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BUSINESS DAILY

Apple denies security breach in celebrity photo leak

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MEDIAWATCH

Apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff sees more calls for #IsisMediaBlackout

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AFRICA NEWS

Lesotho Coup: Exiled Prime Minister vows to return home after fleeing

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DEBATE

Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors? (Part Two)

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DEBATE

Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors?

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Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister

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USA - IRAQ

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad

US President Barack Obama has ordered 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top officials to the Middle East in its battle against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Tuesday.

GERMANY

Germany blocks popular car pick-up service Uber

The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber hit a roadblock on Tuesday when a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits.

UK - SPAIN

Britain drops arrest warrant for ill boy’s parents

UK prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their five-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumour.

EBOLA

Trust and 'bio-disaster units' needed to fight Ebola

The medical charity MSF is calling on countries with capabilities to counter nuclear or biological attacks to come to the rescue of West Africa, where failure to win the confidence of local communities has hampered efforts to halt the epidemic.

FOOTBALL

French clubs left behind as others spend big

When Manchester United secured the loan of Radamel Falcao from Monaco late on Monday night, with an option to buy at the end of the season, it brought the Premier League side’s summer spending up to 190 million euros – the biggest in Europe.

NIGERIA

Boko Haram Islamists seize northeast Nigerian town

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

ARAB WORLD - MEDIA

Arab media strike back at IS Islamists – with cartoons

TV networks in the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and satires that ridicule the extremist beliefs of the Islamic State militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria, with one TV producer saying humour is a "way to reject extremism".