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Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

9:09pm BST

DUBAI - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

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BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. | Video

Martin and Claire Treacey kiss during the celebrations for the the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in Perth, Scotland June 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Record support for Scottish independence

A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level throws the fate of the United Kingdom into question, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.  Full Article 

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (R) and Vice President Vitor Constancio arrive for the bank's monthly news conference in Frankfurt August 7, 2014.  REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

QE hopefuls may be disappointed by Draghi

FRANKFURT - Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting on Thursday are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check.  Full Article 

Palestinian militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian (PFLP) take part in a military show in Gaza City September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

JERUSALEM - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.  Full Article | Related Story 

Chief Executive of AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot smiles as he leaves a television studio at Millbank in London May 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

"Back to normal" for AstraZeneca CEO

BARCELONA - Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona.  Full Article 

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Lab-grown tissue comes closer to reality

A team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina is using 3-D bio-printers in a process called biofabrication to create new tissue that they hope can one day be used to grow human organs in labs for use in transplants. Nathan Frandino reports.  Video 

Lee Westwood of England watches his drive off the second hole during the third round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 9, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Ryder Cup joy for Westwood and Gallacher

Former world number one Lee Westwood breathes a huge sigh of relief after being handed a wildcard pick by Europe captain Paul McGinley for this month's Ryder Cup against the United States.  Full Article | Related Story