Friday, 19 September 2014  
U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.

Hollande rules out further spending cuts

French president François Hollande has ruled out going beyond spending cuts already announced, saying to do so would snuff out hope of economic growth


Peaceful celebrations follow poll tussle

Following a tense and often fractious final few days of the referendum campaign, there were few reports of aggressive behaviour as millions voted


China reportedly arrests own diplomat as spy
Ireland sees surge in economic activity
Palestinian-Israeli business ties set back
EU freeze on Iran bank assets rejected
Poroshenko urges US to arm Ukraine
Sanctions see Russia’s hardmen rise
Isis fighters surround Syria Kurdish town
S Africa central bank chief to step down
Japan imports fall as fragility persists
Vaccine Rates Plummet Among LA 'Entitled'

Gary Baum, Hollywood Rptr
Vaccination rates are plummeting at top Hollywood schools, from Malibu to Beverly Hills, from John Thomas Dye to Turning Point, where affluent, educated parents are opting out in shocking numbers (leaving some schoolsÂ#146; immunization rates on par with South Sudan) as an outbreak of potentially fatal whooping cough threatens L.A. like Â#147;wildfireÂ#148;


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