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2 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

SEPTEMBER 21: A statue is adorned with flowers for the visit of a casket containing relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on September 21, 2009 in Coleshill, England.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, France, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom,

6 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Mosul fights back against Islamic State

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam.

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10 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, US Politics, US News

16 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Gaza's fragile calm shatters; UN urges 'immediate' cease-fire

The strikes followed an almost 12-hour pause in fighting and came as international efforts intensified to end the three-week conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Life, Palestinian Territories, Ramadan

18 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Russia ordered to pay $50B over Yukos

The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Police in China remove church's cross

Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another church, said hundreds of police showed up Monday at the Longgang Huai En Church in the city of Wenzhou and used a crane to remove the cross from its steeple.

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Fox News

Venezuela says former general arrested in Aruba on US drug charges to be freed shortly

Venezuela's government says a former general wanted by the United States on drug charges will be released by authorities in Aruba and return home shortly.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

KMIZ

British, U.S. diplomats out of Libya

A convoy of British diplomats made it safely into Tunisia from Libya despite an attack on its vehicles Sunday, British officials said.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

The Fresno Bee

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

U.N. peacekeepers located the second black box on Saturday amid the wreckage of the plane that took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and was heading to Algiers, Algeria when it crashed early Thursday in northern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.

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Related Topix: Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Terrorism, Francois Hollande

ABC News

Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor in Liberia

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Uganda, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Star Tribune

Suicide bombers attack police chief's home in Afghanistan, 2 killed

An Afghan official says that a civilian and a border policeman were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked the house of a police chief in the country's restive south.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Brandon Sun

Israel decides to extend Gaza war truce for 24 hours, but says it will respond to Hamas fire

BAYT ?ANUN, Palestine - Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.

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Rock Hill Herald

American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Fort Worth, TX

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Why is U.S. Marine still in Mexican jail?

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US Marine Corps, Mexico, San Ysidro, CA

Brandon Sun

Nigeria to screen airline travellers after first Ebola arrives by plane from Liberia

Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveller from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.

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KMBC-TV

U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya, Travel, Libya Travel, Africa Travel, Tripoli, Libya Travel, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Navy

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Iraqi police: Baghdad official taken by gunmen

Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad on Saturday, police officers said.

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Related Topix: Iraq

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WTVM

Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nigeria, India,

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