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Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against U.S.: SITE

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, the SITE monitoring service said.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:11 am

Russia says ‘cynical’ U.S. policy pushing world toward new cold war

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Tuesday the “cynical and irresponsible” policy of the United States and its allies is pushing the world to the verge of a new cold war.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:09 am

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:06 am

Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent coup last month, southern African regional leaders said on Tuesday.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:34 am

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:27 am

Yemen clashes between Shi’ite rebels and tribesmen kill 22: sources

SANAA (Reuters) – Twenty-two people were killed in fighting between Shi’ite Muslim rebels and government-allied tribesmen in northern Yemen on Monday and Tuesday, tribal and local sources told Reuters.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:26 am

Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday’s vote on independence.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:08 am

Police boss at center of British child sex scandal quits

LONDON (Reuters) – The elected official in charge of policing in the northern English town of Rotherham quit on Tuesday after weeks of resisting political pressure to stand down over a scandal involving the sexual exploitation of as many as 1,400 children.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:03 am

Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:44 am

China scholar shackled, refused warm clothes ahead of trial: lawyer

BEIJING (Reuters) – An ethnic Uighur academic in China is being kept in shackles and has been refused warm clothing ahead of his trial in the Xinjiang region, his lawyer said on Tuesday, in a case that has drawn concern over judicial and human rights abuses.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:41 am

India says to defend China border after standoff ahead of Xi visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Tuesday it would firmly defend its 3,500-km- (2,200-mile-) long border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just days ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:00 am

Nigeria sentences 12 soldiers to death for mutiny in northeast

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military authorities have sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny in the northeastern region where a Boko Haram Islamist insurgency is raging, they said on Tuesday.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:59 am

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 8:06 am

Six police dead in attack in Egypt’s Sinai: interior ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) – Six Egyptian policemen were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded as they passed through a volatile part of northern Sinai in an armored convoy, the interior ministry said.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 7:05 am

Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:41 am

Turkey would welcome Muslim Brotherhood figures who leave Qatar: Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey would welcome senior figures from Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood after they were asked to leave Qatar under pressure from other Gulf Arab states, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying late on Monday.


Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:15 am

U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

By Oliver Holmes, Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Jason Szep and Ned Parker








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 6:11 am

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington’s efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 5:21 am

Japan PM’s liberal newspaper critic is humbled by errors

TOKYO (Reuters) – It was a rare role reversal for Japan’s influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation’s credibility.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:42 am

Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

TOKYO (Reuters) – An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage.








Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:33 am

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

A pair of Saltire's fly above a Yes sign in Eyemouth, Scotland, Tueday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes." (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:58 am

Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact

Kiev (AFP) – The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday ratified a landmark EU pact that decisively steers the former Soviet state towards the West and away from Russian influence.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:58 am

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital

By Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political stalemate and an emboldened insurgency, with a presidential election still unresolved as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave by the end of the year. …

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:58 am

Iraq officials: Premier has chosen final ministers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers say the country’s prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:57 am

Chinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka

China's President Xi Jinping, left, waves to the gathering as he walks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa upon arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Sri Lanka, where he will help launch a new port city project funded by his government.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:56 am

Marco van Basten steps down as AZ Alkmaar coach

ALKMAAR, Netherlands (AP) — Former Netherlands great Marco van Basten stepped down as coach of AZ Alkmaar only five matches into his first season with the Dutch club, saying Tuesday he has long struggled to cope with the pressures of coaching.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:56 am

Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Premier has selected final Cabinet ministers, including defense and interior.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:52 am

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian official says a convicted rapist and murderer who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:51 am

Dutch to present less austere budget for 2015

People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on 'austerity' and more on security in light of international conflicts.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:48 am

Captain Clarke ruled out of ODI series vs Pakistan

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury.

Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:47 am

World – Google News

Google News

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers ahead of key independence vote – CNN


The Guardian

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers ahead of key independence vote
CNN
Edinburgh, Scotland (CNN) — The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of the United Kingdom in a landmark vote in two days' time. Opinion polls have put the pro-independence and …
Scotland referendum: Britain's major parties make funding guaranteeCBC.ca
Britain pledges state funding to Scotland ahead of independence voteReuters
As it happened: Scottish independence campaign, Monday September 15, 2014Telegraph.co.uk
Daily Mail -The Australian -Forbes
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:15 am

