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A War Worth Fighting, But We're Not There Yet
Full Article Huffington Post
20 Sep 2014

It appears that we may be going to war against the Islamic State (IS). I use the word "appears" advisedly, because appearances may be deceiving. It's true that we've already bombed almost 200 IS targets. And it's true that the President has declared his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the IS, with Vice-President Biden upping the...

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File - An Iraqi girl peeks out out the broken classroom window to watch U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, deliver much needed desks for the school in Nawaful village, Kirkuk Province, Iraq, March 25, 2008.
photo: USAF / Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet

updated 11 Sep 2014; published 11 Sep 2014
President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat
updated 11 Sep 2014; published 11 Sep 2014
President Obama speech on ISIS ISIL - Barack Obama Address US War strategy fight ISIL 9/10/2014
updated 11 Sep 2014; published 11 Sep 2014
Obama OKs Airstrikes in Syria, President Declares War on ISIS, ISIL?
updated 30 Aug 2014; published 30 Aug 2014
Thank you President Obama for not yet having a ISIL strategy in Syria
updated 12 Sep 2014; published 12 Sep 2014
updated 11 Sep 2014; published 11 Sep 2014
Barack Obama Speech ISIL Video Obama Strategy Destroying Obama ISIS FULL Obama Isil Speech
Sierra Leone in national lockdown amid fears of blowout to 500,000 Ebola infections
Full Article Canberra Times
20 Sep 2014

A woman suspected of being infected with Ebola is assisted by health workers to an ambulance for treatment in Freetown, Sierra Leone, during the lockdown. Photo: NY Times Freetown, Sierra Leone: One of the most stringent anti-Ebola measures to date is under way as Sierra Leone imposed a three-day national lockdown, ordering people off the streets...

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An empty local market area is seen, as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in a attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.
photo: AP / Michael Duff

updated 19 Sep 2014; published 19 Sep 2014
Ebola epidemic: Sierra Leone imposes national lockdown to contain disease
updated 18 Sep 2014; published 18 Sep 2014
Sierra Leone stocks up for Ebola lockdown
updated 07 Sep 2014; published 07 Sep 2014
Sierra Leone to try lockdown to halt Ebola spread
updated 08 Sep 2014; published 08 Sep 2014
Sierra Leone To Impose 3 Day Lockdown To Try And Stop Spread Of Ebola
updated 06 Sep 2014; published 06 Sep 2014
Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown | LATEST NEWS
updated 19 Sep 2014; published 19 Sep 2014
People of Sierra Leone under three day lockdown amid Ebola crisis
Scottish referendum: Politicians ponder Scotland's future
Full Article BBC News
20 Sep 2014

Politicians on both sides of the argument are to consider the best way forward for Scotland in the wake of voters rejecting independence. The SNP is contemplating a change of leadership after First Minister Alex Salmond announced he is to stand down. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to speak in Fife on the lessons to be drawn from...

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Supporters of the Yes campaign in the Scottish independence referendum wave Scottish Saltire flags as people gather together after the polls closed, in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, late Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
photo: AP / Matt Dunham

updated 12 Sep 2014; published 12 Sep 2014
Scottish Independence: Darth Vader Music Chases Labour MPs Around Glasgow
updated 04 Sep 2014; published 04 Sep 2014
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Edinburgh
updated 20 Sep 2014; published 20 Sep 2014
Scottish referendum: Politicians ponder Scotland's future
updated 20 Sep 2014; published 20 Sep 2014
Scottish referendum Politicians ponder Scotland's future
updated 04 Sep 2014; published 04 Sep 2014
Scottish independence: Miliband accuses SNP of 'con'.
updated 20 Sep 2014; published 20 Sep 2014
Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond resigns after losing independence referendum
Full Article Canberra Times
19 Sep 2014

Edinburgh: Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond has resigned as leader of his party and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. "For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Salmond told reporters in...

