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14 min ago | SFGate

Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.

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3 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

U.N. to investigate alleged abuses by ISIS

The U.N. Human Rights Council said Monday that it will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by ISIS.

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7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Turkey summons US diplomat over spying report

The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

11 hrs ago | LA Daily News

Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

Shiite militiamen patrol in Amirli, Iraq, after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on the town, some 105 miles north of Baghdad, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Air Accidents, Iraq, Weather

18 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Turkish authorities issue arrest warrants for 33 police accused of plotting against government

Turkey's private Dogan news agency says the warrants were filed Monday for the officers, including the former head of a financial unit, on charges that include espionage.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Hindustan Times

37 children killed in string of Syria attacks NGO

At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

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Bangor Daily News

Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

Israel announced Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Israel shoots down drone near Syrian border

Israel has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli airspace near the Syrian border on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed.

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Canada.com

Israeli assault that killed 190 in Gaza over feared capture of soldier raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

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Fort Morgan Times

Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death

With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact.

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Daily Reporter

Filipino troops pull 'greatest escape' from Syria

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

WOODTV.com

US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the east Baghdad neighborhood of Kamaliya, Iraq, Sunday, June 15, 2014.

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Paradise Post

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.

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ABC 33/40

People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Iraq, World News, Beavercreek, OH

NorthJersey.com

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

Saudi King Abdullah has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective "power and speed" from the international community, Saudi media reported Saturday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, World News, Saudi Arabia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Gulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat

A high-level meeting of Gulf foreign ministers has ended without a clear end to a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, but some envoys are signaling that progress has been made.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.

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Daily Reporter

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Mass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels

SANAA, Yemen: Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies.

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