09 Sep 2014

Pakistan navy repels militant attack at Karachi dockyard

The Pakistan navy says it fought off an attack on its Karachi dockyard in which two militants and a sailor were killed. via BBC News – Pakistan navy repels militant attack at Karachi dockyard.

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09 Sep 2014

Poll shows Scottish independence vote too close to call as London offers more powers

The rival campaigns in Scotland’s fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday. via Poll shows Scottish independence vote too close to call as London

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09 Sep 2014

Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader, cleric to 20 years in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown that has severely weakened the group. via Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader, cleric to 20 years in

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09 Sep 2014

China says Turkey will decide in its ‘own interests’ on missile system

China said on Tuesday that Turkey would decide in its “own interests” after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defense system following disagreements with Beijing. via China says Turkey will decide in its ‘own interests’ on missile system | Reuters.

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09 Sep 2014

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘shoots ex-President Obasanjo’s son’

The son of Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been shot and wounded in a battle with militant Islamists, the ex-leader’s aide says. via BBC News – Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘shoots ex-President Obasanjo’s son’.

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09 Sep 2014

Chile condemns ‘cowardly bomb attack’ in Santiago

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has condemned a bomb attack on a shopping centre in a busy metro station in the capital Santiago on Monday. via BBC News – Chile condemns ‘cowardly bomb attack’ in Santiago.

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09 Sep 2014

Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider al-Abadi

Iraq’s parliament approved a new government headed by Haider al-Abadi as prime minister on Monday night, in a bid to rescue Iraq from collapse, with sectarianism and Arab-Kurdish tensions on the rise. via Iraqi parliament approves new government headed by Haider al-Abadi | Reuters.

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09 Sep 2014

Arizona floods: Jan Brewer declares state of emergency

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency after record rainfall caused torrential flooding. via BBC News – Arizona floods: Jan Brewer declares state of emergency.

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09 Sep 2014

Hundreds of US children treated for respiratory virus

Hundreds of children across the US have been treated for a rare respiratory virus and more cases are expected in the next few weeks, doctors have said. via BBC News – Hundreds of US children treated for respiratory virus.

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09 Sep 2014

US steps up intelligence cooperation with Jordan

Worried that Jordan could be vulnerable to Isil, the US is stepping up its intelligence cooperation with one of its most stalwart Middle East allies. The CIA has approached a retired former agency official with close ties to King Abdullah II about setting up a special task force to help

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