly injured in street attack

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George Galloway badly injured in street attack
Man held after Respect MP suffers suspected broken jaw during attack in London apparently prompted by prior remarks on IsraelRespect MP George Galloway was taken ... more

Arsène Wenger says new striker not essential for Arsenal

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Arsène Wenger says new striker not essential for Arsenal
Arsène Wenger hints defensive arrivals more likely Arsenal manager refuses to panic over new striker Our transfer window interactiveArsène Wenger has said Arsenals hopes this ... more

The Pacific islands are drowning, we need the worlds help

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The Pacific islands are drowning, we need the worlds help
As prime minister of Samoa I urge the global leaders who will gather at our small islands summit next week to rise above the rhetoric ... more
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Seeing Just One Way for Greece to Go: Up

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With early signs of a recovery appearing, the new finance minister, Gikas Hardouvelis, is projecting optimism before meeting with international creditors.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Queen’s Forbidden Love

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Queen’s Forbidden Love
Victoria’s relationship with her servant had a flirtatious side.

Arts | Westchester: Inspiration From a Dramatic Landscape

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Arts | Westchester: Inspiration From a Dramatic Landscape
“Iceland: Artists Respond to Place,” described as the first American exhibition to focus exclusively on contemporary Icelandic artists and their relationship to the landscape, culls ... more

Italy's Renzi Presents Reform Package

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Prime Minister Matteo Renzi presented a new round of reforms, including a much-awaited decree aimed shaking up Italy's rigid judicial system.

A Long Way From Recovery, Europe Tries to Find Its Way

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Leaders are battling a raft of problems, including deflation and unemployment, and many are increasingly taking issue with Germany’s austerity mantra.

Japan Consumer Inflation Reaches 3.3%

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Factoring in the effects of a sales tax increase in April, the rate is still below the central bank’s target of 2 percent.

Indian Economy Grows 5.7%, Its Fastest Pace in More Than 2 Years

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Manufacturing and mining helped bolster the economy, but the new government still faces a long road to achieve substantial economic changes.

Malaysia Airlines to Cut Work Force and Get Almost $2 Billion Bailout

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Malaysia Airlines to Cut Work Force and Get Almost $2 Billion Bailout
Even the government aid and the elimination of 6,000 jobs will not guarantee a successful restructuring, the majority owner said.

Chinese Antigraft Campaign Focuses on a Coal-Rich Province

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Efforts to purge corruption from the Communist Party have reached Shanxi, a province of northern China abundant in coal and opportunities for crooked deals.

Google Testing Delivery Drones

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Google Testing Delivery Drones
Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods. Rival Amazon.com is also testing delivery drones, and Domino's tested delivering ... more

The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion

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The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion
Some activists like Rebecca Gomperts are now imagining the unthinkable: a future where most abortions happen at home.

World Briefing: Colombia: Assassin for Escobar Released

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A man who confessed to hundreds of murders as the lead assassin for the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been freed from a maximum-security prison ... more

Rio De Janeiro Journal: From a Compound in the Brazilian Hills, Excellence in Math Emerges

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Rio De Janeiro Journal: From a Compound in the Brazilian Hills, Excellence in Math Emerges
The National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in Rio is gaining attention as a hidden gem in a country with few world-renowned educational institutions.

Proposing New Capital Is Old Idea in Argentina

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President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s suggestion to consider making Santiago del Estero the nation’s capital reflects longstanding tension between Buenos Aires and Argentina’s provinces.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Where Are the Brazilian Introverts?

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We’re known for being vivacious and kissing strangers. But some of us are shy.

Listening Post: Obama Again Tips the Scales Toward Caution on Syria

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At every moment when it has appeared that President Obama might be willing to shrug off his reluctance to act militarily in Syria, he has ... more

U.N. Peacekeepers Locked in Standoff With Syrian Rebels

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U.N. Peacekeepers Locked in Standoff With Syrian Rebels
A confrontation along the demarcation line between Syria and the Golan Heights occurred a day after an armed group in the area captured 43 peacekeepers ... more

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Groups

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The latest sanctions from the Obama administration come amid signs that Iran’s military is resisting efforts to open up its nuclear program to deeper inspection.

Study Says ZMapp Works Against Ebola

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All 18 monkeys exposed to a lethal dose of the virus and given the experimental drug survived, raising hopes that ZMapp will work in people.

A Rebel Leader Retreats From Syria to Fight Another Day

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A Rebel Leader Retreats From Syria to Fight Another Day
Kassem Eid, who helped make Moadhamiyeh a symbol of Syrian suffering after government forces blockaded the town in 2012, reluctantly joins the opposition in exile.

Jimmy Carter to headline Muslim conference

The former president has faced some criticism for associating with the Muslim group

Rick Perry seizes on Obama's ISIS "strategy" remark

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The Texas governor was among a handful of possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates featured at this year's Americans for Prosperity summit

Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff ... more

Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

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Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike ... more

U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

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AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge struck down parts of a law restricting abortions in Texas, saying in a decision on Friday that a ... more