Barack Obama’s ISIS strategy faces skepticism in Congress – CBC.ca


IBNLive

Barack Obama's ISIS strategy faces skepticism in Congress
CBC.ca
U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war. David Haines …
What's going to happen in Syria and Iraq? A guide to the new anti-Isis coalition's The Independent
Syrian Opposition Blasts Reports It Signed a Truce With ISISDaily Beast
US to Assad: Beware of interfering with US air power in SyriaTimes of India
Business Standard -USA TODAY -The Guardian
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 11:12 am

On patrol with Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq – BBC News


BBC News

On patrol with Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq
BBC News
Since President Obama set out his case for dealing with the Islamic State (IS) militants, US Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to rally support from across the Middle East. On Monday he met foreign ministers from 30 countries in Paris to agree a plan to …
Group of 26 countries vows to support fight against Islamic StateIrish Times
US Expands Air Strikes in Iraq as Congress Debates Aid to Syrian OppositionVoice of America
U.S. launches new phase of mission to 'destroy' ISIS with offensive airstrikeDaily Mail
Channel 4 News -Philly.com -The Times (subscription)
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:59 am

Ukraine parliament ratifies pivotal EU pact – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Ukraine parliament ratifies pivotal EU pact
USA TODAY
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote …
Russian rouble hits new low on sanctionsBBC News
UPDATE 2-Russia needs govt investment to avoid recession, former finance Reuters
Ukraine parliament ratfies EU deal that sparked political crisisFox News
Daily Mail -Haaretz
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:56 am

CCTV shows last image of Brit tourists murdered on Thai beach – Daily Mail


National Post

CCTV shows last image of Brit tourists murdered on Thai beach
Daily Mail
Walking hand in hand, this haunting picture shows two British tourists shortly before they were bludgeoned to death on a Thai island. Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey in the Channel Islands, were found with horrific head …
Koh Tao Killings: Police Take DNA Samples After Tourists Are SlainNBCNews.com
Thai cops hunt for clues in Brits' murderCBS News
Thai Police Hunt for Killer of British TouristsWall Street Journal
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:42 am

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital – Reuters


Reuters

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital
Reuters
KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the …
Soldiers Killed in Suicide Attack at US Base in KabulNew York Times
NATO troops killed in AfghanistanWashington Post
Backgrounder: Major attacks in Afghan capital in 2014Xinhua
Businessweek -NPR (blog) -CNN
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:39 am

An ‘Everyday Taxi Driver’ the Latest Threatened With ISIS Death – ABC News


ABC News

An 'Everyday Taxi Driver' the Latest Threatened With ISIS Death
ABC News
Alan Henning, the latest hostage threatened with death by militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is neither a journalist nor a professional aid worker. The 47-year-old is a taxi driver from northwest England whom friends describe as a “big man …
Al-Qaeda asked Isis fighters to let British hostage goThe Times (subscription)
Foreign Secretary admits location of hostages is unknownHerald Scotland

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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:31 am

Typhoon Kalmaegi Hits Southern China – Voice of America


Voice of America

Typhoon Kalmaegi Hits Southern China
Voice of America
A powerful typhoon is bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall to southern China, prompting flight disruptions and evacuations. Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall early Tuesday on the island of Hainan, China's southernmost province. The official Xinhua news …
Typhoon hits China's Hainan after shutting down Hong Konggulfnews.com
Typhoon Kalmaegi lashes Hong Kong with strong winds, rain; approaches Indian Express
Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Chinese island after Hong Kong shutdownThe Guardian
South China Morning Post (subscription) -Shanghai Daily (subscription) -Hong Kong Standard
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 9:57 am

Discontent Fuels Election Gains for European Fringe Parties – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Discontent Fuels Election Gains for European Fringe Parties
Wall Street Journal
Supporters of the Sweden Democrats celebrate the party's strong electoral showing Sunday in Stockholm. tt news agency/Reuters. A surge of support for fringe parties in a string of European elections underscores growing resentment of a governing class …
Sweden's Fraying ToleranceNew York Times
Swedish vote winner eyes coalitionThe News International
Sweden 'in shock' at far-right party's electoral breakthroughThe Japan Times
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 7:03 am

700 migrants feared dead after human traffickers ‘deliberately sank the boat’ – RT


RT

700 migrants feared dead after human traffickers 'deliberately sank the boat'
RT
As many as 700 would-be asylum seekers are feared dead after a group of human traffickers allegedly sank their boat in the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday, citing surviving witnesses. The dreadful details of the …
Smugglers Rammed Migrants' Boat, Sinking It, Group SaysNew York Times
700 feared dead in two boat wrecks in one week on MediterraneanSalt Lake Tribune
Traffickers 'sink' ship carrying migrants in Mediterranean, as many as 500 feared Daily News & Analysis
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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 4:48 am