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Sunday, 24th August 2014

World News

American journalist released from captivity in Syria (CBS News)

Scotland's independence battle becomes a very cold war as Alex Salmond joins Alistair Darling in taking the ice bucket challenge (Daily Mail)

Lupine Travel still offer trips to IRAQ despite Islamic State militants' terror (Daily Mail)

No, Prime Minister, you can't handle the Iraq crisis from your BlackBerry: Poll shows public are unhappy with Cameron's short break from surfing (Daily Mail)

Brighton police station sealed off after officers spill GBL drug (Daily Mail)

London on standby as operation to bring Brit with ebola back from Sierra Leone begins (Daily Mail)

Israeli air strikes level 12-floor apartment block in Gaza after giving residents 10 minute warning (Daily Mail)

Ebola outbreak spreads to DR Congo, with 2 confirmed killed (CBS News)

Mother of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis opens up after he is FREED in Syria (Daily Mail)

First Briton With Ebola Virus Lands In UK (Sky News)

Kidnapped US journalist freed in Syria (ALJAZEERA)

American Writer Held Captive in Syria Freed After Two Years (NBC News)

IS fighters seize Syria airbase (BBC)

Mods show off their scooters at Sixties weekend event in Brighton (Daily Mail)

American Writer Held Hostage in Syria Freed After Two Years (NBC News)

Ukraine rebels parade captured soldiers (ALJAZEERA)

U.S. Journalist Released After Being Held in Syria (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

As Ukraine celebrates Independence Day, rebels march prisoners of war (Washington Post - Paywall)

Iraq militants fail to take refinery (BBC)

Netanyahu Signals More Gaza Attacks (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Islamic State Captures Air Base in Syria (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

American released after being held by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria (Los Angeles Times)

Kidnappers free U.S. journalist missing in Syria since 2012 (Reuters)

US denies paying ransom as Qatar secures release of journalist in Syria (Guardian)

British Ebola patient back in UK (BBC)

'William' is home: First Brit Ebola victim arrives back in UK after Africa evacuation (Daily Star)

US journalist released in Syria (BBC)

War planes attack Libyan capital again as airport terminal is destroyed (Reuters)

2 People Die of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Time Magazine)

DR Congo confirms deaths in Ebola outbreak (ALJAZEERA)

U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis freed in Syria (Washington Post - Paywall)

British nurse who contracted Ebola virus returns to UK (Daily Express)

Israeli stealth drone downed at nuclear facility, Iran claims (Guardian)

ISIS Lays Siege to Iraqi Turkmen Village (Time Magazine)

Kidnappers Release US Journalist In Syria (Sky News)

Kerry confirms release of US journalist Peter Theo Curtis from Syria captivity (Guardian)

Britain's First Ebola Victim Is Flown Home In Hi-Tech Quarantine For Treatment At Royal Free (Huffington Post)

Two Ebola deaths confirmed in Congo, health minister says (Los Angeles Times)

Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base - monitor (Reuters)

Israeli premier tries to link Hamas to extremist Islamic State group amid world outrage (Fox News)

Britain Said to Be Close' to Identifying ISIS Suspect in Journalist's Beheading (New York Times - Paywall)

Obama orders review of militarised police (Financial Times - Paywall)

Michael Brown shooting: In aftermath of Ferguson riots, US to review militarisation of police (Independent)

US hostage Theo Curtis freed in Syria by Jabhat Al-Nusrah, says John Kerry (Independent)

Freed: American Held Hostage in Syria Released After Two Years (NBC News)

American Journalist Held Hostage in Syria Freed After Two Years (NBC News)

Three dead in LA shootings police say may be linked (Guardian)

#FreeAndrew goes global: Rallies demand Russian reporter missing in Ukraine freed (Russia Today)

Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base Tabqa (Daily Mail)

DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths (BBC)

New Outbreak? Two People Die of Ebola in Congo (NBC News)

ISIS captures major air base in Syria (CBS News)

Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment block (Reuters)

British Man With Ebola On Flight Back To UK (Sky News)

