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 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine is parked at a camp near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region, today. Photograph: Reuters

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists fought skirmishes near the Russian border today but there was no sign of the conflict widening after Kie(...)

Three-year-old Nino looks at a blackboard in a newly-opened Ebola isolation center set up in a school closed due to the epidemic  in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly under(...)

 Robin Williams  as disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer in ‘Good Morning Vietnam’.  Williams, whose free-form comedy and impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. Photograph: AP Photo/Touchstone Pictures

The Oscar-winning actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams who was found dead in his California home took his own life, police have confirmed.Lieute(...)

A displaced man and a woman from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Iran turned its back on Nouri al-Maliki yesterday, and congratulated his designated successor as prime minister of Iraq, paving the way for Mr Maliki’(...)

Former White House press secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this  2011 file photograph.

The death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan, ha(...)

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington in 1981. Photograph: Walt Zebowski/AP Photo

James Brady, who has died aged 73, was the principal victim of John Hinckley’s attempt to kill American president Ronald Reagan. The bullet that lodge(...)

Ten per cent of EU agricultural exports go to Russia annually and their total value is around €11 billion. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Senior agricultural experts from all 28 European Union countries will hold an emergency meeting next Thursday to analyse the impact of a Russian ban o(...)

US Senator Carl Levin has introduced two bills aimed at preventing US firms from merging with a foreign company to avoid paying taxes. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furore that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their(...)

Stephen Brobst: “I want to know every click and every search that led up to that purchase. . . interactions are orders of magnitude larger than the transactions. . . the interactions give you the behaviour.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Diversity always enhances a technology resumé, but Teradata chief technology officer Stephen Brobst brings an intriguingly eclectic mix to the tabl(...)

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