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A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, u...
The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are man...
The group known as the Islamic State has fired its first violent salvo against the U.S. The group declared that the beheading is a retaliation for U.S...

World

BBC
Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister r...
Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says....
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan go...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides....
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq....

Europe

BBC
Four lorries from a 280-strong Russian aid convoy move into the customs zone near Ukraine's border, a Ukrainian security official says....
Authorities in Iceland complete the evacuation of an area close to the country's Bardarbunga volcano over fears of an impending eruption....
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards....
Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo....
Nine people are arrested by police in Austria on suspicion of planning to join Islamist militant groups in Syria....

Canada

CBC
The man charged with keeping a watchful eye on the conduct of Canada's electronic spy agency says CSEC acquired and retained 66 privat...
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he wants to win 170 seats in the House of Commons – a majority of the 338 seats that will make up...
Both the NDP and Liberals in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling on the provincial government to act in response to the number of de...
A Halifax man has filed a human rights complaint against Air Canada, saying he’s endured repeated interrogation by frontline staff b...
A crane retrieved a BMW from a sinkhole that formed in a Toronto driveway after a water main break....

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Australian doctors say they will not accept the Federal Government's current co-payment plan, which would see them lose $5 for each patient visit....
Carlton's Jeff Garlett was charged with affray in relation to an incident on the morning of Sunday, August 3....
Western Sydney beat Guangzhou Evergrande 1-0 in a controversial first leg of their Asian Champions League quarter-final....

Middle East

BBC
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides....
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq....
US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world"....
The BBC's Yalda Hakim met with people who have fled to a huge refugee camp near Dohuk....
Syria most dangerous place in the world for journalists...

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister r...
Pakistani opposition figure, Imran Khan, has said there will be no talks with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is ready to step down....
South Korea's plot to take over the world through pop music...
Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident about the future...
The man regarded by many as the father of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar, has died, aged 95....

South-Asia

BBC
Opposition leader Imran Khan has refused to join talks to end days of protests in Islamabad, saying they would be "no use" unless the Prime Minister r...
Pakistani opposition figure, Imran Khan, has said there will be no talks with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is ready to step down....
South Korea's plot to take over the world through pop music...
Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident about the future...
The man regarded by many as the father of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar, has died, aged 95....

Business

BBC
Apple shares surged to a record high on Tuesday helping to drive shares on Wall Street up for a second consecutive day....
Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident on the future...
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards....
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC....
Construction firm Carillion admits defeat in its £2bn pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty after its third takeover offer was rejected....
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