New Hampshire Town Set to Honor Journalist Killed by ISIS (New York Times - Paywall)

Expand US air strikes on Isis militants, senior Republicans urge (Guardian)

Islamic State militants seize Syrian airbase (Guardian)

Iraq: on the frontline with the Shia fighters taking the war to Isis (Guardian)

British Ebola Victim Flown From Sierra Leone to England (NBC News)

Holocaust survivors pen open letter condemning Israel's Gaza war (Russia Today)

First WHO worker stricken with Ebola (CNN)

Suge Knight hurt in Hollywood nightclub shooting, LA police say (Guardian)

Whole organ 'grown' in world first (BBC)

Methane vents bubble up off US coast (BBC)

In escalation, Israel continues to level large buildings in Gaza (CBS News)

Ukraine marks Independence Day with parade (Guardian)

Israeli airstrikes destroy two high rise buildings in Gaza (Guardian)

Darren Wilson's first job was with Missouri police department that was DISBANDED over racial tensions (Daily Mail)

Iran Says It Shot Down an Israeli Drone (New York Times - Paywall)

Iran claims to have downed Israeli drone (Financial Times - Paywall)

Britain very close to identifying Islamic State executioner jihadi John (Daily Express)

Iran 'shoots down Israeli drone' (BBC)

Seventeen years after her death, shocking state of Diana memorials revealed (Daily Express)

Ferguson violence inspires tech-savvy teenagers to create app that tracks police brutality (Independent)

Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives (Reuters)

Isis gains hit business in Iraqi Kurdistan (Financial Times - Paywall)

Assad Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

London doctors prepare for Ebola patient (Financial Times - Paywall)

Sir Cliff Richard in police quiz over child sex claims (Daily Mail)

Iran Military 'Shoots Down Israeli Drone' (Sky News)

Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza (Fox News)

Has ISIS killer given himself away? (CNN)

Ukraine Showcases Military Might (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Ukraine Leader, Set to Meet Putin for Talks, Warns of Long Struggle (New York Times - Paywall)

Iran says it shot down Israeli drone (ALJAZEERA)

Russia Lashes Out At U.S. Monopoly' on Humanitarianism With Aid Convoy to Ukraine (Time Magazine)

Opaque structure adds to Isis challenge (Financial Times - Paywall)

British national suffering from Ebola being flown back to UK (Daily Express)

Ebola Brit to be flown to UK (Daily Star)

200 feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast (Daily Mail)

U.K. Ebola Patient to Leave Sierra Leone (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Ukraine Rebels Show Off Captives In Parade (Sky News)

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending (Fox News)

Iran Says it Downs Israeli Drone Near Nuclear Site (Time Magazine)

Merkel Defends Arms Delivery in Iraq (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Sanctions: What's off Russian menus? (CNN)

ISIS militants reportedly capture major Syrian air base (Fox News)

Ukraine rebels parade seized troops (BBC)

Amid Attack on Libya Airport, Conflict Threatens to Become Prolonged Civil War (New York Times - Paywall)

Germany's Merkel rules out sending combat troops to Iraq and giving weapons to Kurdish PKK (Fox News)

Islamic State group seizes Syrian air base (ALJAZEERA)

'Warranted and justified': Supporters rally behind Darren Wilson claim shooting of Michael Brown was unavoidable as they say death threats won't stop their campaign (Daily Mail)

Iranian foreign minister says sees no need for presence inside Iraq to help fight militants (Fox News)

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards says it shoots down Israeli drone near nuclear site (Fox News)

UK appoints security envoy to Iraqi Kurdistan as part of fight against Islamic State militants (Fox News)

Police launch manhunt after boyfriend fakes kidnapping to party (Daily Star)

China executes eight for 'terrorist' attacks in Xinjiang (Reuters)

Israeli spy drone downed near Iran's Natanz nuclear plant Revolutionary Guards (Russia Today)

Ukraine crisis: pro-Russian separatists mark Ukrainian independence day by marching captured fighters through streets (Independent)

Nigeria searches for 35 missing policemen after attack on police station in northeast (Fox News)

