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Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

A video purportedly shows U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic StateBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State".


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:34:44 -0400
Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

An armed pro-Russian separatist stands next to an APC in the city of DonetskBy Robin Emmott and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby estimated there were thousands of Russian forces inside Ukraine.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:53:32 -0400
U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader
The United States launched Hellfire missiles and laser-guided munitions to destroy an al Shabaab encampment in south-central Somalia late on Monday, the Pentagon said. After the Westgate mall attack, Navy SEALS stormed ashore into the al Shabaab stronghold of Barawe, where a regional official said the latest air strike was also launched, but they failed to capture or kill their target.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:39:59 -0400
HK activists say Beijing 'brutally strangled' democracy, vow action

A pro-democracy activist is detained by the police during a confrontation in Hong KongHONG KONG (Reuters) - A pro-democracy movement that has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's financial district has said Beijing "brutally strangled" its fight for full democracy and vowed to take action. On Monday, Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists after China's parliament had rejected democrats' demands for the right to freely choose Hong Kong's next leader at an election in 2017. "We Hongkongers won't accept failure in our road to democracy," the Occupy Central with Love and Peace movement said in a statement emailed to reporters late on Tuesday. ...


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:56:01 -0400
Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tepco's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plantBy Kevin Krolicki IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to shut down a nuclear plant destroyed by the industry's worst accident since Chernobyl. The lawsuit follows a court ruling last week that the utility known as Tepco must pay compensation over the suicide of a woman who was forced from her home following the March 2011 tsunami and subsequent meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant north of Tokyo. The spate of legal activity is the latest blow for Tepco, which has been effectively nationalized and expects to spend more than $48 billion in compensation alone for the disaster that forced the evacuation of some 160,000 residents.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:23:14 -0400
Ramirez removed as PDVSA head, oil minister in Venezuela shake-up

Venezuela's new Oil and Mining Minister Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late president Hugo Chavez, smiles during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in CaracasVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday pushed Rafael Ramirez from his twin posts as oil minister and a chief of state oil firm PDVSA in a cabinet shake-up that opposition critics said fell short of the overhaul needed to reverse the OPEC nation’s economic decline. Maduro promoted former PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] exploration and production chief Eulogio Del Pino to the company’s top job and tapped Asdrubal Chavez, the cousin of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to lead the energy and mining ministry. "I talked with Del Pino today.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:08:41 -0400
Bank of England set to hold rates at record low 0.50%

A file photo shows the Bank of England in the City of London. The bank is set to keep interest rates at a record lowThe Bank of England is set to keep interest rates at a record-low 0.50 percent this week, as it eyes slowing inflation before next year's election, analysts say. Both Britain and the separate eurozone are worried about unduly low inflation, but this is a much bigger problem in the single currency area where growth is far less buoyant. The upshot is an overall climate of talk that monetary conditions in Britain could be tightened next year, while in the eurozone they may soon be eased. The Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), which concludes its two-day September meeting on Thursday, is likely to leave its quantitative easing (QE) cash stimulus at £375 billion ($622 billion, 473 billion euros).


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:22:11 -0400
Asian teams turn focus from Brazil to Asian Cup
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Less than three months after Asia's teams earned just three points at the World Cup, Australia, Japan and South Korea are back in action and ready to put Brazil behind them as the countdown to the 2015 Asian Cup begins.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:21:31 -0400
Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore off Mexico Gulf

A couple of cars lie in a portion of a collapsed street due to heavy rains in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014. The Gulf states of Mexico are bracing for more bad weather as Tropical Storm Dolly will cross the coast lat this evening or overnight and continue moving inland over northeastern Mexico on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes on Wednesday.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:18:40 -0400
French mum reunited with daughter taken by alleged jihadi father

Meriam Rhaiem (L) arrives with her daughter on September 3, 2014 in Vélizy-Villacoublay near ParisA young French mother whose daughter had been smuggled out of the country by her father arrived home with the two-year-old girl on Wednesday after they were reunited earlier in Turkey. Meriam Rhaiem, 25, made headlines in March with an emotional appeal to French authorities to recognise her baby girl as "the youngest French hostage". Mother and daughter arrived at Villacoublay air base outside Paris at 2:15 am Wednesday (0115 GMT) aboard a plane chartered by the French interior ministry. "It's a moment of great emotion with the arrival of Meriam Rhaiem and her daughter Assia, after months of waiting," said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve who went out onto the tarmac to meet the plane.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:12:35 -0400
Tropical storm Dolly hits Mexico's northeast coast

A man stands near a car after heavy rains damaged a street in Veracruz(Reuters) - Tropical storm Dolly lashed Mexico's northeast coast on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, bringing torrential rain and life threatening flash floods. Dolly was blowing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 km per hour), but having made landfall the storm was expected to lose strength by Wednesday evening, NHC said. Dolly, which formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico early on Tuesday, has already forced the closure of two of Mexico's three major crude oil export terminals.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:11:49 -0400
PG&E faces record fines over deadly California pipeline blast

The remains of burned vehicles and homes are seen near the site of a natural gas explosion in San BrunoBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday levied penalties of a record $1.4 billion on Pacific Gas and Electric Co, stemming from the deadly 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture and fire near San Francisco. This is the largest safety-related penalty ever imposed by the commission, dwarfing a $38-million fine for PG&E over a 2008 natural gas explosion in Rancho Cordova, California, the agency said. ...


