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  • Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

    Monday, 7:19 AM

    By Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. In the latest in a string of setbacks in the past week, Ukraine's military said it had pulled back from defending a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where troops had been battling a Russian tank battalion. Poroshenko said in a speech there would be high-level personnel changes in the Ukrainian armed forces, whose troops fled a new rebel advance in the south which Kiev and its Western allies say has been backed up by Russian armored columns. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called on Sunday for immediate negotiations on the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine, blamed Kiev's leadership for refusing to enter into direct political talks with the separatists.... read more

  • Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town

    Monday, 12:18 PM

    Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate after breaking a long siege of Amerli by Islamic State militantsBy Isabel Coles AMERLI Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militiamen paraded through Amerli on Monday, a day after breaking the two-month siege of the northern town by Sunni Islamist militants. The scenes in Amerli and the surrounding area of Suleiman Beg offered a window into the teamwork among Kurdish fighters, the Iraqi army and Shi'ite militias and into Iran's role in directly assisting their campaign against Islamic State (IS) forces. The swift end to the Islamic State's encirclement of the Shi'ite Turkmen town of 15,000 came on Sunday amid a push by Kurdish peshmerga, Shi'ite militias and Iraqi troops, after U.S. Militia fighters spoke of a new alliance with the Kurds, who had been shaken by the Islamic State's offensive on Kurdish-controlled territories last month.


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  • U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    Monday, 11:29 AM

    Kurdish peshmerga forces celebrate as they take control of Sulaiman Pek from the Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit cityBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the U.N. Human Rights Council which adopted a resolution tabled by Iraq and France at an emergency sitting of the 47-member state forum in Geneva. The Council aims to send 11 investigators, with a total budget of $1.18 million, to report back by March 2015.


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  • US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    Monday, 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued.... read more

  • Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

    Monday, 1:15 PM

    Handout picture released by cubadebate.cu website shows Cuban leader and former president Fidel Castro (L) sitting next to his brother and current president, Raul, in Havana on February 24, 2013Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him "Israel's most unconditional ally."


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  • Israel plan to seize West Bank land 'alarms' UN's Ban

    Monday, 1:11 PM

    The Israeli West Bank settlement of Efrat on September 1, 2014UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "alarmed" by Israeli plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, his spokesman said Monday. Israel announced the move on Sunday, the army saying the step stemmed from political decisions taken after the June killing of three Israeli teenagers snatched from a roadside in the same area, known to Israelis as Gush Etzion settlement bloc. "The seizure of such a large swathe of land risks paving the way for further settlement activity, which -– as the United Nations has reiterated on many occasions -– is illegal under international law and runs totally counter to the pursuit of a two-state solution. "The secretary-general calls on Israel to heed the calls of the international community to refrain from settlement activity and abide by its commitments under international law and the Quartet Road Map."


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  • Ryder Cup wildcard challenge for McGinley and Watson

    Monday, 11:12 AM

    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinely talks to the media during a press conference on August 6, 2014 in Louisville, KentuckyRyder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson take centre stage on Tuesday when they both name their three wildcard picks to complete their lineups for Gleneagles. McGinley in particular is facing a tough choice with two former world number ones, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald, along with the Ryder Cup hero of two years ago Ian Poulter all failing to make it into the nine automatic qualifying slots. Normally they would all be clearcut picks for the Irishman, but complicating the situation is the good form of Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, who narrowly missed out on supplanting Graeme McDowell in the ninth and final qualifying spot by finishing third on Sunday at the Italian Open. McGinley, who played and missed the cut in Turin, was on hand to see how hard Gallacher battled to make the team and he was full of praise for the 39-year-old who lives just 35 miles from Gleneagles and knows the course better than anyone else among the Ryder Cup hopefuls.


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  • Blood brothers jumping through hoops at world champs

    Monday, 10:43 AM

    Slovenia's guard Goran Dragic (R) vies with Mexico's forward David Meza during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships in Gran Canaria on August 31, 2014Playing for Slovenia at the Basketball World Cup means a lot to Goran Dragic. Slovenia have won their opening two matches in Group D and the Dragic brothers have been flying up and down the court averaging a combined 35.5 points per game. Slovenia is a country of just over two million people, making it the smallest country participating at the World Cup. With Goran and Zoran playing well and great fan support, Slovenia have a lot of momentum at the championships.


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  • Astros fire manager Porter and bench coach

    Monday, 10:40 AM

    MLB: Houston Astros at Texas Rangers(Reuters) - The struggling Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley on Monday, bringing in Tom Lawless as the interim manager for the rest of the 2014 season. Houston has gone 59-79 this season and lies fourth in the American League West standings with only state rivals, the Texas Rangers, below them. "Bo's passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unquestioned," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.


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  • Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB

    Monday, 12:41 PM

    Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchangeBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week. Ukraine reported its forces were under fire from Russian tanks again on Monday, as new signs emerged that the turmoil was damaging the European economy. Latin American stocks mostly rose, with Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index leading gains after an opinion poll showed declining re-election chances for President Dilma Rousseff, accused by investors of being excessively interventionist in the economy. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression", after warning over the weekend of a possible "full-scale war." European Union leaders were drawing up new sanctions against Moscow.


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  • 5 Resume Rules You MUST Ignore

    Monday, 12:41 PM

    5 Resume Rules You MUST IgnoreWhat works and doesn't work for job search has changed substantially in the last few years. Technology and the economy have changed many of the basic "resume rules" we have trusted in the past.Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's...


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  • Hollande, Draghi agree on threat of deflation: official

    Monday, 11:48 AM

    French President Francois Hollande speaks with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the Elysee Palace in ParisFrench President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Draghi called last week for greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity - comments that irritated German leaders but were welcomed in France because they hinted at a shift away from a current emphasis on budgetary austerity. "I think the diagnosis is a shared one," an advisor to Hollande told reporters after an hour-long meeting between the Socialist president and Draghi at the Elysee presidential palace. The two men shared the view that weak growth and a threat of deflation in the European Union were problems that needed to be addressed, the advisor added.


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  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    Monday, 1:08 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.... read more

  • Novartis Japan admits concealing drug side effects

    Monday, 12:56 PM

    Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis headquarter building is pictured on January 28, 2009 in BaselThe Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis has admitted it did not report more than 2,500 cases of serious side effects in patients using its leukaemia and other cancer drugs, reportedly including some fatalities. The revelations, which marked the latest in a string of scandals at the company's Japanese subsidiary, come after local authorities slapped the firm on the wrist, saying it had to clean up its operations. On Friday, Novartis issued a statement saying it had failed to report to regulators at least 2,579 cases where patients had suffered serious potential side effects from its drugs. Japanese media said the number of cases involved could rise as Novartis probes 6,000 other cases.


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  • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    Monday, 12:36 PM

    This is a an undated handout file photo issued by Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014 of Ashya King, who has a brain tumour and was taken by his parents from hospital without the consent of his doctors. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31, 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)LONDON (AP) — The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.


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