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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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WAPT-TV Jackson

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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Cybercast News Service

Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.

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The New Zealand Herald

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, US Military, US Army, Iraq

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NBC Chicago

Mom: NJ Man Missing in Israel Alive

NBC10's Ted Greenberg spoke to the man's loved ones about the efforts to find him.

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Washington Times

Report: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal

Iran's nuclear chief said Wednesday that workers have begun redesigning its nearly completed Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's interim deal over its nuclear program with world powers.

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CBS News

Both Israel and Hamas claim victory after cease-fire

Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.

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WITN

Prosecutor Urges Jury To Convict Blackwater Guards

A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.

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TheBostonChannel.com

Journalist held in Syria returns to US

The American writer flew Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the United States -- stopping first in Newark, New Jersey, before reuniting with his mother in Boston, his family said in a news release.

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NewsOK.com

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebels said.

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