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Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws US rebuke 1.9.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a US rebuke.
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What can forensic architecture reveal about the conflict in Gaza? 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Bulldozing new roads, using buildings as weapons ... to the Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, city warfare leaves clues in the very architecture. Hes piecing together the evidence

The latest instalment of the six-part film series Rebel Architecture opens with architect Eyal Weizman approaching one of the watchtowers along the separation wall that runs through the West Bank. An Israeli soldier shouts down, audible but invisible in the turret room: Dont come any closer!

Weizman shouts back in response: Why? Is this place only yours? Its everybodys place. Is that tube your home? Its not even your home, and youre sitting in that tube telling me what to do.

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Human rights legislation in the UK: a cut-out-and-keep guide 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ever wondered what the difference is between the human rights convention and the Human Rights Act? This may help Human rights will be a major issue in the forthcoming general election. The Labour party has just begun a political campaign , albeit one with remarkably ill-defined aims ("a Labour vision for human rights", "ensure they remain at the heart of Labour's policy and practice", and so on). The Conservatives recently sacked their well-respected attorney general, apparently because Dominic Grieve advised against the policy they are planning to announce at their party conference in October. And one of their justice ministers has said that Britain "should think of leaving the [human rights] convention if we can't get a satisfactory arrangement" with the court that enforces it. Some people find the issues confusing. So what follows is a simplified cut-out-and-keep guide. I have tried to make it objective, although I am sure readers will not hesitate to correct me if it is ...
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UN rights council asked to set up investigation into Islamic State group's alleged crimes 1.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Timor-Leste spy case: Brandis denies referring lawyer to police 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Bernard Collaery and former Asis agent under investigation by AFP over disclosure of classified information

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UN considers emergency mission to Iraq to investigate Isis 'war crimes' 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Human rights council holds special session over alleged rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law by Islamic militants

The UN human rights council is to debate demands for an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate alleged atrocities committed by Islamic State (Isis) militants, which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The special session, scheduled to begin on Monday morning, was requested by Iraq and backed by Iran and the US as well as blocs including the Arab Group and the EU.

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Japan aims to double India investment in 5 years: report 1.9.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported.
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Today in History 1.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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US urges Israel to reverse appropriation of land for West Bank settlement 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Israel has claimed almost 1,000 acres near Bethlehem, in a move Palestinians say will only increase tension

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David Cameron gives spy agencies power to vet airline flight lists 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
New access granted as Saudi king says Europe faces attack unless it acts fast

David Cameron will make it easier for intelligence agencies to access information about airline passengers and announce measures to intensify cooperation with Turkey and Germany as the government moves to stem the flow of British-born jihadis travelling to and from Syria and Iraq.

As the king of Saudi Arabia warned that terror groups would attack Europe in the next month unless they were confronted with "power and speed", the prime minister will hold a final round of talks with Nick Clegg on Monday before outlining the package of measures to parliament.

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We need to tell the truth about what Russia is doing in Ukraine 31.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Nato must face up to the realities of Putins war of aggression in eastern Europe and take material steps to support Ukraine As the Ukraine crisis has intensified over the past six months, Russia has been developing a new form of warfare inserting special forces, provoking, and slowly, deliberately escalating the conflict. Russian actions flout international law and the agreements that have assured stability in the post-cold war world. But warnings and sanctions have thus far failed. The Nato summit in Wales this week offers the best, and perhaps last, opportunity to halt aggression in Europe without major commitments of Nato forces. But to do so requires a deeper understanding of the situation and much more resolute allied action. First, Vladimir Putins actions against Ukraine havent been provoked. They are part of a long-term plan to recreate a greater Russia by regaining control of Ukraine and other states in the near abroad. Russia is not going to admit that it has invaded because to do so might ...
Philippines seeking defence ties with India after China's moves 31.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Ranjana Narayan, Manila, Aug 31 : Worried over increasingly aggressive moves of China to stake claim on disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the Philippines is looking at establishing defence cooperation with allies, including India, a top official said here.
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Israeli assault that killed 190 in Gaza over feared capture of soldier raises war crimes claim 31.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim 31.8.2014 AP Top News
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days....
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Polish PM elected European Council president 31.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Brussels, Aug 31 : The European Union (EU) leaders Saturday elected Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the foreign policy chief of the European Council.
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Advancing Backwards: Bolivia's Child Labor Law 30.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Bangladesh war crimes convict dies in prison 30.8.2014 Hindu: Home
Abdul Alim, one of prime war crimes convicts of Bangladesh, sentenced to imprisonment till death for his 1971 offences, died of cancer in Dhaka on Saturday.The International Crimes Tribunal-...
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1971 war crimes convict Alim dies 30.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, Aug.30 : Abdul Alim, who was sentenced to imprisonment till death for his 1971 Liberation War-related offences, died of cancer at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) this afternoon.
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East meets Far East 30.8.2014 Hindu: Home
In light of the Prime Minister’s visit to Tokyo this week, a look at Yukio Hatoyama’s visits to India in 2002 and 2009, and their impact on Indo-Japanese ties.
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Op-Ed: Disabilities treaty would put U.N. in control of U.S. 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Actions speak louder than words. For more than 40 years, the United States has led the world in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities by enacting and implementing laws that set real standards and help real people. Countries around the world have adopted legislation modeled after American statutes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. We should continue to lead by example. Some advocates are urging the United States to go down a different path by ratifying the U.N. Convention...
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