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Home Depot latest victim of hackers

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Home Depot latest victim of hackers
Heather RecordsATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Home Depot may be latest victim of hackers. The company is investigating what it calls "suspicious activity."

Morwell and the Hazelwood mine fire report: the fallout

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Morwell and the Hazelwood mine fire report: the fallout
The regulatory regime was weak and communication poor but this fire might never have taken hold had GDF Suez done what it should have done Continue reading...

Tasmanian government rips up 'job-destroying' forestry peace deal

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Tasmanian government rips up 'job-destroying' forestry peace deal
400,000 hectares of protected native forest to be opened to logging in move Liberals say will enhance job creation Continue reading...

Putin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit

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ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia for a working visit amid a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine that has sharply raised tensions with Washington and NATO.

US sends 350 more troops to Iraq to protect Baghdad embassy

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US sends 350 more troops to Iraq to protect Baghdad embassy
New contingent will not serve in a combat role, White House says, as US troop numbers in Iraq rise above 1,000 Continue reading...


Teen sues South Carolina DMV over license photo

16-year-old says he was "humiliated" when officials made him remove his makeup for license photo

Adding extra protection to data stored on cloud

Cloud servers have become vital for tech users, but experts urge caution. As CNET.com's Sumi Das explains, adding an extra layer of protection could keep ... more

Girl's family "devastated" by Uzi instructor's death

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Fatal accident turned summer vacation into "a life-changing tragedy," family says in statement asking for prayers

"SWATTING" Prank Terrifies Couple

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Internet prankster sends SWAT team to couple's home by placing a fake distress call. KSL's Sandra Yi reports.

Key hearing on Detroit's historic bankruptcy begins in U.S. court

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DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit will not recover, and it may not survive as a major city if its debts are not significantly reduced during bankruptcy, ... more
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Calais mayor threatens to block port if UK fails to help deal with migrants

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Calais mayor threatens to block port if UK fails to help deal with migrants
Natacha Bouchart says such a move would be illegal, but she wants to send a strong message to BritainThe mayor of Calais has threatened to ... more

Lib Dems promise 15 hours' free childcare a week for two-year-olds

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Lib Dems promise 15 hours' free childcare a week for two-year-olds
£800m proposal among 300 ideas in pre-manifesto document, which also includes raising personal tax allowance to £12,500Parents of all two-year-olds will benefit from 15 hours ... more

Web of corrupt activity costs poorest countries a trillion dollars a year

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Web of corrupt activity costs poorest countries a trillion dollars a year
Anonymous shell companies and shady natural resources deals targeted in report that calls on G20 to drive for transparencyMore than 3.5 million lives a year ... more

UK moves up to ninth in thinktank's list of best performing economies

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UK moves up to ninth in thinktank's list of best performing economies
World Economic Forum praises flexible labour market, uptake of technology and government efforts to reduce public sector deficitBritain has moved up a list of the ... more

Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority

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Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority
Breitling Energy's Telegraph advert 'misled the public'The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a US energy company misled the public when it made unsubstantiated claims ... more
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Berlin Journal: Monument Seeks to End Silence on Killings of the Disabled by the Nazis

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Berlin Journal: Monument Seeks to End Silence on Killings of the Disabled by the Nazis
In Germany, adding some 300,000 people to the list of those to be remembered as victims of the Holocaust.

U.S. and Europe Are Struggling With Response to a Bold Russia

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U.S. and Europe Are Struggling With Response to a Bold Russia
Officials hope that any new measures will have more impact than the economic sanctions imposed on Moscow so far.

Ukraine, Caught in a Vise

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Behind the continuing military conflict in eastern Ukraine lies an economic split. The country is moving toward Europe, straining its longstanding ties with Russia.

Credit Suisse Chat-Room Review Leads to Probe

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An internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate employee behavior has roiled the bank's European stock-trading desk.

Ukraine's Dilemma: Talk With Rebels or Fight With Russia

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A peace deal could involve ceding control over Ukraine's eastern regions to Moscow-backed separatists, but a war of attrition with Russia would risk further loss ... more

World Briefing: India: Militants Are Killed in Shootout in Kashmir

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The Indian authorities said they killed three antigovernment militants Tuesday after a shootout in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir.

Pakistani Lawmakers Back Nawaz Sharif Amid Calls for Resignation

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Pakistani Lawmakers Back Nawaz Sharif Amid Calls for Resignation
The lawmakers met in an emergency session to express support for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, after violent protests had appeared to bring the government to ... more

Iran Unfetters Cellphones, and the Pictures Start Flowing

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In a victory for President Hassan Rouhani over hard-liners, Iranians can now do what people elsewhere have long done without thinking — easily send and ... more

To Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and Minorities

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To Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and Minorities
The incentives are a trial policy in Xinjiang, an area where ethnic tensions between Uighurs and Han have erupted into violence recently.

Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate’s Column

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Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate’s Column
The columnist’s supporters said The Hong Kong Economic Journal’s decision was a blow to the city’s beleaguered media freedoms, a criticism the newspaper rejected.

Brazil’s Politicians Often Play the Clown in Ads

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Before the Oct. 5 elections in Brazil, candidates are creating jaw-dropping campaign advertisements to grab hold of voters’ attention and to stand out.

U.S. Travelers to Cuba Face Stricter Rules on Imports

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Cuba has imposed stronger restrictions on goods being brought into the country by relatives of its citizens, meaning some Americans will not be able to ... more

Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer
In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without ... more

International Education: Illinois Revoked Job Offer After Professor Criticized Israel

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Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revoked the offer following Twitter posts about Israel.

John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66

published Sat, Aug 30 2014 15:39 GMT
John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66
Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.

Israel Says Hamas Is Hurt Significantly

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In a recap of the 50-day war in Gaza, Israel says it killed several hundred militants, including senior commanders, and that militant groups operating Gaza ... more

Yemeni President Dismisses Government After Weeks of Unrest

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Yemen’s president proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government officials said, in moves aimed at quelling weeks of unrest.

World Briefing: Mali: U.N. Peacekeepers Die After Convoy Hits Mine

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At least four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: 88 Held on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties

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Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks at home and abroad, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

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The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling ... more

Alaska gubernatorial candidates join forces against GOP incumbent

The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor said Tuesday that they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican ... more

More U.S. military personnel being sent to Iraq

In bid to address growing threat from ISIS, president is ordering additional troops to Baghdad to protect U.S. facilities and personnel

Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

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Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position ... more

Key hearing on Detroit's historic bankruptcy begins in U.S. court

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DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit will not recover, and it may not survive as a major city if its debts are not significantly reduced during bankruptcy, ... more

Celebrity hacking clouds Apple's upcoming product launch

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. But the leak of racy celebrity photos in ... more