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- US operations in Iraq costing $7.5 million per day
The Pentagon says the US military operations against Islamic State costs an average of $7.5 million per day, a figure that puts the total US spend on the conflict at more than $500 million.
- Gloucester Valley prepares for CSG blockade
The Gloucester Valley in mid-north New South Wales is bracing for an invasion of protesters over the state's first new coal seam gas project in more than five years.
- Tomic withdraws from Ferrer showdown
Australia's Bernard Tomic has withdrawn from his second round US Open clash with David Ferrer.
- Nicaraguan mine collapse traps 20 people underground
At least 20 miners are trapped alive deep underground after an informal gold mine collapsed in north eastern Nicaragua, a presidential spokeswoman says.
- Senegal confirms first case of Ebola virus
Senegal has become the fifth West African country to confirm a case of Ebola after a student arrived from neighbouring Guinea carrying the disease.
- Britain raises terrorism threat level to 'severe'
Britain has raised its terrorism threat level to "severe", the second highest level, in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq.
British prime minister David Cameron said increased security measures were needed in wake of the recent murder of United States journalist James Foley by a suspected British national.
"We have all been shocked and sickened by the barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley, and by the voice of what increasingly seems to have been a British terrorist recorded on that video," Mr Cameron said.