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28 min ago | 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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28 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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)

11 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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22 hrs ago | 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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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Evening Sun

Turkey's Davutoglu announces new government

Turkey's new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stands in respect as he visits the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder, Kemal Ataturk, before a ceremony where he formally took charge of the presidency from his predecessor, Abdullah Gul, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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ABC News

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.

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Independent.ie

Hamas accused over Gaza death toll

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip , causing a high death toll.

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Evening Sun

US delivers military aid to Lebanon

The United States has delivered the first shipment of weapons to Lebanon to help bolster its military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from neighboring Syria's civil war.

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Evening Sun

Israel identifies body as missing American student

Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said.

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The York Daily Record

44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria

Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as U.N. peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Yahoo!

IS executes scores of Syrian troops in new atrocity

Islamic State jihadists have boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops after capturing a key air base, the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world.

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Army Times

U.S. warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability.

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ISIS claims mass execution in Syria

ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

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Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. . Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad's forces, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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CBS News

Rebels seem to control another key town in Ukraine

The strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday, and Ukraine's president called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Journalism, Russia, Turkey, Vladimir Putin

Cybercast News Service

Egypt raises new charge against ex-president Morsi

Judicial officials say Egypt's state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood group.

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