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An Iraqi Father Arrived At A Syrian Hospital Just Hours After His Disabled Son Died

A disabled Yazidi boy abandoned on Mount Sinjar has died. His father arrived just hours later/Pic:TelegraphA disabled Yazidi boy who was abandoned on Mount Sinjar, and whose plight was highlighted by The Telegraph, has died of his injuries in a hospital in Syria.

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Oklahoma Cop Accused Of Sex Attacks On Women

Holtzclaw was arrested on August 21. Pic: Oklahoma County Sheriff's OfficeAn Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with carrying out a string of sex attacks on at least eight women - including rape - while on patrol.

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Ethnic Strife Blurs Myanmar’s First Census In 30 Years

Myanmar's Animosity Toward The 'Rohingya' Extends To Upcoming Census, Aug 30, 2014/Pic:ReutersYANGON: Following an incomplete count due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said today that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some ten million less than expected.

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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 11 People South Of Baghdad

Pic:www.dailymail.co.ukBAGHDAD: A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least 11 people and wounded 30 on Saturday in a town just south of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

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Sailors Not Allowed To Disembark In Ebola Stricken Liberia

Liberia's ports will adopt a 'zero-tolerance' policy toward sailors disembarking at its port, Aug 30, 2014/Pic:ReutersMONROVIA: Liberia said today it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country’s four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control.

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Singapore Civil Servants On Non-Graduate Schemes To Receive 5pc Pay Rise

For civil servants on the graduate schemes, the 5-per-cent pay hike will apply to those in the middle-management grades. — Today picSINGAPORE— All Civil Service officers on the non-graduate schemes will receive a pay bump of about 5 per cent from this month, as part of salary adjustments made after the Public Service Division’s (PSD) annual review to keep pace with private sector wages.

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Justice Minister Resigns As Email Leaks Rock NZ Election Campaign

The lead up to New Zealand’s September 20 election has been engulfed in a furore over underhand tactics following the release of a book based on emails hacked from the computer of a right-wing blogger. — AFP pic WELLINGTON— A campaign of dirty tricks allegations in the lead up to the New Zealand general election claimed its first victim today with the resignation of justice minister Judith Collins.

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After UK, Australia Joins In On Increased Alert Over IS Terrorism Threats

Armed police officers pose for the media in Downing Street, central London August 29, 2014. The UK public could expect to see more police, including armed officers, on the streets as a result of the increased threat level, UK Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters in London yesterday. — Reuters pic LONDON— Australia joined the UK in heightening warnings against terrorism, with both governments concerned citizens who have joined Islamic State militants may return with plans to attack on their home soil.

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El Salvador: Gangs Announce Second Stage Of Peace Process

Young men, who claim to be former members of a street gang, hang out at a soccer field in the Hialeah neighborhood in Managua. ― Reuters pic SAN SALVADOR― El Salvador's powerful gangs yesterday announced the start of a second phase to a peace process that began in 2012, asking the government to help facilitate talks to end violent clashes between the groups.

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Papua New Guinea Volcanic Activity Subsides

The eruptions on the remote island of New Britain in eastern PNG thrust plumes of ash into the air, prompting local evacuations and international flights to modify their routes. — AFP pic RABAUL— A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was today spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said.

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