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Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson
Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.


ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley
The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.


In Retaking of Iraqi Dam, Evidence of American Impact
A Kurdish fighter with a black ISIS flag kissed the Kurdish flag at the recaptured Mosul Dam.The scene around the strategically important Mosul Dam bore testament to the deadly effect American airstrikes were having on the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.


Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts
Dr. Joanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without Borders, called the outbreak in West Africa a ?complete disaster? of a scale not yet known.


Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200
The latest figures from the World Health Organization showed that more than 80 people died of the illness between Aug. 14 and 16.


German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is emerging more and more as a pivotal leader on the Ukraine conflict as she dances delicately between opposing forces.


Plenty of Room at the Top of Ukraine?s Fading Rebellion
In what separatist officials call the ?Ukrainianization? of the leadership, almost all the original Russian leaders of the rebellion have resigned and gone home, replaced by Ukrainians of dubious qualifications.


Listening Post : Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline
The president was rejecting a growing chorus of arguments in Washington that the chaos in Iraq should prompt him to reconsider his timetable for withdrawing the last soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

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•  Drone drops mobiles into Greek jail
Guards found mobiles, chargers and headphones inside but have not located a suspect.
•  Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.
•  Capaldi: Doctor 'not yet in place'
New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.
•  Robot butlers dismissed as 'gimmick'
A US hotel chain has been criticised over plans to introduce robotic butlers to its workforce.
•  VIDEO: Timelapse shows 'Big Ben' clock cleaning
Cleaners have been working on the clock face on the Elizabeth Tower for the first time in since 2010.

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•  VIDEO: House prices mean life in a cemetery
In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, rising prices have forced almost two million people out of their homes over the years, and many now live in cemeteries.
•  VIDEO: Protesters march on Pakistan parliament
Anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are advancing towards parliament, breaching a designated secure zone in the capital Islamabad.
•  VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China
The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.
•  VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
•  VIDEO: Jackie Chan son in drug arrest
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.

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