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Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State

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Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. 



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Iceland says eruption over, lifts all airspace restrictions

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By Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson REYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland said a small volcanic eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that started in the early hours of Friday had stopped and it had lifted all airspace restrictions. Earlier in the day the Icelandic Meteorological Office reduced...(more) 



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Eurozone gripped by deflation fears as inflation rate hits five-year low

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ECB chief Mario Draghi is under pressure to act but experts say immediate meassures are unlikely Continue reading... 



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Playoffs call for big change to college football

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With the first year of the college football playoffs, four teams will be placed into two semi-final games, with the winners moving on to play for a shot at the championship title. (Aug. 29)          



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IU student from Libertyville dies in sorority house

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An Indiana University student died in her sorority house Thursday night, university officials announced today in a press release.  



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California to introduce tough new measures to limit police drone use

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Bill would require states police to seek a warrant for unmanned drone use in virtually all situations other than emergencies Continue reading... 



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2 firefighters on way to work come to aid of driver, passengers in bus crash

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Two firefighters on their way to work were the first at the scene of a shuttle bus crash at O'Hare International Airport this morning, helping to free the driver and attending to passengers who had been thrown against seats and windows.  



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EU ministers discuss new response to Russia over Ukraine

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By Francesca Landini and Lisa Jucca MILAN (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers met in Italy on Friday to find what a diplomatic source said would be a clear message on sanctions for EU heads of states to make to Russia over its actions in Ukraine....(more) 



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West Africa Ebola outbreak spreads to Senegal

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Authorities in Senegal confirmed their first Ebola case on Friday as the worst outbreak on record continued to spread in West Africa. 



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Shortage-weary Venezuelans scoff at fingerprinting plan for food sales

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By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - A government plan to combat Venezuela's food shortages by fingerprinting shoppers in grocery stores has sparked a backlash ranging from violent street protests to social media campaigns ridiculing the idea. President Nicolas Maduro says the biometric system, to be introduced...(more) 



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France sees 'unacceptable intervention' by Russian troops in Ukraine

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PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday France had evidence of "unacceptable" intervention by Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. Fabius, speaking to French TV station France 24, also said that EU sanctions against Russia would probably be reinforced if Russia does not...(more) 



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Iceland declares volcano eruption area safe for aircraft

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Iceland on Friday temporarily banned air traffic near its largest volcano after a lava field erupted overnight, threatening a repeat of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew. The aviation "red alert" for Bardarbunga volcano was lifted in the late morning when...(more) 



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