Category: World News

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SWAT team storms Harvey home to end hostage standoff, suspects arrested

A SWAT team stormed a home in Harvey, IL Wednesday morning and rescued four people held hostage by two suspected burglars since Tuesday afternoon.
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Iraq militants retaliate vs. U.S. airstrikes, beheads American journalist

Islamic State militants posted a video on social media sites Tuesday showing the beheading of an American journalist, who has been missing in Syria si...
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Liberia’s Ebola crisis grows as patients escape quarantine centers

One of the largest Ebola quarantine centers located in Monrovia, Liberia was ransacked over the weekend by an angry mob. According to official reports...
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U.S. jets, drones strike ISIS vehicles to help Kurds retake Mosul dam

U.S. fighter jets and armed drones bombed 14 vehicles of Islamic State (IS) fighters near Mosul dam in northern Iraq Saturday and Sunday allowing Iraq...
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U.S. sending munitions, ordnance for Lebanon army

The U.S. is sending munitions and ordnance to Lebanon in the next few weeks to help its army battle Islamic extremists from Syria, according to U.S. a...
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Iraq Aid Response “Inadequate” Despite Funding Boost

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have yet to receive aid despite funding pouring into relief efforts, according to NGOs.
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Family members of U.S. embassy staffs in Sierra Leone told to leave

The State Department on Thursday ordered family members of U.S. embassy staffs in Freetown to leave the Sierra Leone capital as healthcare services ha...
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Iraqi chopper crash injures New York Times reporter, photographers

An Iraqi military helicopter crashed in northern Iraq's Mount Sinjar after delivering food to Yazidis trapped in the mountain on Tuesday killing the p...
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American who tweeted allegiance to Iraq militants detained

An American has been detained on firearm possession charges and tweets declaring support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when he arrive...
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Riot, looting follow vigil for St. Louis black teen shot dead by police

Stores in a St. Louis suburb were looted while stones and bottles rained on police Sunday night following a vigil for a black teenager shot dead by po...