News Headlines - 20 August 2014

BBC News - James Foley beheading suspect probably British, David Cameron says

David Cameron has said it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British, as UK police try to confirm the militant's identity.

BBC News - #BBCtrending: 'Share this instead' say Twitter users rejecting graphic images of James Foley

Images and videos of James Foley's killing have been circulating on social media, distressing many who see them. A range of voices have emerged calling for positive images and memories to be shared instead.

Angela Merkel scolds Italy and France over the faltering eurozone recovery | theguardian.com

The German chancellor, under pressure following a fall in GDP in the second quarter, said faltering growth was the direct result of the 18-member currency zone's inability to punish those countries that ran high deficits in contravention of limits set by Brussels.

Drought in California – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com

As the severe drought continues for a third year, water levels in the state’s lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows

Neanderthals Died Out 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, With Help From Modern Humans

The Neanderthals died out about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, new fossil dating suggests, adding to evidence that the arrival of modern humans in Europe pushed our ancient Stone Age cousins into extinction.








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