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August 14 2014

From Africa in Transition Thu Aug 14 2014, 11:52:11

This is a guest post by Sarah Madden, volunteer intern for the Council on Foreign Relations, Department of Studies. Sarah...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 14 2014, 07:44:21

The centre of Ukraine's rebel-held bastion of Donetsk was hit by heavy shelling for the first time since fighting began between government forces and pro-Russia separatists, witnesses and reporters at the scene said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 14 2014, 05:59:32

A convoy carrying aid from Russia resumed its journey toward Ukraine Thursday after earlier halting at the southern Russian city of Voronezh and despite an ongoing dispute with Kiev over how and where the convoy's cargo will be delivered.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 14 2014, 03:29:35

France's hopes of cutting its ballooning public deficit took a blow Thursday as new figures revealed that the country's flagging economy remained at a standstill in the second quarter.

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August 13 2014

From Emergent Africa Wed Aug 13 2014, 21:52:00

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Aug 13 2014, 21:49:18

The police chief of a St. Louis suburb where a police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death said on Wednesday he won't be pressured into publicly identifying the officer despite mounting demands, from clergy, protesters and even hackers.

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From Emergent Africa Wed Aug 13 2014, 21:34:00

A Profile in Centre for African Poetry:

Akaeke Zara Emezi's short stories have been published in East Jasmine Review, Specter Magazine, Brittle Paper and SABLE LitMag. Her work, 'Somadina', was chosen as a finalist for the 2013 New Visions Award. She currently lives in New York and is working on her first novel.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Aug 13 2014, 19:55:36

A US mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a US assessment team sent there on Wednesday found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Aug 13 2014, 15:52:07

Israeli and Palestinian officials agreed late Wednesday to extend a truce in Gaza for five days despite failing to reach a long-term ceasefire deal at talks in Cairo, an Egyptian foreign ministry statement said.

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From Africa in Transition Wed Aug 13 2014, 13:49:09

This is a guest post by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, a journalist and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School...

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