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2022 World Cup

Qatar's summer temperatures are too extreme to stage 2022 World Cup, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger says - @haaretzcom via Sport Bild

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Labour Party

Britain's Labour Party to cap child benefit rise for 2 years if elected - @itvnews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak is 'pretty much contained' in Senegal and Nigeria - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Ebola death toll rises to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases in 5 countries as of Sept. 18, WHO says - @Reuters

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Lagos, Lagos, NG

Death toll from the collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, has risen to 115, South African minister says - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014

World Health Organization emergency committee reiterates there should be no general ban on travel or trade with ebola-affected countries - @Reuters

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IRS flagged conservative political groups

'I didn't do anything wrong,' former IRS director Lois Lerner says, breaking her silence following scandal - @politico

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Afghanistan

Search underway after 3 Afghan soldiers vanish from US base while on a military exercise - @NBCNews

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mergers & acquisitions

German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA agrees to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion in cash - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine's military says it is preparing to withdraw artillery and heavy armored vehicles within a proposed buffer zone in line with separatist agreement - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Russia's President Putin looking at cooperating with other countries on fighting against Islamic State - @ria_novosti, @Reuters

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Northern Ireland, GB

Children hospitalized after school bus crash in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland - @rtenews

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Pakistan

Pakistan army appoints Rizwan Akhtar as ISI spy chief - @BBCWorld

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Air France

Air France postpones plans to expand low-cost subsidiary, unions say, in bid to end strike - @AFP

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown found at least 200 infected, dead, government says - @AFP

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014

Photo: Hong Kong students protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong - @WongKandy

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pandas

Edinburgh Zoo says panda Tian Tian is 'no longer' pregnant - @rosschawkins

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Polo

Polo weakens to tropical depression status, expected to weaken further to a remnant low Monday - @NHC_Pacific

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syrian Kurdish fighters halt advance by Islamic State fighters east of Kobani, heavy clashes continue, Kurdish forces say - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkey's deputy prime minister says Turkey is prepared for 'the worst case scenario' should more refugees stream in from Syria - @AP

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