News Headlines - 26 September 2014

BBC News - MPs support UK air strikes against IS in Iraq

The UK Parliament has backed British participation in air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq.
After a seven-hour debate, MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43.

Fired Man Beheads Co-Worker in Attack at Oklahoma Food Plant, Police Say - NYTimes.com

The suspect, identified as Alton Nolen, who had a criminal history, had just been fired from Vaughan Foods, and “he recently started trying to convert some of his co-workers to the Muslim religion,” said Jeremy Lewis, a spokesman for the police department in Moore, Okla. It was not immediately clear if that proselytizing was a reason for his termination.

U.S. Vividly Rebuts ISIS Propaganda on Arab Social Media - NYTimes.com

Along with its surprising military success, the Islamic State group has demonstrated a skill and sophistication with social media previously unseen in extremist groups.

Riot police deployed after Hong Kong students storm Civic Square outside government HQ | South China Morning Post

Riot police clashed with hundreds of protesters outside government headquarters in Admiralty in the early hours of Saturday morning, after students had earlier stormed the building's forecourt, known as "Civic Square".

UPDATE 1-Judge allows Citigroup to process Argentine bond payment | Reuters

A U.S. judge said Friday he would allow Citigroup Inc to process a disputed $5 million payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan agreed to an order proposed by bondholders suing Argentina over defaulted debt to allow Citigroup to process the interest payment, which is due Sept. 30.








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