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world Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.

10 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Pictures of the day: 2 September 2014

A dashing dachshund, rutting deer and a mariachi Barbie doll

11 minutes ago // ABC

world Attacks Kill 3 Afghan Policemen, 4 Soldiers

Suicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen in east; Taliban kill 4 Afghan soldiers in west

14 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Moscow will review military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force

MOSCOW A top Kremlin security official said Tuesday that Moscow would now review its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe.

15 minutes ago // BBC

world McDormand picks up Venice award

Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.

19 minutes ago // VOA

world UN: Ebola Threatening Food Security in West Africa

The United Nations is warning that the world's worst outbreak of the Ebola virus has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization issued the warning Tuesday in a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak. The FAO said in those three countries quarantine zones and restrictions on people's movement aimed at combating the virus have "seriously curtailed the movement

20 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world US forces conduct air strikes on Islamist group al-Shabaab in Somalia

Targeted attack comes days after Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside government intelligence headquarters

20 minutes ago // ABC

world US Military Attacks Al-Shabab in Somalia

In an attack that felt like 'an earthquake,' US forces hit Islamic extremists in Somalia

21 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Islamic State accused of 'systematic ethnic cleansing' in Iraq

Amnesty International accuses Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Isil of carrying out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" in northern Iraq

22 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Commission Sinks London Mayor's Island Airport Plan

A plan for a brand new airport for London championed by the city's mayor Boris Johnson has failed to secure the backing of a commission studying how to add hub capacity in the U.K.

22 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Lesotho PM set to return after coup rumours

Tom Thabane fled to South Africa on Saturday, as troops attacked key police installations and surrounded his residence.

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Rotherham abuse case raises questions over Victorian education official

Sonia Sharp, now the states deputy education secretary, was once director of childrens services in the UK town Continue reading...

24 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

TEHRAN, Iran Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target," even at high altitudes. Speaking on state TV, he said the missile was successfully test-fired recently. He did not describe its range.Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Full Episode: Nightline 9/1: Deaf Toddler's Journey with Experimental Brainstem Device

Toddler Undergoes Second Surgery for New Auditory Implant; Sneak Peek: The Making of 'Frozen'

26 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Airports Commission Sinks London Mayor's Island Airport Plan

A plan for a brand new airport for London championed by the city's mayor Boris Johnson has failed to secure the backing of a commission studying how to add hub capacity in the U.K.

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Burmese beauty queen demands apology in return for pageant crown

Miss Asia Pacific World winner May Myat Noe says she has done nothing wrong to cause her to be dethroned Continue reading...

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Survivor singer Jamison dies aged 63

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of US rock band Survivor, famous for their 1982 hit Eye of the Tiger, dies aged 63.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Draghi Sees Turbulence Ahead

Europe File: The ECB chief thinks the euro zone's growth challenge is now so serious that it needs to act more like a political union, but that puts him on a collision course with Berlin.

28 minutes ago // ABC

world Suicide Car Bomb Kills 3 Afghan Policemen

Afghan official: Suicide car bombing kills 3 policemen in eastern province

28 minutes ago // Fox News

world Afghan official: Suicide car bombing kills 3 policemen in eastern province

An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Philippines Congress dismisses impeachment motions against Aquino

MANILA Reuters - Lawmakers allied with Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday threw out three impeachment motions in the House of Representatives, the first political challenge to the popular leader in four years.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott says 'extreme force' is justified to counter Isis threat

Australian PM says Islamist extremists are 'nothing but a death cult' as his country prepares to help US arm the Kurds Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Australian Rules players to be punished for Rolf Harris fancy dress

Melbourne Demons players to be punished after dressing up as Rolf Harris and a young girl for their "Mad Monday" celebrations

31 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Did Putin Say Russia Could 'Take Kiev in Two Weeks'?

Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying he could capture Kiev in two weeks.

34 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Joan Rivers' family 'considering suing throat surgery hospital'

Family of 81-year-old actress and comedian may sue Manhattan hospital that performed her routine surgery as she remains in a coma

39 minutes ago // BBC

world Abuse scandal force faces inquiry

South Yorkshire Police commissions an independent investigation into its handling of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, while Labour suspends four members in the town.

39 minutes ago // BBC

world Free meals served for infant pupils

Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Scotland Decides: 5 live debate

Victoria Derbyshire presents live from Caird Hall, Dundee with an audience debate ahead of Scotland's Referendum on independence.

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Clive Palmer: Deal done on mining tax - video

Mining magnate MP Clive Palmer denies any conflict of interest in his party's decision to vote in support of killing off the mining tax. The government reached a deal with six crossbenchers, including Palmer United party senators, to repeal the tax. Palmer insisted the move made no difference to his coalmining interests in Queensland. He also defended delays to increased compulsory super contributions that would come as a result of the move and denied he'd helped the government break an election

42 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world U.S. companies feel unwelcome in China, complain of unfair treatment

BEIJING American companies in China complained on Tuesday they were being unfairly targeted by the government of President Xi Jinping, with the selective enforcement of opaque laws leading many to feel they were no longer wanted here and causing them to fundamentally re-evaluate long-term investment plans.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world Pakistan Parliament Meets Over Political Crisis

Pakistan parliament holds emergency session over political crisis as protesters camped outside

43 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding day revealed

The first photos from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding, which took place last week in France, have been published

44 minutes ago // Reuters

world Pakistan PM chairs joint parliament session as crisis deepens

ISLAMABAD Reuters - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Clegg defends UK terror response

The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.

48 minutes ago // The Independent

world Japan battling first dengue fever outbreak for almost 70 years

Japan is battling to bring its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years under control after at least 22 people fell ill.

50 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Ebola threatens food security in West Africa, says UN

Ebola putting harvests at risk and sending food prices soaring in West Africa, UN states