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Middle East

Iraq was once a beacon of hope for the Arab world — so what happened?
Al Bawaba, Middle East News, Amman, Jordan.

California wildfires threaten thousands of homes
Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar.

Swiss Federal Councilor to attend Suez Canal opening
Daily News Egypt, The, Independent Daily, Cairo, Egypt.

UAE cool to Middle East heat-wave; rain watch latest [video]
Emirates 24/7, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Wheelchair users to ride train for free for a year in Israel
Haaretz, Liberal daily, Tel Aviv, Israel.

180 dead, a million displaced as floods wreak havoc in India
Saudi Gazette, English-language daily, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



War declared on athletics - Coe
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England.

Hollywood rocked as power couple Kermit and Piggy split, Online news portal, Cork, Ireland.

Thousands flee homes as fires rampage across California
CNN International, London, England.

Diana Vickers turns heads in flirty yellow summer dress during party in London 
Daily Mail, Conservative daily, London, England.

Mexico's 'Island of the Dolls' where toys hang from tress to quell ghost's screams
Daily Mail, Conservative daily, London, England.

Norwegian police investigate 'bomb-like' package at Oslo university
EuroNews, International news, Ecully Cedex, France.

EU offers to help France, Britain tackle Calais migrant crisis
France 24, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

Turkey will launch 'comprehensive battle' against Isis, foreign minister says
Guardian The, Liberal daily, London, England.

Ricky Martin still going strong
Hurriyet Daily News, (Liberal, English-language), Istanbul, Turkey.

MH370 search: French investigators begin analysis of Boeing 777 wing part as 'plane window' washes up on Reunion
Independent The, London, England.

Ukraine to terminate special pensions, lay conditions for adoption of funded pension system - IMF
Kyiv Post, English language weekly, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Celebrity Couples: The Most Stylish Pairings
Look Magazine, London, England.

A Moscow School That Turns Frogs into Princes
Moscow Times The, Independent daily, Moscow, Russia.

At Least 12 Killed In Russian Bus Collision
Radio Free Europe, Prague, Czech Republic.

Dozens Dead As Trains Derail On Flooded Tracks
Sky News, Independent newscaster, Middlesex, England.

That air-conditioning story – desperately seeking sexism
Spiked, (Alternative Internet Magazine), London, England.

Pictures of the day: 5 August 2015
Telegraph The, Conservative daily, London, England.

How Benedict Cumberbatch entered the Hollywood A-list
Telegraph The, Celebrity news, London, England.



Saudi Arabian king leaves France after holiday controversy
Antara News, News agency, Jakarta, Indonesia.

MOE says schools can choose textbook
China Post, English-language daily, Taipei, Taiwan.

Half of All New Cars Are Diesel Models
Chosun Ilbo, Conservative daily, Seoul, South Korea.

GE launches cloud for the industrial Internet
Computer World, IT information, Fairfax, New Zealand.

Sun, sea and shelling: conflict scares off beach-goers in east Ukraine
Daily Jang, Left-wing daily, Karachi, Pakistan.

Military courts get Supreme Court nod
Dawn, English-language daily, Karachi, Pakistan.

Villagers recover human remains of 17 people in Nepal
Hindu The, Left-leaning daily, Chennai, India.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombing haunts survivors 7 decades later
Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India.

Gandhian Sasi Perumal's son moves Madras HC demanding judicial probe into his father’s death
India Times, Conservative daily, New Delhi, India.

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed
Indian Express, News portal, Mumbai, India.

Rice Merchant: ‘The Situation Requires Govt Intervention’
Irrawaddy, The, Independent News Media Group, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Broken power cables knock out vast swath of JR East services in Tokyo-Yokohama area
Japan Times, Independent centrist, Tokyo, Japan.

Obama: Iran vote most important intl. debate since Iraq war
New Zealand Herald, Conservative daily, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sun, sea and shelling: conflict scares off beach-goers in east Ukraine
News The, Left-wing, Karachi, Pakistan.

Abdullah leaves for Egypt
Pajhwok Afghan News, (Independent news agency), Kabul, Afghanistan.

SC Rejects Petitions against 21st Amendment, Upholds Establishment of Military Courts
Pakistan Tribune, English-language online publication, Islamabad, Pakistan.

This 'epic' image of Earth will floor you!
Sify News, Chennai, India.

Ukraine President cancels trip over protests in eastern Ukraine
Straits Times, Pro-government, Singapore.

Beat the post holiday blues
Sydney Morning Herald, Centrist daily, Sydney, Australia.

Tang Prize paves path toward brighter future
Taiwan Today, Government Information Office, Taipei, Taiwan.

Swiss consumer prices fall most since 1959 in July
The Economic Times, Business, Mumbai, India.

BD protests
The News International, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistan SC allows military trials in terrorism cases
Times of India, Conservative, New Delhi, India.



Beyond Cecil the Lion: The Grisly and Unethical World of Wildlife Killing Contests
Alternet, Non-Profit News Magazine, San Francisco, U.S.

10 things in tech you need to know today (NFLX, AAPL)
Business Insider, New York, U.S.

Syria crisis: Turkey says coalition to launch 'comprehensive battle' on Islamic State
Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

Kathy Taylor assumes leadership of The Landings St Lucia
Caribbean360, Online news portal, St. Michael, Barbados.

What To Expect From Republicans And The Coal Industry Now That Obama’s Climate Plan Is Final
Climate Progress, The Center for American Progress Action Fund Project, Washington, D.C.

Building geographical indications for the Caribbean’s origin-linked products
Dominican Today, Independent daily, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Italian foreign minister invites Iran’s Rouhani to Rome: report
Globe and Mail The, Centrist daily, Toronto, Canada.

Liberty Reserve Brought Down By 'Joe Bogus': How The Feds Arrested Arthur Budovsky
International Business Times, Business news organization, New York, U.S.

'Say no to dirty money'
Jamaica Gleaner, Independent daily, Kingston, Jamaica.

In the Kitchen: A little (recipe) help from your friends
Los Angeles Times, California, U.S.

World's Best Free Diver Presumed Dead After Dive
Newser, News web site, Chicago, U.S.

Anatomy of a talking point: the smallest Navy since 1917
Politifact, Project of the St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, U.S.

Greek bank shares plunge for third day, stock market down 1.3 percent
Reuters, Business News, New York, U.S.

India floods derail trains, killing 21 people, as focus turns to safety
Reuters, World News, New York, U.S.

Samsung Creates $86 Million Fund For Workers Who Develop Cancer And Preventive Safety Measures
Think Progress, The Center for American Progress Action Fund Project, Washington, D.C.

Stephen Harper raged against Supreme Court rulings, new book says
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario.

Who will you vote for in the local government elections?
Trinidad Guardian, Independent daily, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
United Press International, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Doug Camilli: Abrams broke his back on Star Wars set
Vancouver Sun The, Conservative, Vancouver, Canada.

Abetting Foreign Takeovers
Wall Street Journal, The, New York, U.S.

Harry Reid’s incorrect claim that 30 percent of women rely on Planned Parenthood for health care
Washington Post, The, Washington, D.C., U.S.


Lake Victoria collision kills two
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England.

NPP to doctors: 'Consider the poor; call off strike'
GhanaWeb, Online news portal, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Israel detains extremist without trial
iafrica, Online news portal, Cape Town, South Africa.

Bureaucracy hinders rebuilding in quake-hit Nepal
Irin News, Humanitarian news and analysis, Nairobi, Kenya.

E. Equatorial intellectuals warned against dividing citizens
Sudan Tribune, Khartoum, Sudan.


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