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US: Foley beheading video authentic

The White House confirms that a jihadist video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic.

Aftermath of air strike in Gaza City that killed Mohammed Deif (20 August 2014)Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 in Gaza, including his wife and child.

BKS IyengarIndia yoga guru dies at 96

Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.

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