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HURRICANE ISAAC. Challenged Louisiana’s Flood Defenses.
The slow moving storm magnifies an impact of heavy rain and high winds, as it overtops flood defences in Louisiana and leaves 500,000 people without power.

GOP's VP CANDIDATE RYAN. Defines Attack Obama.
Paul Ryan launched a withering attack on Barack Obama, charging the US president with abdicating responsibility for the economy

BRAZIL'S NEW INTEREST RATES. How Low Can it Go?
Brazil’s central bank has cut interest rates to a new historic low as that government announces steps to revive the country’s moribund economy.

TURKEY TO UN: Set Up Syria Safe Zone.
As Syrian refugees cross the border following increased violence, UN agreement unlikely to act while China and Russia veto resolutions on the war-torn country.

IRAN'S NEW IMAGE. Uses Summit To Reset.
Tehran is hoping that a meeting of 120 developing countries will increase global support for its nuclear ambitions and prove its continued importance as a regional power.