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30 min ago | KOAT-TV

Obama OKs more troops to Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized additional troops be deployed to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.

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3 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state.

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8 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

PM slams 'barbaric' hostage murder

David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.

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12 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Jury to decide fates of Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shooting

The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

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15 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Hamas poll ratings rise with Palestinians after latest conflict

The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

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18 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Venice Watch: McDormand hails female stories

The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city.

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22 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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