More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya (Reuters)

War takes toll on Gaza children (CNN)

Vile boast of Jailer John: 'I've made my fortune.' Bragging of James Foley's executioner revealed as ease with which other British men slipped out of country to join ISIS is exposed (Daily Mail)

UK Ebola alert as infected medic to fly home (Daily Mail)

Ann Summers apologises for ISIS underwear range (Daily Mail)

UK Ebola patient assessed in Africa (BBC)

Myths making Ebola crisis worse? (CNN)

U.K. Minister Warns on Islamic State (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Japan Landslides: Death Toll Hits 50 (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Israeli Airstrike Levels 7-Story Building in Gaza (Time Magazine)

Ukraine in $3bn military investment (BBC)

Islamic State group takes over at least part of besieged Syrian air base in northeast (Fox News)

Islamic State renews push for Iraq oil field (ALJAZEERA)

Palestinians return to demolished tower as Nethanyahu warns of more Israeli strikes - video (Guardian)

Eyewitness: Kiev, Ukraine (Guardian)

Egypt's top Islamic authority, revered worldwide, says extremist group not an 'Islamic State' (Fox News)

China Denies Fighter Jet Buzzed U.S. Patrol Plane (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

German hostage freed by Islamic State in Syria in June - die Welt am Sonntag paper (Reuters)

Bombs kill at least 35 across Iraq a day after mosque shooting (Reuters)

Police bid to trace Scots jihadists (BBC)

State of Emergency: Bay Area Quake Injures More Than 80 (NBC News)

Nigerian police missing after Boko Haram raid (ALJAZEERA)

Dozens injured, state of emergency as California hit by largest quake in 25 years (Russia Today)

To South Sudan's woes, add famine 50,000 kids at risk of death (Washington Post - Paywall)

Revealed: How the 'pop star' Pope snubbed Mrs Thatcher and the Queen on historic first visit to Britain (Daily Mail)

Israeli military flattens Gaza tower block (Channel4)

Calm holds in streets of Ferguson, Missouri two weeks after police shooting (Reuters)

Ebola Briton to fly to the UK (Channel4)

Can't pass the police fitness test? Go for a nine-minute walk on a treadmill instead, overweight officers told (Daily Mail)

US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis leaders in Syria (Guardian)

UN calls for immediate action to avert massacre in Iraqi town besieged by Isis (Guardian)

Ebola crisis: British national living in Sierra Leone tests positive for virus (Guardian)

Gaza highrises flattened by Israel (Guardian)

Briton With Ebola 'Could Be Returned To UK For Treatment' (Huffington Post)

Thousands march against police chokehold death in New York (Independent)

China hosts largest ever military drill with Russia, other SCO nations (Russia Today)

ISIS siege cuts off Iraqi town (CNN)

Sir Cliff Richard questioned under caution after voluntarily meeting with police (Daily Express)

Did Russia fake a missile strike by Ukraine on separatists as an excuse for war? (Daily Mail)

Expert: ISIS able to attack U.S. (CNN)

UK national tests positive for Ebola (CNN)

China slams 'aggressive jet' claim (CNN)

Rockets from Syria land in Israel: IDF (CNN)

War gear under review (CNN)

Cliff Richard Interviewed By Police Under Caution (Huffington Post)

Life, love, war - Harry at 30: The most revealing portrait ever of the reckless and gentle birthday Prince, who'll always be Diana's boy (Daily Mail)

Taxpayer's fork out £500,000 in the war of the warbler: Portsmouth City Council loses expensive court battle with defence firm over road in protected wildlife site (Daily Mail)

Widow, 80, shocked after opening letter from pension company letter offering condolences for her OWN death (Daily Mail)

Ukraine displays military might (CNN)

China executes Tiananmen attackers (BBC)

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza as Rockets Keep Flying (NBC News)

Super-hero': Kim Dotcom's Internet Mana party campaign kicks off (Russia Today)

How oil funds ISIS (CNN)

Israeli-Gaza conflict: Airstrike levels high-rise building in Gaza as conflict escalates (Independent)

