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Isil fighters disperse within Syrian and Iraqi cities to evade US air attacks

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Jihadist fighters have begun preparing defences against American air strikes and a feared land-based counter-offensive in Iraq and Syria, residents living under their sway have described to The Telegraph. Fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are mounting barricades, increasing checkpoints and booby-trapping the roads ...

Defeated nationalist leader says Scots 'tricked' out of independence

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MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers. Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of ...

More Than 310,000 People Descend On New York To March For Climate Action

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — “It’s going to be a good day,” said Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and former White House environmental adviser, in the moments leading up to the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday. His words and attitude echoed throughout the ...

Democracy Now!

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Watch the special Democracy Now! 3-hour live broadcast from the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. More By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The climate crisis is worsening faster ...

PHOTOS: Thousands March In Biggest Climate Change Rally Ever

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Thousands flocked to New York on Sunday to join the People’s Climate March, billed as the largest climate march in history. The rally wove its way through midtown Manhattan as a call to action for leaders to curb carbon emissions and to protest stalled action on a climate ...

Live Blog: Inside the Biggest Climate March in History

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Tim McDonnell is Climate Desk's associate producer. For more of his stories, click here. Follow him on Twitter or send him an email at tmcdonnell [at] motherjones [dot] com. RSS | Twitter James West is senior producer for the Climate Desk and a contributing producer for Mother Jones.

Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on Islamic State militants, nuclear program

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be ...

Exclusive: Siemens near deal to buy Dresser-Rand - sources

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NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG is near an agreement to acquire U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc for all cash, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. A deal for Dresser-Rand, which has a market capitalization of more than $6 billion,

From Melbourne to Manhattan: thousands join global protests for action on climate change

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Worldwide day of protests came on the eve of the first United Nations leaders’ summit on climate change in five years From Melbourne to Manhattan, tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday to stage the biggest display of popular support for climate action ever ...

Illinois judge rules police entitled to Swat raid over parody Twitter account

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A Swat team burst into a Peoria house looking for the source of parody Twitter account that had upset the town’s mayor The police hadn’t even come for him. When four fully-armed officers of a Swat team burst into Jacob Elliott’s house in Peoria, Illinois in April they ...

Democracy Now!

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Tune in this Sunday, Sept. 21 when Democracy Now! will broadcast live via our website from the People’s Climate March in New York City, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. Watch the livestream from 10:30am to 1:30pm ET via ...

Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it. The Group of 20 leading nations, meeting at ...

Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

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SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees. About 70,000 Syrian Kurds have ...

U.S. Budget Director Warns: 'Climate Denial Will Cost Us Billions Of Dollars'

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The new U.S. director of the Office of Management and Budget used his first speech to talk about the dangers not acting on climate change poses to the federal budget. Shaun Donovan, head of the OMB, said in a speech at the Center for American Progress Friday that ...

China says will not alter policy because of one economic indicator

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Sunday, in remarks that came days after many economists lowered growth forecasts having seen the latest set of weak data. Lou made the comments at ...

Afghan rivals set to sign unity government deal after messy election

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KABUL (Reuters) - Rival candidates in the bitterly disputed Afghan presidential election will sign an agreement on a unity government on Sunday, aides said, potentially easing months of tension that destabilized Afghanistan while foreign troops withdraw. The signing ceremony to be held at the Kabul presidential palace - ...

Anti-Immigrant Group Cancels Protest, Claims Drug Cartels Threatened To Make It 'A Blood Bath'

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An anti-immigration protest group threatening to “shut down all ports of entry” in four southern border states backed out of plans to do so mere hours before the event was scheduled to take place Saturday morning. Lead organizer Stasyi Barth claimed that the protest was cancelled because a ...

Sierra Leone claims Ebola curfew success

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Sierra Leone has ended a three-day curfew to stem the world's worst Ebola epidemic, with authorities claiming a "huge success" in identifying new infections and locating scores of bodies. The curfew ended at midnight on Sunday and was the most extreme strategy employed by a nation since the ...

