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Syria opposition chief: strikes are a moral duty

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The head of the Western-backed Syrian opposition says that the British parliament's failure to endorse military action in Syria isn't enough to hold back strikes by other allies.

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APNewsBreak: US: Iran can't access much oil income

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The U.S. has concluded that nearly half of Iran's monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts overseas because of sanctions that restrict Tehran's access to the money.

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Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a "hijacked" jetliner from their U.S.-Canadian counterparts.

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Hagel: US discusses 'facts' on Syria with allies

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Speaking at a news conference in Manila, Hagel said the administration also would continue to seek input from members of Congress on how the U.S. should respond to the deadly attack.

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UN chemical experts leave Damascus hotel

Posted: 08/29/2013 - U.N. experts investigating purported poison gas attacks left their Damascus hotel Thursday, but anti-regime activists said the team's destination was not immediately known.

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France: Military ready to go to Syria if needed

Posted: 08/29/2013 - A French defense spokesman says the French military is ready to commit forces to an operation in Syria if President Francois Hollande decides to do so.

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Obama: US action would send Assad 'strong signal'

Posted: 08/29/2013 - President Barack Obama is vowing that American retaliation for Syrian chemical weapons use would send a "strong signal," as U.S. intelligence officials readied briefings for Congress

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UN experts head to Damascus suburb, activists say

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Momentum is building for Western military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime over the purported Aug. 21 chemical attack which the group Doctors Without Borders says killed 355 people.

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Ban Ki-moon appeals for Syria diplomatic solution

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Ban said Wednesday a United Nation team investigating the alleged chemical attack must be given time to establish the facts. The investigators left their hotel Wednesday,

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AP NewsBreak: UN-Iran plan new nuke meeting

Posted: 08/28/2013 - The diplomats told The Associated Press that the negotiations will resume Sept. 27, with the main focus on gaining access to a section of a military site that the U.N.'s IAEA has long tried to access.

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Kerry: Chemical arms use in Syria has consequences

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry says there is "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, with intelligence strongly pointing to Bashar Assad's government.

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Syria accuses Kerry of lying, disregarding UN

Updated: 08/27/2013 - Syria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of lying by claiming there is "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria likely carried out by the regime.

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Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes

Posted: 08/27/2013 - The gates of hell have opened. Its ghosts have been let loose to roam on earth and visit the homes of their relatives.

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Vandals strike Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Police say vandals have slashed car tires in an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents blamed on a fringe group of extremists.

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US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2013 - There is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond.

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Turkey says it would join coalition against Assad

Posted: 08/26/2013 - In comments published Monday in Milliyet newspaper, Davutoglu said Turkey's priority is to act according to U.N. decisions, but the country would join a coalition if there is no U.N. mandate.

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Navalny shakes up Moscow mayor campaign

Posted: 08/26/2013 - A motley gaggle of hipsters, mothers with children and two babushkas with hair dyed bright red gather to listen to something they haven't heard in over a decade: a stump speech for Moscow mayor.

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