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Iran warns U.S. against using ISIL threat to push a hostile agenda

america.aljazeera.com — Despite already having demonstrated its centrality to the campaign to push the Islamic State (ISIL) out of Iraq, Iran was pointedly excluded from Monday's conference in Paris to forge a military coalition against the extremist group. And Tehran was far from happy, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashing out against the Obama administration's new war plans.

Introducing the 'Living with Data' series

america.aljazeera.com — Facebook ads seem to think I like cheese boards. Even when they are not selling cheese or boards, they are featured in some of the ads I see. But I don't know if it is because a friend talked about my love of cheese boards in a photo caption or if it is based on image recognition from a cover photo, some combination of the two or something else entirely.

In death, exiled S African writer comes home

aljazeera.com — Durban, South Africa - On the morning of September 13, Gladys Maphumulo rose, put on a black taffeta dress and a wide-brimmed hat, and headed to the funeral of a brother she had not seen in 50 years.

Infographic: Kashmir and Pakistan floods

aljazeera.com — The worst floods in more than 100 years have killed at least 550 people and affected millions of others.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @AJELive: Infographic: Al Jazeera tracks scale of devastation caused by floods in #Pakistan & #Kashmir @BabaUmarr & @mohsin http://t.co…

President Obama does not need Congress to act against ISIL

america.aljazeera.com — Law professors tend to think that legal texts, structures and precedents can control our politics. Ordinary citizens, by contrast, think that politics determines our law. The truth is somewhere in between: Law and politics have a reciprocal relationship. Sometimes one and sometimes the other is the more influential.
Sep 16, 2014

Paul Kahn responds to Bruce Ackerman's piece on Obama, ISIL and war powers ... alj.am/1sd8Oh1 #law

South Sudan to limit foreign workers

aljazeera.com — South Sudan will from next month require companies and non-government organisations (NGOs) to employ South Sudanese citizens unless they are unable to find locals with the necessary skills. A government circular this week outlined the new rules, causing a stir as the published version said that only South Sudanese could be hired without mentioning exceptions.
Sep 16, 2014

South#Sudan to limit foreign staff including aid workers. It comes amid warning of looming famine caused by civil war aje.me/1qbNNSe

Photos: Scotland ‘yes’ and ‘no’ signs proliferate as referendum approaches

america.aljazeera.com — The two sides put their one-word slogans on every imaginable surface
Sep 16, 2014

Photos: Scotland ‘yes’ and ‘no’ signs proliferate as referendum approaches via @AJAM alj.am/XcfzXO

Orange Order marchers already living in the past

aljazeera.com — The Orange Order march on September 13 through Scotland's capital felt like the last stand of a community being left behind. With 15,000 marchers, it was by far the biggest street demonstration against Scottish independence, to be voted on in a few days.
Sep 16, 2014

Orange Order marchers already living in the past aje.me/1r3u3Wa via @AjEnglish

UN estimates Ebola fight to cost nearly $1bn

aljazeera.com — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1bn to contain the crisis, the World Health Organisation has warned.

March for climate justice, then join the front lines

america.aljazeera.com — Thousands of people will take to New York City's streets on Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March, in what organizers hope will be the biggest ever mobilization for climate justice and a wake-up call for world leaders.

'Huge explosion' rocks Afghanistan's capital

aljazeera.com — A powerful explosion has rocked the Afghan capital Kabul, sending huge plume of smoke and disrupting morning rush hour, Al Jazeera has learned. Initial reports suggested that the explosion on Tuesday morning happened close to the US embassy compound. Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said that there was no immediate detail on casualties and damage to properties.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @AJELive: Updated story+new video: Huge explosion rocks #Kabul; #Taliban claims responsibility of deadly attack: aje.me/1r22ZGN

Sep 16, 2014

'Huge explosion' rocks Afghanistan's capital: No details on casualties yet but initial reports say explosion h... aje.me/1t2Erhe

Another US recession may be coming … sooner than you think

america.aljazeera.com — The current consensus among American policymakers and commentators, including Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, is that the U.S. economic recovery is well underway. A recent survey by U.S. Federal Reserve has shown a solid growth in the U.S. economy, prompting some economists to raise concerns about too rapid a recovery and the resulting risks of inflation.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @pilkingtonphil: Could there be another world recession in 2015? The Levy Forecasters think that there could be. america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/…

Sep 16, 2014

Another US recession may be coming … sooner than you think via @AJAM alj.am/1m6CdNa

Obama to ramp up US response to Ebola

america.aljazeera.com — The United States will ramp up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa with plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of health care workers and establish a military control center for coordination with some 3,000 troops, U.S. officials said.

The new 'robocops' policing the poor

aljazeera.com — The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, of police in military gear riding heavy vehicles into a small town to "pacify" the protests surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown by a police officer earlier in August, bear a striking similarity to images we saw from a rather faraway place earlier in the year.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @AJEnglish: Opinion: Whatever happened to the friendly neighbourhood cop? Read more: aje.me/1qbeQwT

Sep 16, 2014

RT @VersoBooks: The new 'robocops' policing the poor: police militarisation is driven by extreme inequality and it's a global issue aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @AJEnglish: Opinion: Whatever happened to the friendly neighbourhood cop? Read more: aje.me/XtrnW3

Sep 16, 2014

Police militarisation is driven by inequality and it's a global issue. With @dannydorling and Richard Garside. aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…

Sep 16, 2014

My latest for @AjEnglish, on how inequality drives the militarisation of the police globally. aje.me/1qHI8cG

New air strikes reported in Libyan

aljazeera.com — Fighter jets from an unknown country have carried out at least four air attacks near the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to media reports. Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were believed to have carried out air strikes against armed groups in Libya last month. But neither has admitted responsibility for the attacks.
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