We Made History: 310,000 March for Climate Action

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Today I joined the People’s Climate March—the biggest rally for climate action on record.It was exhilarating to be part of this historic event.I will never forget the moment I turned the corner at Columbus Circle and saw a sea of people stretching for miles in each direction. More ...

Global rallies urge action on climate change

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Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied across the globe in an international day of action on climate change, with the purported largest mobilisation of its kind in New York City. More than 500,000 people took part in 2,500 marches around the world on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's ...

How long until foreign troops fight ISIL?

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Sue Turton is an Al Jazeera correspondent who has covered Afghanistan, Libya and Syria extensively for the network. How many arm-chair generals does it take to form a broad coalition? These are men making decisions on the best way to fight what is perceived to be one of ...

Scottish independence referendum

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The BBC forecasts that Scotland has voted against becoming an independent country by a projected 55% to 45%.

Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis.

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September 22nd – Flood, blockade, sit-in, and shut down the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis. Wear Blue. On Monday, September 22nd at 9:00 am, thousands of people will gather at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – ...

Yemen violence casts doubt on deal signing

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A series of explosions have been heard across the Yemeni capital as Houthi rebels and government forces battle for a fourth straight day, despite the announcement of a UN-brokered agreement due to be signed later on Sunday. Al Jazeera's Khaled al-Hammadi, reporting from the ground, said most of ...

Everything You Need To Know To Attend The Biggest Climate March In History

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For one week in late September, New York City will be the center of gravity for the fight to confront climate change. On Sunday, September 21st, a climate march through midtown Manhattan will kick off a week of high-profile climate events in the Big Apple. Promoted as an ...

‘F*** the Police’: Communists, Radicals Spotted Throughout Climate March in New York City Demanding ‘Revolution, Nothing Less’

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Tens-of-thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City Sunday to demand political leaders take action on climate change. While the protest remained peaceful, much of the “People’s Climate March” appeared to be made up of fringe elements of the political left. Dozens of signs denouncing ...

Deadly blast outside Egypt's foreign ministry

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A bomb blast killed two Egyptian policemen and two civilians near the foreign ministry in central Cairo, a security official said. State television reported that a police officer and a conscript were killed in the blast in the Boulaq Abu Eila neighbourhood, a crowded area on the Nile ...

Weekly Address: The World is United in the Fight Against ISIL

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In this week’s address, the President thanked Congress for its strong bipartisan support for efforts to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight ISIL.

People's Climate March in New York City kicks off

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NEW YORK — Throngs of activists, scientists, environmentalists, students and elected officials took to New York City’s streets Sunday for a massive march meant to sound the alarm about climate change. Organizers were hoping to attract more than 100,000 people, a crowd that would make the march through ...

The climate change generation finds its voice

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Everyone’s got something to say about millennials. We’re the puzzle every marketer wants to crack, the conundrum every candidate wants to solve. Depending on what you’re reading, we’re job hoppers or jobless, optimistic or complex, socially aware or selfish. This September, one thing is for sure: Millennials are stepping up to protect our future—and we’re paying attention to the political leaders who are (or aren’t) doing the same. As world leaders descend on New York City for the historic United Nations Climate Summit happening on September 23, young people from ...

Ohio Supreme Court: It's OK To Strip Mine State Wildlife Areas

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This week, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to potentially allow part of a state wildlife area to be strip-mined for coal. The ruling, which settles a dispute involving an esoteric land contract from 1944, could open up $2 million of coal to be dug out of a ...

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

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1 of 3.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (R) stands with his Australian counterpart Joe Hockey during a media conference at the start of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in the northern Australian city of Cairns September 19, 2014. CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - As the ...

Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom

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On a hazy morning last September, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi'an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog. The Communist Party built this compound, called the Shaanxi ...

The People's Climate March in London – in pictures

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Emma Thompson, Vivienne Westwood and Peter Gabriel joined campaigners and UK flood victims at one of 2,000 events taking place in 150 countries before next week’s UN summit in New York. An estimated 40,000 people were there. The march in London was one of many similar demonstrations around ...

"Homeland" And Other Un-American Words and Ideas

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A week ago I saw this piece in The Nation which picked up on a Chris Matthews rant about how defense and security of the "homeland" has become a commonplace phrase in the year's since 9/11. I was heartened by this because this has been a pet issue ...

