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Sunday, August 31, 2014
It's suburban America, but it could be anywhere hit by the economic crisis: eviction drama “99 Homes” is a portrayal of bankruptcy, greed and despair as compelling as it is disturbing.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Ebola hits 5th WAfrican state as Senegal confirms first case
The Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,500 people across West Africa spread to a fifth country in the region on Friday with the first confirmed case of the deadly virus in Senegal.
The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly US$1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country.
Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town
Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.
Freed Pakistani academic taught the children of Taliban captors
A Pakistani academic freed after four years in Taliban captivity on Friday told how he taught the militants' children math and English and met their feared former leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
.S. President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops — the latest in a string of atrocities that have shocked the world.
The U.S. commander who helped place special operation forces at the forefront of the American military hung up his uniform on Thursday, hailing a “golden age” for the elite commandos.
'The audacity of taupe': Obama summer suit creates sartorial stir
The subjects were serious enough at U.S. President Barack Obama's impromptu press conference Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.
Nigeria to centralize data with electronic identity card project
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday launched a national electronic identity card scheme, which backers said would boost access to financial and government services in Africa's most populous nation.
Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies just a day after he moved from premier to head of state, with former Europe minister Mevlut Cavusoglu promoted to foreign minister.
  
  
  
  
  
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