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Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:53 PM - (World News)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes.

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Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:52 PM - (World News)

Yemeni Shiite protesters chant slogans to demand the government to step down, while attending a demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Arabic writing on a banner reads,"The government of corruption must leave." Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A government official says a Yemen presidential envoy has arrived in the northern stronghold of a Shiite rebel group for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government.


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UK police threaten companies that sell domains to piracy sites

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:52 PM - (Technology)

UK police threaten companies that sell domains to piracy sites


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Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:50 PM - (Politics)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

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Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:47 PM - (Health)

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim addresses the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in WashingtonBy Daniel Flynn and Tim Cocks DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) - The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the highly contagious virus. In a newspaper editorial, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Western healthcare facilities would easily be able to contain the disease, and he urged wealthy nations to share knowledge and resources to help African countries tackle it. ...


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Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:46 PM - (World News)

Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, serves against Casey Dellacqua, of Australia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)NEW YORK (AP) — Flavia Pennetta moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, kicking off a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men's seeds.


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Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:46 PM - (World News)

Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.


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Elgato Eve will monitor the air in your house, works with iOS 8 HomeKit

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:45 PM - (Technology)

Elgato says its home monitoring system will be up and running when HomeKit is.Elgato's upcoming smart home tech promises to measure the quality of air in your home, as well as energy and water consumption.>


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UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:45 PM - (World News)

Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, waits prior to the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.


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UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:44 PM - (Politics)

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters driving on a street in the northern Syrian City of HomsGeneva (AFP) - The UN Human Rights Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate atrocities committed by Islamic State jihadists.


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Jennifer Lawrence requests nude pics investigation

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:43 PM - (Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online.

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Poland's PM: Ukraine's war must be stopped now

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:42 PM - (World News)

Soldiers pass the memorial for Polish Defenders during ceremonies marking the 75. anniversary of the start of World War II at the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk, Poland, on Monday, Sept.1, 2014. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk spoke at the Baltic coast Westerplatte peninsula, where some of the first shots of World War II were fired on Sept.1, 1939 at the start of the Nazi-German invasion. Tusk said : Today, looking at the tragedy of Ukraine, at war - because we should use this word - in the east of our continent, we know that September 1939 must not be repeated." (AP Photo)GDANSK, Poland (AP) — The outbreak of World War II 75 years ago shows why Europe must put an end to the war in Ukraine now, Poland's prime minister said Monday.


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At least 4 remain trapped in Nicaraguan mine

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:42 PM - (World News)

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — At least four miners are believed trapped in a wildcat gold mine in Nicaragua, and officials say rescue work remains dangerous and difficult in the water-logged work site.

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Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:40 PM - (Technology)

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolenAfter a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. FROM EARLIER: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack Online publication The Next Web reveals that hackers aware of an iCloud security issue (found in the Find My iPhone service) and may have taken advantage of it to break into the phones of the affected celebrities, who include Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Hudson and many more. Apparently, a Python script was posted on Github last Monday that


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Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Monday, 01 September 2014 - 16:40 PM - (Politics)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) walks past an honor guard in Nicosia on September 1, 2014Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a leak by Edward Snowden that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006. Der Spiegel reported that as well as sharing intelligence with NATO partner Turkey, the United States and its ally Britain have been conducting extensive electronic surveillance on the Turkish leadership. It claimed the NSA placed "Turkey at the level of Venezuela, and even ahead of Cuba, in terms of US interest in intelligence collection".


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