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:07:05 -0400
Obama in Estonia as Russia, NATO square off over Ukraine
US President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia early Wednesday to meet Baltic leaders and reaffirm Washington's commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members, as Russia declared NATO a major "threat". Moscow's surprise declaration came after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine. It also comes ahead of a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby Obama for military backing.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:06:43 -0400
McGrath to coach Indian pacers at MRF academy
NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Australia test paceman great Glenn McGrath will have a hand in coaching India's promising test fast bowlers after the Indian cricket board signed an agreement with his Madras Rubber Factory Pace Foundation in Chennai.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:04:52 -0400
Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly and the Senate, the country's interior minister slammed the protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, describing them as "terrorists."
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:03:43 -0400
Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, a Wall St. sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks wavered in morning trading Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's central bank will provide more support to the flagging region.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:57:36 -0400
Putin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus. Putin is flying to Mongolia on Wednesday Sept. 3, for a working visit amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia on Wednesday for a working visit amid soaring tensions with Washington and NATO over a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:57:08 -0400
Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

President Barack Obama boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Estonia for meetings with Baltic leaders then onto Wales for a NATO summit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:53:50 -0400
Tight security, unity drive clash in China's west

In this photo taken Thursday, July 17, 2014, Chinese paramilitary policemen stand on duty in front of a wanted poster in the city of Aksu in western China's Xinjiang province. China has blanketed parts of Xinjiang, home to Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uighurs, with such heavy security that it resembles an occupied territory under martial law, complete with armed troops, spiked barricades, checkpoints and even drones. But the massive security effort has not brought stability to Xinjiang, and neither has Beijing’s strategy of pouring in economic investment. A few hundred people have died in ethnic violence in Xinjiang and in two attacks in Chinese cities elsewhere over the past 16 months. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)KUQA, China (AP) — In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. Wanted posters for suspected Uighur assailants are stuck on walls every few hundred feet.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:52:37 -0400
US Open Glance
NEW YORK (AP) — A look at Tuesday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:47:20 -0400
Speeding truck overturns, kills 10 in India
New Delhi (AP) — Police say a speeding truck has overturned and crushed to death 10 people, including seven children, sleeping on a sidewalk in northern India.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:40:39 -0400
Somali rebel leader's fate unclear after US air strike

Ugandan soldiers with the African Union Mission in Somalia prepare to advance on the town of Kurtunwaarey in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, on August 31, 2014US forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said. Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed that the attack was aimed at the group's leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, also referred to as Abu-Zubayr, and that the bombs definitely hit the meeting of Shebab chiefs. "US special operations forces using manned and unmanned aircraft destroyed an encampment and a vehicle using several Hellfire missiles and laser-guided munitions," Kirby said. We can't give further details until we get additional information on the exact number of casualties, but what I know is that the target was the leadership," government spokesman Ridwan Haji Abdiweli told reporters.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:40:30 -0400
Australia leader talks up uranium trade with India
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has talked up the prospect of Australia selling uranium to India for peaceful power generation ahead of his first trip to the nuclear-armed country as national leader.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:37:55 -0400
Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

A woman looks at the damage after part of a street and a home collapsed due to heavy rains in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014. The Gulf states of Mexico are bracing for more bad weather as Tropical Storm Dolly will cross the coast lat this evening or overnight and continue moving inland over northeastern Mexico on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly moved ashore late Tuesday and soaked Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:33:06 -0400
Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly and the Senate, the country's interior minister slammed the protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, describing them as "terrorists."
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:32:24 -0400
Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

ISIL Has Reportedly Beheaded Journalist Steven SotloffAn Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:11:15 -0400
NZ secures Hesson as coach for 2 more years
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Cricket says it has extended the contract of national coach Mike Hesson to April 2017.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:07:19 -0400
Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:07:00 -0400
Macau poll reveals democracy urges amid Hong Kong row with China

Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui speaks at a news conference after winning Macau's chief executive election in MacauAn unofficial referendum on democracy in the southern Chinese gambling hub of Macau showed 89 percent of nearly 9,000 people who took part don't trust their leader, who was re-elected on Sunday as the sole candidate. An official panel elects Macau's leader, similar to neighboring Hong Kong where a committee of largely pro-Beijing loyalists chooses who gets on the ballot, effectively rendering the ability to vote meaningless. Fernando Chui was returned to office by a panel of 400 largely pro-China loyalists in Macau, a former Portuguese colony. Authorities were quick to disrupt the unofficial poll, shutting polling booths and arresting five people for breaching privacy laws.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:06:48 -0400
Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly and the Senate, the country's interior minister slammed the protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, describing them as "terrorists."
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:02:26 -0400
37th time the charm for China's Peng at US Open

Peng Shuai, of China, reacts after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before — when she had surgery to repair a heart defect at age 12.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:01:39 -0400
Following his own rules, Monfils into US Open QFs

Gael Monfils, of France, reacts after a shot against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils follows his own rules.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:57:27 -0400
China's top leaders remember victory over Japan
BEIJING (AP) — Top leaders have commemorated China's World War II victory over Japan as Beijing ramps up its reminders to the world of Japan's historical aggression as relations worsen between the two.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:55:36 -0400
Wozniacki easily beats Errani to reach US Open SF

Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns to Sara Errani, of Italy, during the quarterfinal round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki moved into her first Grand Slam semifinal in three years, overwhelming 13th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 6-1 Tuesday night in a wind-whipped match.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:55:32 -0400
Colombia high court Oks bullfights in Bogota ring
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian high court says bullfights can return to Bogota's historic ring, more than two months after they were suspended by the capital city's mayor.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:50:32 -0400
Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has replaced the Venezuela's longtime oil minister and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for much-needed reforms to address the country's economic crisis.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:45:02 -0400
Ryder Cup Squads
Captain: Tom Watson
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:41:57 -0400
Healthy Federer back into US Open quarterfinals

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, smiles and flashes a thumb up after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Roger Federer was dealing with a bad back. He was experimenting with new rackets. And his nine-year run of reaching at least the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open ended with a fourth-round loss.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:41:35 -0400
 

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