Thanks to Obamacare, Way More Women No Longer Have To Pay Extra For Birth Control

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There's some good news for women who would rather not pay an arm and a leg to keep from getting pregnant. The Guttmacher Institute, which tracks reproductive health costs, has been periodically surveying a group of 1,800 privately insured women ages 18-39 about how much they pay out ...

People's Climate March set to attract thousands around the world – live

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You can also tweet your pics to me @MelissaLDavey and you can follow reporter Oliver Milman who is covering the Melbourne event. The Adelaide event took place yesterday - here’s a pic of that march from 350.org founder and environmentalist, Bill McKibben: And AAP reports that security is ...

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

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A team of health workers trying to bury Ebola victims has come under attack in Sierra Leone's capital, as the country struggled through the second day of a nationwide curfew to help combat the virus. Police were called on Saturday to help the team in the village of ...

Either Kabul’s streets are covered with Iraqi flags, or Katherine Heigl is wrong about this set location

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All Katherine Heigl wanted to do was share how crazy it was that the “State of Affairs” set dressers made the California city of Santa Clarita look just like the Afghanistan capital of Kabul. Just one problem: if the posters visible behind the actress are any indication, the ...

Quote of the Day: Nathan Deal Is Tired of Barack Obama's Treachery

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From Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, apparently upset that his tax-fighting economic policies aren't yet producing a paradise on earth: It’s ironic that in a year in which Republican governors are leading some of the states that are making the most progress, that they almost, without exception, are classified ...

When I Was 5, I, Um -- What Were We Just Talking About?

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I remember approximately diddley-squat1 about my childhood. But why? Melissa Dahl explains the latest research to me today: The way parents tend to talk to their sons is different from the way they talk to their daughters. Mothers tend to introduce more snippets of new information in conversations ...

Occupy climate change protests raise specter of losing a job after arrest

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Protesters think minimum wage, healthcare reform and an end to police brutality are worthy of arrest and lost job prospects When Precious Daniels lay down in front of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Detroit on a chilly morning in November 2009, she wasn’t giving her future ...

French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

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1 of 2.A handout image, provided on September 19, 2014 by ECPAD, shows a photo montage of a logistics depot in northeastern Iraq before and after a mission by French Rafale fighter jets from the Al-Dhafra airbase. BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target ...

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

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SEOUL (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on ...

Ukraine clashes continue despite truce

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Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and a ceasefire signed on September 5 to end fighting between the army and pro-Russia separates is "in name only", NATO's top military commander said."The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," US Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius."Basically,

Obama Signs Order to Take Away Your Antibiotics

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The Obama administration on Thursday announced measures to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, outlining a national strategy that includes incentives for the development of new drugs, tighter stewardship of existing ones, and improvements in tracking the use of antibiotics and the microbes that are resistant to ...

10 Fascinating Articles From the CIA's Secret Employee Magazine

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In 2007, Jeffrey Scudder, a veteran information technology specialist at the Central Intelligence Agency, came across the archives of the agency's in-house magazine, Studies in Intelligence. The catch: They were classified. So Scudder filed a Freedom of Information Act request. And then things got messy. "I submitted a ...

Microsoft Wants Minecraft To Make It Cool. Good Luck.

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Microsoft rattled the gaming world this week when it announced it would spend $2.5 billion to acquire Minecraft, a wildly popular indie videogame. By buying the game, Microsoft hopes to tap into players' wallets. But what's less clear is whether Microsoft can win over gamers, some of whom ...

It's On Us: Sexual Assault PSA

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It’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault. Learn what you can do and take the pledge to be part of the solution at http://ItsOnUs.orgOrder the shirt https://www.booster.com/itsonusJon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne, Questlove and others join President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in ...

"NO." Scotland Will Not Leave the United Kingdom

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David Cameron has been spared his worst fear: Being the Tory who lost England's hat. The Guardian has called the independence referendum and it appears that voters have declined to strike out on their own. Scotland will not leave the United Kingdom. "No" was the slight favorite heading ...
 

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