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Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond poses for photographs with Yes campaigners, in Turriff, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.
photo: AP / Scott Heppell

updated 20 Sep 2014; published 20 Sep 2014
updated 16 Apr 2013; published 16 Apr 2013
First Minister Alex Salmond: Scotland's Nonviolence Independence Movement
updated 19 Sep 2014; published 19 Sep 2014
BREAKING NEWS SALMOND RESİGNS salmond to step down as firs minister scotland vote no Statement
updated 16 Mar 2014; published 16 Mar 2014
Marr Show: ALEX SALMOND, First Minister of Scotland - currency and immigration
updated 12 Mar 2014; published 12 Mar 2014
New Statesmen Lecture on Scottish independence given by First Minister Alex Salmond
updated 30 Jan 2013; published 30 Jan 2013
Alex Salmond on Scotland Tonight - Independence Referendum
France's President and candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy, gestures as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting in Paris, Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
photo: AP / Thibault Camus

updated 19 Sep 2014; published 19 Sep 2014
Nicolas Sarkozy is making a political comeback in France
updated 02 Jul 2014; published 02 Jul 2014
[WATCH] : Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Placed Investigation Over Corruption
updated 29 Aug 2011; published 29 Aug 2011
President Sarkozy on Multiculturalism:Le Président Sarkozy sur le multiculturalisme
updated 24 Mar 2010; published 24 Mar 2010
Sarkozy Expected to Decry US Protectionism in Upcoming Visit
updated 15 Feb 2012; published 15 Feb 2012
Sarkozy expected to launch re-election bid on French TV
updated 28 Jun 2013; published 28 Jun 2013
Could Nicolas Sarkozy return to French politics

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The Dallas Morning News
Earlier this month, MIT professor and provocateur extraordinaire Noam Chomsky, a linguist by training, published an article titled “The End of History? The short, strange era of...
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By Xinhua writer Wu Xia BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Raising over 20 billion...
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Business Insider
Although nearly 70 years have passed since the end of World War II, suspected Nazis are still being brought to justice. The latest suspect is 93-year-old Oskar Groening, charged...

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addresses the media on the second day of a two-day EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009
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Reuters EDINBURGH/LONDON— Former prime minister Gordon Brown urged British leaders on Saturday to keep their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after it voted to remain in the United Kingdom, as a consensus between London's main parties...
photo: AP / Thierry Charlier
In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, a boy, center, selling soft drinks walks past a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and
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Nina DeVries FREETOWN— The streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, resembled a ghost town Saturday as the nation entered the second day of a three-day lockdown to combat the deadly Ebola. The virus has killed more than 2,600 across West...
photo: AP / Youssouf Bah
 Oktoberfest in Munich. (dy1)
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Four taps on the keg and the beer started to flow. Munich mayor Dieter Reiter opened the city's annual Oktoberfest with the traditional call of "Ozapft is" to the delight of thousands who had managed to get a place in the main beer tent today. Some...
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Philippines Storm
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Taiwan on Saturday readied nearly 50,000 troops in preparation for tropical storm Fung-Wong as it churns toward the island with threats of downpours and powerful winds after claiming five lives in the Philippines. Three counties in southern Taiwan...
photo: AP / Bullit Marquez
Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu in Bosnian capital of Sarajevo
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VOA News Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State militants in Iraq in June have been freed. Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday the hostages were released earlier in the day and have arrived safely in Turkey. The...
photo: AP / Amel Emric
A Wall St. sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 in New York. Stocks are opening higher but financial markets remained troubled a day after the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial
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The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend, and major indexes ended little changed. Investors watched as the Chinese e-commerce giant surged 38 percent Friday...
photo: AP / Mark Lennihan
Ebola infections cross 5000 mark in West Africa: WHO
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Johannesburg, September 20: The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly said that the number of people infected by the Ebola virus in West Arica has crossed 5,000. The United Nations agency confirmed on Sunday that while the number of...
photo: UN / Mathew Elavanalthoduka