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2 hrs ago |

Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters fierce resistance

Iraqi forces pushing north in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic State have seen their assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance from the rebels.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

6 hrs ago | The Item

US trying to verify video of American's killing

A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News

7 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Missing US photojournalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS

Media reports allege that ISIS beheaded Foley in a violent and graphic YouTube video called "A Message to #America ."


Related Topix: Journalism, Syria, World News

11 hrs ago |

Report: 25 more police officers detained in Turkey

The government says the officers are associated with a moderate Islamic movement led by a U.S.-based cleric, which it accuses of attempting to topple the government.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

15 hrs ago |

Israel: Rockets fired from Gaza, cease-fire broken

JERUSALEM Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, breaking a temporary cease-fire and casting a shadow on indirect negotiations about ending a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas.


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18 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Aug. 19

Despite the deployment of the National Guard, who stood back, clashes between police and protesters continued in the St. Louis suburb where the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a policeman.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

21 hrs ago | DNA India

Saudi Arabian court sentences one to death, 13 to jail for militant attacks

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday sentenced one man to death and 13 others to prison terms of up to 30 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets last decade, state media reported.


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Mon Aug 18, 2014


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WYFF-TV Greenville

Syria's chemical weapons neutralized

Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons have been destroyed at sea, almost a year after nerve gas killed 1,000 people, including children, in a Damascus suburb, Secretary of State John Kerry said in statement Monday.


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Windsor Beacon

Pilot vs. attendant: Fist fight delays Saudia flight

A flight on Saudi Arabian airline Saudi was delayed for nearly six hours because of a violent fist fight between a pilot and a flight attendant.


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WLOX-TV Biloxi

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. An AK-47 is now $2,000, also down $500.


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Obama 's War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror

There was a time not so long ago when the White House said al Qaeda was on its heels, the tide of war was receding, and the U.S. was turning its attention to Asia.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Terrorism


Obama on hiatus from vacation

President Barack Obama returned to the White House late Sunday night, taking the unusual step of interrupting his Martha's Vineyard vacation for two days.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Metal, Isis, Ferguson, MO

In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

Shrapnel pierced the 8-year-old's head and neck, and she died minutes after arriving at a hospital.


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The Tribune

Iraqi forces retake control of Mosul Dam

Iraqi security forces and Kurdish fighters on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from the hands of Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago, an army spokesman in Baghdad said.


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Cybercast News Service

Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

Health officials in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi say that a Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight transiting the city and who may have been infected with the Ebola virus has died.


Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, World News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Japan looks into report Japanese detained in Syria

The government was still trying to confirm through the Japanese embassy in Damascus the reports that surfaced over the weekend, such as online posts showing a man being captured, allegedly in Syria, a spokeswoman said in a statement.


Related Topix: Syria, World News


10 Things to Know for Monday

The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson and a request by Brown's family prompt the decision, the Department of Justice says.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Rick Perry, US Governors

Daily Times

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait to abide by UN blacklisting of citizens : August 18, 2014,

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body.


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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Rogers: 'Never say never' for combat troops

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers told CNN Sunday he'll "never say never" to the possibility of U.S. combat troops returning to the ground in Iraq to fight Islamic extremists.

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