Israeli-Gaza conflict: Airstrikes level buildings in Gaza as conflict escalates (Independent)

Israeli-Gaza conflict: Airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza as conflict escalates (Independent)

Ukraine marks independence day with military parade (Fox News)

8 People Executed in Xinjiang on Terrorism Charges, China Says (New York Times - Paywall)

China executes 8 people for terror crimes (Financial Times - Paywall)

VIDEO: First birthday for panda cub Bao Bao (BBC)

Israeli airstrike in Gaza levels 7-story building (Los Angeles Times)

Israeli airstrikes level Gaza buildings (ALJAZEERA)

Will U.S. hit ISIS in Syria? (CNN)

What it will take to beat ISIS (CNN)

Death toll in Japan landslides mounts (ALJAZEERA)

Texas Police Chief Gunned Down, Killed (NBC News)

China Executes Eight on Terrorism Charges in Xinjiang (NBC News)

First British Citizen Tests Positive for Ebola (NBC News)

Qatar denies funding Islamic State group, calls for collective action in Iraq and Syria (Fox News)

Massacre warning in northern Iraq (CNN)

Blasts In Iraq As UN Warns Of Town 'Massacre' (Sky News)

Scores killed in Iraq bombings (ALJAZEERA)

US, UK reportedly 'getting closer' to identifying journalist's killer as British-born ISIS fighters scrutinized (Fox News)

Video Shows Collapse Of 12-Storey Gaza Tower (Sky News)

China's war on Muslim extremists takes aim at ordinary minority Uighurs' clothing, beards (Fox News)

China says intercept of US spy plane was professional, urges end to close-in reconnaissance (Fox News)

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower (CBS News)

China executes Tiananmen Square 'attackers' (ALJAZEERA)

35 Nigerian police missing after attack (CNN)

Deadly violence as forces struggle to contain ISIS (CBS News)

Protest over New York choke death (BBC)

Gaza police say Israeli airstrikes collapse 7-story office building, damage commercial center (Fox News)

China executes eight for terrorist activities including Tiananmen attack (Guardian)

VIDEO: Israel launches fresh strikes on Gaza (BBC)

VIDEO: China shuts down Beijing Film Festival (BBC)

Hamas pushes for war crimes case (CNN)

China says intercept of US spy plane was professional, urges end to 'close-in' reconnaissance (Fox News)

China blocks Beijing film festival (ALJAZEERA)

Obama questions police militarization, orders Ferguson-inspired probe report (Russia Today)

Hammond: Iraq murder betrays Britain (BBC)

Thousands protest police violence in New York, call for justice in chokehold death (PHOTOS) (Russia Today)

China dismisses as 'groundless' U.S. protest over airborne encounter (Los Angeles Times)

China Rejects Claims Fighter Menaced U.S. Plane (NBC News)

Slaughter in the making in Iraq town (CNN)

The Battle of Portaloo: Outrage as Royal officials plonk portable toilet next to where Charles laid wreath to war heroes (Daily Mail)

Giant panda's first birthday party (CNN)

Obama orders review of giving local police military gear (CBS News)

Russian trucks leave but Ukraine says they're taking military parts with them (Washington Post - Paywall)

I couldn't bear glasses... so I learned the eye test chart off by heart: Boxing legend Glenn McCrory on the implants that saved his sight (Daily Mail)

'It's hard to imagine the ISIS killers quaking in their boots': Theresa May mocked over 'Asbos for terrorists' (Daily Mail)

NY chokehold death sparks protest (CNN)

China executes eight on terrorism charges; all appear to be Uighurs (Los Angeles Times)

Brutal charge: Swedish horse police trample anti-Nazi rally (GRAPHIC VIDEO) (Russia Today)

Bungled arrests cost tax payers £10million in police compo payouts (Daily Star)

National Zoo celebrates pandas first birthday (CBS News)

Qatar denies backing Islamic State group (ALJAZEERA)

First Fires, Now Floods: More Rain For Washington (NBC News)

Sir Cliff Richard quizzed by police (BBC)

Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks (BBC)

