02 Sep 2014

Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt

A deputy in Tunisia’s transitional parliament survived an assassination attempt in the city of Kasserine, near the Algerian border, where security forces have been hunting Islamist militants for months. via Tunisian deputy survives assassination attempt | Reuters.

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02 Sep 2014

Islamic State accused of ethnic cleansing

Amnesty International says it has new evidence Islamic State militants are carrying out “a wave of ethnic cleansing” against minorities in northern Iraq. via BBC News – Iraq crisis: Islamic State accused of ethnic cleansing.

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02 Sep 2014

Russia ‘to alter military doctrine towards Nato’

Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato’s presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. via BBC News – Russia ‘to alter military doctrine towards Nato’.

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02 Sep 2014

Australia to step up formal partnership with NATO at summit

Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger role in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine. via Australia to step up formal partnership with NATO at summit | Reuters.

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02 Sep 2014

Philippines arrests three over ‘anti-China’ firebomb plan

Philippine police have arrested three men suspected of planning “anti-China” firebomb attacks at several locations in Manila, officials say. via BBC News – Philippines arrests three over ‘anti-China’ firebomb plan.

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02 Sep 2014

Japan tackles first dengue fever outbreak in 70 years

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. The health ministry said the cases were believed to have been contracted by visitors to Tokyo’s popular Yoyogi Park. via BBC News – Japan tackles first dengue fever

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02 Sep 2014

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO’s ‘mission accomplished’ plans

NATO will declare “mission accomplished” this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency. via Afghan turmoil threatens NATO’s ‘mission accomplished’ plans | Reuters.

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02 Sep 2014

UK’s fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede. via UK’s fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence | Reuters.

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02 Sep 2014

Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. via Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

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02 Sep 2014

Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. via Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens | Reuters.

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