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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the Shiite-led government struggles to dislodge Sunni militants from areas in the country's west and north.
Scottish independence leader seen as debate victor
Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a fiery final TV showdown, with the pro-independence side hoping a strong showing will give them momentum as postal voting begins on Tuesday.
Paris celebrates its 70-year anniversary of liberation from German occupation
French President Francois Hollande led tributes to the French Resistance on Monday, as Paris celebrated the 70th anniversary of its joyful liberation after four long and bitter years of Nazi occupation in World War II.
Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager
The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer ignited protests and revived the race debate in the United States was eulogized Monday as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice.
Murdered U.S. hostage James Foley told his parents of his life imprisoned with 17 other captives in a Syrian dungeon, in a moving smuggled letter.
A Russian tourist has been arrested and charged after scaling New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his cell phone, authorities said Monday.
An enraged U.S. soldier with a gun died Monday after barricading herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said.
Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for US$970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
Investment guru Buffett to help finance Burger King deal: report
Warren Buffett will help finance Burger King's planned takeover of the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Obama backs surveillance over Syria
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, officials said early Tuesday, in a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militants.
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