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-wife blasts Gazza for falling off the wagon again (Daily Star)

Islamic State's use of social media makes joining its ranks feel easy and fun (Independent)

Leaders wanted, to take on Unislamic State (Independent)

Ukraine crisis: Moscow denies it has troops in Ukraine, as 200 empty Russian 'aid' lorries cross back over the border (Independent)

British youths are lured by a psychotic death cult, says Bradford imam (Independent)

Israel-Gaza conflict: Child's death unleashes new Israeli attacks (Independent)

Israel-Gaza conflict: Child's death unleashes new Israeli rocket attacks (Independent)

An obvious first step close the jihadis' highway (Independent)

Iraq crisis: Voters agree IS is deadly threat to Britain's streets (Independent)

Iraq crisis: The Yazidi - a persecuted people driven to the edge (Independent)

Iraq crisis: Together Iraqis can defeat extremism with our help (Independent)

Deadly Iraq bombings may be retaliation for massacre at a Sunni mosque (Los Angeles Times)

Israeli Strike Destroys Apartment Tower in Gaza (New York Times - Paywall)

British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone (Reuters)

Thousands turn out for rally over NYC chokehold death (CBS News)

Iraq crisis: UN warn of fresh massacre threat in Amerli (Independent)

'I feel your deep pain': Iraqi president sends heartfelt condolence letter to the Foley family and lashes out at ISIS 'terrorists' who beheaded American journalist (Daily Mail)

Sierra Leone outlaws hiding Ebola victims (ALJAZEERA)

Darren Wilson supporters rally while police lead Ferguson NAACP march (Guardian)

Russian officials say aid convoy completed mission, has left Ukraine (Los Angeles Times)

30 Killed in Iraq Bombs a Day After Mosque Attack (NBC News)

Giant panda cub Bao Bao celebrates first birthday (CBS News)

China Executes Eight People (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Missiles rain on Gaza Strip killing five as conflict between Hamas and Israel reaches 47th day (Daily Mail)

U.S. strikes in Syria against Islamic State would be hindered by intelligence gaps (Washington Post - Paywall)

UN Warns Of 'Massacre' As IS Cut Off 26,000 In Amerli From Food And Water (Huffington Post)

Police horses trample rival protesters at far right rally in Sweden (Reuters)

Israeli military retracts claim that fatal mortar bomb was fired from UN school (Guardian)

Swedish police in cavalry charge at anti-Nazi protesters who 'attacked officers and their horses' (Daily Mail)

Thousands march in New York over Garner and Brown police deaths (Guardian)

A Plan to Fight the Islamic State (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

China Denies Confrontation With U.S. Surveillance Plane (New York Times - Paywall)

Born to run! Olympic track star who ran 800m race while eight-months pregnant shows off baby girl for the first time (Daily Mail)

Merkel presses Russia to engage with Ukraine (ALJAZEERA)

Isis surges towards the borders of Turkey as west mulls options (Guardian)

UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre' (BBC)

Egypt calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire (ALJAZEERA)

Israeli Airstrike Destroys Apartment Tower in Gaza (NBC News)

Many Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks Off Libya (New York Times - Paywall)

Car bomb is the first in Erbil since Isis onslaught began (Financial Times - Paywall)

Germany Pledges Aid for Ukraine as Russia Hails a Returning Convoy (New York Times - Paywall)

S Leone to punish hiding Ebola cases (BBC)

Merkel Seeks to Defuse Ukraine Crisis (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Rare acquittal for China murder convict on death row raises judicial reform hopes (Independent)

Indonesia tightens security at world's largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat (Russia Today)

Shias in Iraq town under ISIS siege face risk of 'massacre,' UN says (Fox News)

Doctor struck off for 'stalking' Abi Titmuss trying to convince medical panel he's fit to be doctor again (Daily Mail)

Crash car failed to stop for police (BBC)

CONFIRMED: First Brit tests positive for Ebola virus (Daily Star)

Ebola outbreak: British national living in Sierra Leone tests positive for deadly disease (Independent)

Ebola outbreak: British national living in Sierra Leone could be treated for deadly disease in the UK (Independent)

