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California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S.

reuters.com — A number of cities and counties in California and other U.S. states, including Hawaii's Maui County, have made it illegal for grocery stores to pack purchases in plastic. But at the state level, opposition from plastic bag makers has usually prevailed. The California Senate voted 22-15 for the bill, which must be signed into law by Sept.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @Revkin: .@reuters: California passes plastic bag ban, would be 1st such law in U.S. reut.rs/1u8SKzp CA alone uses 10 billion such bags/year.

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RT @Revkin: .@reuters: California passes plastic bag ban, would be 1st such law in U.S. reut.rs/1u8SKzp CA alone uses 10 billion such bags/year.

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RT @Revkin: .@reuters: California passes plastic bag ban, would be 1st such law in U.S. reut.rs/1u8SKzp CA alone uses 10 billion such bags/year.

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RT @Revkin: .@reuters: California passes plastic bag ban, would be 1st such law in U.S. reut.rs/1u8SKzp CA alone uses 10 billion such bags/year.

Aug 30, 2014

.@reuters: California passes plastic bag ban, would be 1st such law in U.S. reut.rs/1u8SKzp CA alone uses 10 billion such bags/year.

Gunfire heard in Lesotho, diplomats report apparent coup attempt

reuters.com — "Military police have surrounded State House and there are reports of gunfire," said one diplomat from the capital Maseru, who asked not to be named.

China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values'

reuters.com — The guidelines by the All China Journalists' Association, published by state news agency Xinhua, are aimed at both traditional and online media and are another sign of Xi's politically conservative agenda. The association said journalists "must learn to master Marxist news values".
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RT @suilee: China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values' reut.rs/1u8MrM5

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China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values' reut.rs/1u8MrM5

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I want to take this journalism training>> Marxist news values and Socialism with Chinese characteristics: reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison

reuters.com — Badie had already been sentenced to death and received a life sentence in other cases, part of Cairo's toughest crackdown on the country's oldest and most organised political movement. The judge, Mohamed Nagi Shehata, also sentenced six other defendants to death in absentia.
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MB supreme guide Mohamed Badie has 2nd death sentence commuted; will serve life in prison: reuters.com/article/2014/0… same for Beltagy + Erian.

Aug 30, 2014

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in prison reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed Newly-arrived Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they walk at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq area, east of Amman, August 19, 2014. The record figure is one million refugees more than a year ago, while a further 6.5 million are displaced within Syria, meaning that "almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives", it said.
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RT @evanchill: Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N. reut.rs/1wLvFbr

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Another milestone in Syria. Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N. reut.rs/1wLvFbr via @reuters

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#Syria refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N. reut.rs/1wLvFbr via @reuters @stephnebehay

Aug 29, 2014

"Almost HALF of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives" reuters.com/article/2014/0…

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Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced - U.N.

af.reuters.com — By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open border crossings, the United Nations said.
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RT @tomgara: Almost half of all Syrians have fled their homes, "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" af.reuters.com/article/worldN…

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RT @shaneferro: "Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives" af.reuters.com/article/worldN…

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"Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives" af.reuters.com/article/worldN…

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RT @chrisargyris: Almost half of all Syrians have fled their homes, “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era” af.reuters.com/article/worldN… via @HafsaHalawa

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RT @tomgara: Almost half of all Syrians have fled their homes, "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" af.reuters.com/article/worldN…

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Saudi king warns of terrorism threat to U.S., Europe

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brendan Smialowski/Pool/Files Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) at his private residence in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in this June 27, 2014 file photo. The king made the statement during a reception for foreign ambassadors held in Jeddah.

Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson Bitcoin Foundation Vice Chairman Charlie Shrem exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York January 27, 2014. Shrem, the former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, will plead guilty next Thursday in New York federal court to unlicensed money transmission, Marc Agnifilo, his lawyer told Reuters in an email.
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RT @Reuters: Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission reut.rs/1tUVGQV

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RT @Reuters: Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission reut.rs/1tUVGQV

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Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission reut.rs/1wPBwwo via @reuters #BTC

Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed Flight deck crew member confirms the deck is all clear before a F/A-18C Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-87) take offs the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), in the Gulf August 12, 2014.
Aug 29, 2014

#Iraq military operations costing U.S. taxpayers on average $7.5 million per day, Pentagon says reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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RT @JasonLeopold: Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day reut.rs/1u5wtST

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Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day reut.rs/1u5wtST

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Pentagon says #Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day reut.rs/1n48vDA

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RT @Reuters: Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day reut.rs/1pqi5Gj

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U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun Israeli soldiers observe the Syrian side of the Quneitra border crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria, August 29, 2014. U.N. officials had been trying to establish the whereabouts of the peacekeepers, who were seized by al-Qaeda-linked rebels this week inside Syrian territory along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Golan Heights.

U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

reuters.com — Lebanon, a country of about 4 million which borders Israel, has long been buffeted by the rivalries of regional and international powers including Iran and Saudi Arabia, who back its opposing politicians largely along sectarian lines.
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U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion reut.rs/1n3tBC2 via @reuters

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RT @natsecwatson: US arms to Lebanon: 480 anti-tank guided missiles, 1,500+ M16-A4 rifles, and "many mortars" at $20m tag. reuters.com/article/2014/0…

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U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion reut.rs/1tSKLHB

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US arms to Lebanon: 480 anti-tank guided missiles, 1,500+ M16-A4 rifles, and "many mortars" at $20m tag. reuters.com/article/2014/0…

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Exclusive: Intel hires senior exec Faintuch from Qualcomm

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang An employee walks past an Intel logo during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei June 3, 2014. Computex, the world's second largest computer show, runs from June 3 to 7.

U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun Smoke rises following an explosion on the Syrian side near the Quneitra border crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria August 29, 2014. Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra, a fortified crossing between Syria and the Golan, barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants, who attacked a U.N.
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RT @Reuters: U.N. trying to find 43 peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria: reut.rs/1tSpiys pic.twitter.com/pW2X8mObpv

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U.N. tries to locate #Fiji peacekeepers seized by #Syria militants on Golan Heights reut.rs/1n32M0L via @reuters

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U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

reuters.com — It isn't just play. The chess games are part of a weekly lesson given to all 34,000 second- and third-graders in Broward County Public Schools, the sixth-biggest district in the nation, in one of the largest such curriculum experiments in the country.

Russian politician beaten after report on soldier burials

reuters.com — The report has raised awkward questions for the Kremlin, which NATO and western governments accuse of sending troops into eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Russian separatists. Some people in the Pskov region believe local soldiers were killed fighting in Ukraine, contradicting the government's claim that Russian forces are not involved.
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