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Have IS insurgents beheaded a journalist?

Have IS insurgents beheaded a journalist?

Islamic State insurgents have posted a video on purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.

8 dead after Hiroshima landslides

8 dead after Hiroshima landslides

At least eight people have been killed in Japan when landslides touched off by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima.

Lucky country dominates 'liveable city' list

Lucky country dominates 'liveable city' list

Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city for the fourth year running.

Assange plans to leave embassy soon

Assange plans to leave embassy soon

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid a sex crimes inquiry in Sweden, says he plans to leave the building "soon", but Britain has signalled it will still arrest him if he tries.

Video appears to show shootings at sea

Video appears to show shootings at sea

A video that appears to show three fishermen being shot in the sea has been posted to YouTube.

Iraqi Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

Iraqi Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

Iraqi Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country.

Curfew lifted, National Guard called in

Curfew lifted, National Guard called in

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

Imran Khan calls for Pakistan protests

Imran Khan calls for Pakistan protests

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on his supporters to march on a heavily fortified area of the capital today after his party announced it would resign from parliament to try to force the government to hold new elections.

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