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September 19, 2014

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US says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

19/09/2014 | 

Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone to a halt

Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed the emergency measures.

19/09/2014 | 

Catalonia to defy Madrid on independence vote despite Scottish 'No'

The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain.

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Zoo, museum visits for illegal immigrants in NY

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city's famed cultural destinations this week in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease.

19/09/2014 | 

Meet India's first transgender TV news anchor

An Indian television news station has recruited the country's first transgender news anchor, five months after a court ruled that transgender people be recognised as a legal third gender, a newspaper has reported.

19/09/2014 | 

Wall Street flat as Oracle takes air out of Alibaba debut

US stocks closed little changed today after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.

19/09/2014 | 

Scotland stays in the UK, says 'No' to independence

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.

18/09/2014 | 

Ukraine president secures US military aid but not weapons

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has secured $53 million in assistance from the US but Barack Obama for now turned down his appeals for weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists.

18/09/2014 | 

US Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

The US Senate approved Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants today, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.

18/09/2014 | 

Three car bombs, mortars kill 23 in Shi'ite Baghdad districts

Three car bombs have been detonated in adjacent Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhoods followed by a dozen mortar rounds, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 50, security and medical sources said.

18/09/2014 | 

UN to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

The UN has unveiled plans for a special mission to combat the worst Ebola epidemic on record in West Africa, as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

18/09/2014 | 

Greek police, protesters clash during rally to mark rapper killing

Greek police has fired teargas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones in Athens during a rally marking one year since the killing of an anti-fascism rapper by a Golden Dawn supporter.

18/09/2014 | 

Amazon unveils six new, upgraded Kindles

Amazon.com Inc ramped up its push into hardware with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet.

18/09/2014 | 

IS beheading plot thwarted in Australia

Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation.




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