Ebola outbreak: British patient with deadly disease 'could be treated in UK hospital' (Independent)

Israeli Airstrike Collapses Gaza Apartment Tower (Time Magazine)

Watch Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Compete in China (Time Magazine)

Russia Aid Trucks 'Took Ukraine Military Goods' (Sky News)

China rejects U.S. criticism over jet encounter (Reuters)

Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack (Fox News)

If They Survive in Ebola Ward, They Work on (New York Times - Paywall)

China rejects US claim of provocation' over intercept (Financial Times - Paywall)

Merkel supports Ukraine power decentralization (Russia Today)

At Paris march, hundreds of Kurds decry Islamic State assaults against civilians in Iraq (Fox News)

Ordering cider at 10am, cycling on the wrong side of the road and German sausages in their luggage: Were 'stupid' Nazi spies sent to Britain during the war an act of sabotage by anti-Hitler officials? (Daily Mail)

Ukraine rebels struggle to reach aid as Russian convoy returns home (Guardian)

Migrant Boat Capsizes off Libya (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Latvia's Tensions With Russians at Home Persist in Shadow of Ukraine Conflict (New York Times - Paywall)

UN urges intl' community to save Iraqi town besieged by ISIS (Russia Today)

Chef Peng Fan dies after cobra bit him 20 minutes after he had cut head off (Daily Mail)

Lorry drivers in custody after death of 'illegal immigrant' found in container at Tilbury Docks (Daily Mail)

'Ask Islamic State' hashtag starts trending on Twitter as people poke fun at terrorist group (Independent)

Gaza Children Are Meant To Go Back To School Tomorrow (But They Won't) (Huffington Post)

Execution marks "point of escalation" in fight on ISIS (CBS News)

Demonstrators March to Protest NYC Chokehold Death (NBC News)

China says 8 convicted terrorists executed in restive western region of Xinjiang (Fox News)

Police say several people injured when Swedish mounted police charge demonstrators (Fox News)

Mali releases ex-judge of Islamic extremist tribunal for lack of evidence (Fox News)

Rapper Tumbles Off Stage During Hit Song (Sky News)

China film festival shut down (BBC)

Bitterly Disputed Russia Aid Vehicles Have Left Ukraine (NBC News)

Iraq President Pens Condolence Letter to Foley Family (NBC News)

Boat with 170 Africans on board sinks off Libyan coast (Reuters)

Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine (BBC)

It's Now Illegal to Hide Ebola Patients in Sierra Leone (Time Magazine)

Terror of war (Warning: Graphic images) (CNN)

Boat With 170 Migrants On Board Sinks Off Libya (Sky News)

Lorry drivers remanded over Tilbury container death (Channel4)

Man Told Girlfriend He Had Been Kidnapped, Sparked Manchester Police Hunt, But Was Actually Out Partying (Huffington Post)

First world war centenary commemorations in pictures (Guardian)

Men remanded after container death (BBC)

Boat carrying 200 African migrants sinks off Libyan coast while travelling 'towards Europe' (Independent)

Boat carrying 170 African migrants sinks off Libyan coast while travelling 'towards Europe' (Independent)

US considers broad military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria report (Russia Today)

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat (Reuters)

Ivory Coast shuts borders with Liberia, Guinea over Ebola threat (Reuters)

VIDEO: Israel continues Gaza air strikes (BBC)

The Islamic State's Latest Recruit Is A 13-Year-Old Belgian Schoolboy, Leading Academic Warns (Huffington Post)

Ukraine condemns 'direct invasion' as Russian aid convoy crosses border (Guardian)

Aid convoy trucks cross back from Ukraine into Russia (Channel4)

One dead in shooting at mosque in Switzerland - police (Reuters)

Two charged following suspected illegal immigrant shipping container death (Daily Star)

James Foley beheading: London rapper turned jihadist believed to be under investigation for murder of American journalist in Syria (Independent)

U.S. Considers Attacks on ISIS in Syria (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Hostages Central to Islamic State Strategy (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Ukraine convoy (CNN)

