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Ryan says Obama must 'step up' and deal with ISIS threat

Fox News - August 29, 2014 - 5:07am

From across the country but in tune with the latest comments from the White House, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan took aim at what President Obama said was his own administration’s lack of strategy in dealing with terrorists operating in Syria.

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Mitch McConnell’s SHOCKING audiotape: Breathless coverage of politics as usual

Fox News - August 29, 2014 - 5:00am

Stop the presses: Mitch McConnell is practicing politics!

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Rivers 'resting' after health scare

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 4:30am
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
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2.6m historic pictures posted online

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 4:18am
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 4:02am
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
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Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

Fox News - August 29, 2014 - 3:51am

Fifty years after the “war on poverty” was first waged, there are signs a new offensive is needed.

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Does Landrieu live in Louisiana?

Fox News - August 29, 2014 - 3:00am
Sen. Mary Landrieu does not have a house of her own in Louisiana, the state she represents in the Senate, but instead claims to live at her parents' address in New Orleans, according to a report by the Washington Post.
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N Korea retracts cheerleader offer

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 2:49am
North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
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VIDEO: Ivory Coast tries to protect border from Ebola

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 2:13am
Preparations are being made on the Liberia-Ivory Coast border to prevent Ebola spreading
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Ex-children's head 'must quit'

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 2:05am
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
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Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 1:39am
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
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No charges in US accidental shooting

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 1:10am
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
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Indian elephant creates own art

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 1:08am
Paintings by an Indian elephant go on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
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'Dead' Indian activist found alive

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 12:20am
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
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Japan's economy signals weakness

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 12:11am
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.
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Farage sights set on more defections

BBC News - August 29, 2014 - 12:10am
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
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VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

BBC News - August 28, 2014 - 11:39pm
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
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VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC News - August 28, 2014 - 11:22pm
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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UN peacekeepers held in Golan

BBC News - August 28, 2014 - 10:50pm
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
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Argentina general strike 'success'

BBC News - August 28, 2014 - 10:13pm
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
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