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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with Palestinian businessmen from East Jerusalem to set up a national fund to support the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll. He told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, that "it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed)." (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi, File)Palestine's president blames Hamas for extending fighting with Israel in Gaza.

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Russian President Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Minsk, BelarusThe Russian president tells an assembly the nation is ready to meet any aggression.

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What to Watch This Weekend: Doctor Who, Outlander, and the Season 4 Finale of Falling SkiesWhat to watch on Friday, August 29... 12am Pacific, Netflix Jim Jefferies: Bare The stand-up performs a set on politics, fatherhood, orgies, and Neil Diamond at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. 7pm, CMT George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away Filmed in June during his final tour date in Arlington, TX, this special chronicles the country star's record-setting career. Performances include team-ups with Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and more. MARATHON, 8pm, Cinemax The Knick If you've missed any of Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen's escapades in the world of early 20th century medicine, you can catch up on the series' first three episodes tonight. 9pm, Showtime Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean to Brag The comedian tackles the balance between fame and family, among other topics in her first solo special. 10pm, PBS American Masters "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning" profiles the photographer who documented the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the camps that interred Japanese-Americans during World War II. Lange's granddaughter, Peabody- and Emmy-winning cinematographer Dyanna taylor, directed and narrates the documentary, which includes intimate reflections from Lange's life and a retrospective of her indelible work. LATE-NITE:– Paolo Nutini on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? What to watch on Saturday, August 30... SPECIAL NIGHT, 8pm, CBS Unforgettable When a big-business big shot is bumped off, Carrie and Al must sift through the dirty laundry at his child's elite prep school in "Admissions." (Another new episode airs Sunday in the show's regular time period.) SPECIAL NIGHT, 9pm, CBS Reckless Hoping to get Lee Anne's sexual discrimination lawsuit tossed out, Roy asks Terry to testify against her in "Damage Control." (Another new episode airs Sunday in the show's regular time period.) 9pm, BBC America Doctor Who In "Into the Dalek," the Doctor confronts a moral quandary as he strives to save a rebel ship from a Dalek fleet. Oh, the quandary isn't about Dalek-fighting. See, Clara left a yogurt in the fridge without her name on it, and he's really hankering for a yogurt fix, and it's not like she didn't know the rules of the TARDIS break room, so that yogurt is basically up for grabs, right? 9pm, Starz Outlander As the castle prepares to celebrate "The Gathering," Claire prepares to celebrate getting the hell out of there. But her cunning plan is complicated by a run-in with Jamie and a pickled Dougal. 9pm, AMC Hell on Wheels A dangerous stranger jeopardizes Cullen's family and his emotional state, as dangerous strangers are wont to do. Meanwhile in "Life's a Mystery," the Swede faces the music at Fort Smith. 10pm, Logo Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 In "Ocupado," Chloe is blindsided by new feelings for the top guy in her dating rotation. Could this be the start of something resembling a healthy personal relationship for her? Let's go with "no." 10pm, BBC America Intruders While Jack scours Seattle for Amy, Madison finds herself in possession of a mysterious key and a cash infusion. Elsewhere in "And Here… You Must Listen," Richard's good deed does not go unpunished. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? What to watch on Sunday, August 31... U.S. SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, AXS The X Factor UK For the first time, Simon Cowell's British singing competition will air its current season's episodes in the colonies a day after they debut across the pond. Episodes will air on Sunday and Monday nights on AXS, whatever the heck that is. 9pm, ABC The 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Aloe Blacc, and American Authors are among those slated to perform at the 49th annual fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. SEASON 4 FINALE, 9pm & 10pm, TNT Falling Skies Lexi's return in "Space Oddity" throws a wrench in Tom's mission to take out the power core. But I guess they resolve that rigamarole, because the logline for "Shoot the Moon" has the two working together for power-core-destroying purposes, while the 2nd Mass stares into the teeth of a ferocious new Espheni weapon. 9pm, CBS Unforgettable See? I told you another new episode aired Sunday in the show's regular time period. Specifically the episode "Fire and Ice," which finds Carrie conducting her own covert investigation into a bombing case of which Homeland Security has seized jurisdiction. 10pm, CBS Reckless Also capping a double-shot of new episodes this weekend, "Fifty-One Percent" pits Jamie and Roy against one another in civil court. Meanwhile, Knox has a decision to make when he learns a choice piece of dirt on Joyce Reed, and the media gets their hands on the Lee Anne Marcus sex tape. 10pm, Showtime Masters of Sex While Masters treats a couple for infertility, Johnson's attempt to treat a patient solo doesn't go quite as planned. Elsewhere in "Mirror, Mirror," Libby is witness to a hate crime. 10pm, WGN America Manhattan "Acceptable Limits: Part One" sends Charlie and Helen to survey an off-site reactor. Don't worry, they'll make sure to bring back plenty of googly-eyed-isotope souvenirs for everyone. 10pm, FX The Strain After learning that UV light does a number on the strigoi, Setrakian devises a cunning plan to lure them all into tanning booths. Meanwhile in "Creatures of the Night," a convenience store run descends into chaos. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? And now, let's all vote to crown the What to Watch Tonight Episode Title of the Week!

2014-08-29 14:08:00 -0600