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GOP PITCH US VOTERS. ‘Trust Mitt’
Mitt Romney was formally nominated by the Republican party to challenge Barack Obama in a presidential election as the Republicans promote and image of diversity as the first night of the convention included a roster full of women and Hispanic speakers.

HURRICANE ISAAC. Makes Landfall in Louisiana.
Obama declares state of emergency in Louisiana as residents of the gulf coast brace to brave the elements once more, seven years after Katrina

FRENCH GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATES. Arafat Murder Claims.
Court’s investigation into alleged poisoning is likely to add impetus to plans to exhume former Palestinian leader’s body from Ramallah mausoleum.

COLOMBIA PEACE TALKS. Farc Negotiations.
Bogotá to host discussions as President Santos places conditions on talks continuing with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia after five decades of fighting.

CATALONIA INCREASES FEARS. Heightened Spanish Debt Crisis.
Bailout request could spark tensions with Madrid as that government's region says it will not accept political conditions in exchange for extra funds.