U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region as the world body works to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday. … read more – click title

Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday. … read more – click title

Bits Blog: With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things

The idea behind the company, according to co-founder Linden Tibbets, is to give people more creative control over the many online services they use on a daily basis. Link to article: rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640387/s/3df09ac7/sc/4/l/0Lbits0Bblogs0Bnytimes0N0C20A140C0A80C280Cwith0E30A0Emillion0Emore0Ein0Ehand0Eifttt0Elooks0Eto0Ethe0Einternet0Eof0Ethings0C0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm … read more – click title

U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the growth being driven by domestic demand and less by restocking by businesses. … read more – click title

‘Russian troops deployed’ in Ukraine

Ukraine accuses Russia of deploying troops in the country’s east, while Nato says Russia has stepped up its arms supply to separatists. Link to article: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28967526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa … read more – click title

Ford to halt Romanian production in Sept: report

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co. will halt production at its Romanian car factory for nine days in September because of low demand, Ford Romania spokeswoman Ana-Maria Timis was quoted as saying on Thursday by local news agency Mediafax. … read more – click title