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  • Video Purports to Show Beheading of American Journalist
    The extremist group Islamic State posted a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, bringing calls for the U.S. to more forcefully confront the militants in both Iraq and Syria.

  • Court Weighs NSA-Program Legality
    A federal appeals court spent nearly two hours Tuesday peppering the government and a civil-liberties group with questions about the legality of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records.

  • British Activist Andy Hall in Thai Court
    The defamation trial of a British activist who campaigns for better working conditions for foreign migrant laborers began in Thailand on Tuesday.

  • Mexico Plans New $9.2 Billion Airport
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will unveil plans for a new Mexico City airport that will eventually be the largest in Latin America and serve as a regional hub, officials said.

  • Tale of British Jihadists Shows Risks
    The saga of two Birmingham friends underscores the hurdles that face Western intelligence agencies as they scramble to curb the number of young, Western-born men traveling to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad.

  • Modi Seeking More Japanese Investment
    India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, said his country is ready to reduce red tape and improve infrastructure to attract more foreign investment.

  • Hong Kong Democracy Movement Loses Steam
    An activist group at the center of threats to paralyze Hong Kong's business district with anti-Beijing protests said some of its support was waning.

  • Australia to Backtrack on Reef Dumping Plan
    Australia is set to reverse a decision to allow dumping of dredged mud and rock into protected ocean surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, as developers of a coal port come up with an alternative plan amid environmental outcry.

  • U.S. Funds Experimental Ebola Drug
    The U.S. government awarded a $25 million contract to Mapp Biopharmaceutical to fund the manufacture of a small amount of experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp and to speed the drug's development.

  • Photos of the Day: Sept. 2
    In photos chosen Tuesday by Wall Street Journal editors, a giant rabbit visits Taiwan, Iceland's volcano simmers, an Atlantic City casino is shut down, and more.