VIDEO: Stand up paddle boarding takes off (BBC)

France Calls for Action on Islamic State's Cash (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Philippines recalls peacekeepers from Liberia over Ebola threat (Reuters)

Executions in Gaza Are a Warning to Spies (New York Times - Paywall)

Iraq crisis: Mosque massacre kills at least 68 Sunni worshippers ahead of talks (Independent)

Iraq crisis: Mosque massacre kills at least 68 Sunni worshippers ahead of government talks (Independent)

Ukraine crisis: Aid convoy returns to Russia after drop in Luhansk as Angela Merkel urges co-operation for peace (Independent)

Ukraine crisis: Part of 'illegal' Russian aid convoy seen leaving eastern Ukraine (Independent)

Ukraine crisis: Part of 'illegal' Russian aid convoy seen leaving eastern Ukraine as Angela Merkel flies in to ease tensions (Independent)

Israel-Gaza conflict: Netanyahu vows to intensify operations after death of Israeli boy (Independent)

Syria strikes? (CNN)

Israeli Boy, 4, Killed in Gaza Mortar Strike (NBC News)

Gaza Mortar Strike Kills Israeli Boy, 4 (NBC News)

As ISIS rampages in Mideast, U.S. eyes potential for domestic threat (CBS News)

Rich Arabs show off crazy supercars (CNN)

Obama administration considering targeting ISIS in Syria (CBS News)

World Briefing: The Philippines: Police Arrest Suspects in an Online Blackmailing Syndicate (New York Times - Paywall)

Gaza militants execute 18 alleged collaborators (Washington Post - Paywall)

Gaza Talks Build at U.N. (New York Times - Paywall)

Brazilian Police Officers Acquitted of Murder Charges (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Mexico Unveils New Police Force (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Extorting ransoms has become a cash cow for ISIS (CBS News)

The Japanese soldiers who risked death to break out of prison: Historic photos capture the biggest prisoner escape attempt during WWII at a regional Australian war camp (Daily Mail)

Kiev, Western allies condemn entrance of Russian convoy into Ukraine (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria (Los Angeles Times)

Police officer delivers baby in California parking lot (CBS News)

Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack (CBS News)

Mexico's Pe a Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned (Los Angeles Times)

The fake plastic phone that could help addicts wean themselves off their mobile (Daily Mail)

Death threat made with medical jargon over op-ed (CBS News)

U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky, Syria activist says (Reuters)

European powers float idea of Gaza monitoring mechanism (Reuters)

Russia escalates tensions with aid convoy, reported firing of artillery inside Ukraine (Washington Post - Paywall)

Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque (Los Angeles Times)

Alter egos: World War I re-enactors (CBS News)

Hamas executes suspected informers in Gaza; attack kills Israeli child (Los Angeles Times)

Two New Ebola Cases Reported in Nigeria (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Islamic State Pushes Social-Media Battle (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Drinking coffee can help you keep your teeth and ward off gum disease (Daily Mail)

Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. says Russia will 'bear consequences' for move into Ukraine (Los Angeles Times)

Mexico launches new police force to guard commerce (Washington Post - Paywall)

Dead Irishman Tests Negative for Ebola (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Hiroshima landslide death toll feared to be as many as 90 (Daily Mail)

Should we call ISIS 'evil'? (CNN)

U.N. Says Syria Deaths Near 200,000 (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Cliff police and BBC to face MPs (BBC)

White House resists Pentagon's Iraq advice (Financial Times - Paywall)

'There's A Spy Inside My Minibar': Why Customer Service Surprises Are Hazardous, Online And Off (Forbes)

Syria death toll passes 191,000, U.N. says (CBS News)

Gunmen kill dozens at Sunni mosque in Iraq, raising fears of sectarian war (Washington Post - Paywall)

Philip Danks 'cost Hollywood studio £2.3m' with world's first pirate copy of Fast & Furious movie (Daily Mail)

WorldViews: How the Islamic State is turning the Middle East upside down (Washington Post - Paywall)

Cordon tightens around Ebola states (Financial Times - Paywall)

