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Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - Updated at 0655 hrs EDT

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The answer to Islamic State: by sword – or word?

International News

The Associated Press
US trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’

The Associated Press
Coastal quake risk: Japan on watch, Northwest ‘essentially blind’

Thomson Reuters News
Obama informs Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

The Guardian
David Cameron shelves move to ban British jihadis returning to UK

The Wall Street Journal
Goal of This Week’s NATO Summit: Faster, Better-Funded Alliance

The Guardian
NATO to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat

Agence France-Presse
Germany to open memorial to Nazis’ disabled victims

Thomson Reuters News
UNHCR fears mass displacement in Ukraine

Agence France-Presse
At least half a million displaced in Ukraine: UN

Thomson Reuters News
Sergei Lavrov says Kiev move towards NATO aimed at undermining peace

The Wall Street Journal
Ukraine Shifts to Defense Against Russian Incursion

The Associated Press
Putin’s ‘two weeks to Kiev’ out of context: aide

Thomson Reuters News
Russia says Washington should lean on Kiev to push for peace talks

The Associated Press
Islamist militia group now guards US Embassy and its residences

Thomson Reuters News
Attack on army convoy kills 10 in Egyptian Sinai

Thomson Reuters News
Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town

The Associated Press
Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team in to play

The Associated Press
US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia - More

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jihadist killed in Syrian battle

Thomson Reuters News
Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

Agence France-Presse
British jihadist mum threatens to behead Christians with a blunt knife

The Associated Press
Arab writers mock ISIS terrorists in cartoons and comedy programs

The Associated Press
Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives - More

The Associated Press
Poll says Palestinian support for Hamas rises

The Associated Press
AI accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

The Associated Press
Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

The Associated Press
Attacks kill three Afghan policemen, four soldiers

Thomson Reuters News
Afghan turmoil threatens NATO’‘s ‘mission accomplished’ plans

The Wall Street Journal
Fresh Clashes Break Out in Pakistan

The Associated Press
Pakistani parliament meets over political crisis - More

Thomson Reuters News
Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok - More

Agence France-Presse
British activist goes on trial in Thailand for defamation

The Associated Press
Philippine House of Representatives rejects Aquino impeachment

The Associated Press
Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

The Associated Press
S. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death

The Associated Press
Mexico turns to army, drones for security

The New York Times
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