Man is pelted to death with oranges after fight breaks out on farm in South Africa (Daily Mail)

Ebola makes worrying advance in Nigeria (CBS News)

VIDEO: 'I survived Islamic State massacre' (BBC)

Syria death toll 'more than 191,000' (BBC)

Russia Ramps Up Information War in Europe (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

WorldViews: The foreigners who flocked to join the fight in Ukraine (Washington Post - Paywall)

Syria deaths at 191,000: 'It's not a number, it's people' (Channel4)

Russian aid trucks move into Ukraine (CBS News)

ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen' (CNN)

Pentagon's chilling ISIS warning (CNN)

Tests show Irish man did not die of Ebola virus (Channel4)

With thousands now dead, Ukraine refugees say aid is welcome but peace is better (Washington Post - Paywall)

ISIS emailed James Foleys family before execution (CBS News)

Can U.S. pull off another rescue mission in Syria? (CBS News)

Israeli airstrikes kill 3 top Hamas commanders in Gaza Strip (Washington Post - Paywall)

In blow to Gaza's economy, Israeli strikes have left industries hard-hit (Washington Post - Paywall)

WorldViews: Islamic State video shows scores of Yazidis converting to Islam (Washington Post - Paywall)

Are the US and Syria now on the same side? - video (Channel4)

The Media Intifada: Bad Math, Ugly Truths About New York Times In Israel-Hamas War (Forbes)

'Today is a miraculous day' says Ebola surviving doctor (Channel4)

Islamic State in overdrive to keep propaganda network online (Channel4)

Rural schools: Down and out in rural China (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Ukraine and Russia: Battering on (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza (Channel4)

How Mike Brown's death exposes US race inequality (Channel4)

China tries 5 alleged cult members in killing at McDonald's restaurant (Washington Post - Paywall)

Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State: A war that crosses national boundaries (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

American Missionaries Cured of Ebola Infections; Brantly: 'Today Is A Miraculous Day' (Forbes)

Is ISIS a threat to the U.S.? (CNN)

U.S. staged secret operation into Syria in failed bid to rescue Americans (Washington Post - Paywall)

7 Ways To Charm The Pants Off Of Everyone, All The Time (Forbes)

Islamic State video shows US journalist beheading (Channel4)

James Foley: war reporter 'drawn to the frontline naturally' (Channel4)

Pro-Islamic State Brit challenged on beheadings - video (Channel4)

Police shoot dead second man in St Louis, Missouri (Channel4)

Two-year-old child and woman killed as Gaza ceasefire ends (Channel4)

Peking University Implants First 3D Printed Vertebra (Forbes)

Truck hangs off overpass after crash - video (Channel4)

Islamic State: how western policy is scrambling to catch up (Channel4)

Japan's defense plans rile China (CNN)

World's first panda triplets (CNN)

Israel, Gaza and the media: Propaganda war (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The Gaza war: Will the ceasefire hold? (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Gaza and the Arab world: A collective shrug (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

War crimes in Kosovo: A country awaits (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Colorado politics: Ground war (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Sexual mores in Iran: Throwing off the covers (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Did couple steal state secrets? (CNN)

Gaza crisis brings 9/11 flashbacks (CNN)

Ebola in west Africa: Death and disbelievers (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

How the first world war reshaped Europe: Redrawing the map (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Commemorating the first world war: In foreign fields (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

20 China travel tips (CNN)

China and Japan's 'war of words' (CNN)

Why does China struggle with football? (CNN)

China and the Arctic: Polar bearings (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

China first for Tour de France (CNN)

Haiti condemns recent police violence (Miami Herald)

Police say caseworker lied before child died (Miami Herald)

Police union tries to block camera plan for Miami-Dade officers (Miami Herald)

State seeks harsher penalty against Miami physician (Miami Herald)

Police: father and girlfriend coming off cocaine high when Goulds boy was mauled by family dogs (Miami Herald)

Three people found dead, floating in the waters off Hollywood beach (Miami Herald)

Florida Polytechnic survives controversy to enroll its first STEM students (Miami Herald)