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New US Strikes in Iraq Include Land-Based Bombers

Posted: 08/17/2014 - The latest round of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State extremist group includes the first reported use of land-based bombers in the military campaign.

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Liberia: Ebola Spread Fears Rise As Clinic Looted

Posted: 08/17/2014 - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

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Jihadists Closing in on Syrian Rebel Stronghold

Posted: 08/16/2014 - Activists say fighters from the Islamic State extremist group have captured three villages in northern Syria as they close in on a stronghold of rival rebels.

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Canada to Bring Arms to Kurds in Iraq

Posted: 08/15/2014 - The flights, crewed by some 30 Canadian Forces personnel, will continue as long as there is equipment and supplies to move.

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Tens of Thousands Hold Anti-PM Rally in Pakistan

Posted: 08/15/2014 - Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a fiery anti-Taliban cleric.

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Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

Updated: 08/15/2014 - It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories.

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Battle Erupts in Mogadishu During Disarmament Raid

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Residents and officials in Mogadishu say that heavy fighting has broken out after government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former warlord as part of a disarmament campaign.

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Nationalist Gets Punched in Ukrainian Parliament

Posted: 08/14/2014 - A Ukrainian parliament member who cultivates the image of a fighter against separatists didn't fare well against one of his legislative colleagues, taking a punch in the face and staggering into the arms of spectators.

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UN to Vote on Measure to Combat Al-Qaida Fighters

Posted: 08/14/2014 - Diplomats say U.N. Security Council members have reached agreement on a draft resolution that would punish recruitment and financing of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria and demand that all al-Qaida-linked groups disarm and disband immediately.

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Ukraine Death Toll Spikes As Attacks Intensify

Posted: 08/13/2014 - A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.

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Officials: Green Berets Fly to Sinjar in Iraq

Posted: 08/13/2014 - A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger.

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Kurdish Forces Retake 2 Towns From Sunni Militants

Posted: 08/10/2014 - Reinvigorated by American airstrikes, Kurdish forces retook two towns from Sunni militants Sunday, achieving one of their first victories after weeks of retreating, a senior Kurdish military official said.

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Ukraine Rebels Say They Are Open to a Cease-Fire

Posted: 08/09/2014 - A top rebel leader says the eastern city of Donetsk is surrounded by Ukrainian troops and his forces are willing to accept a cease-fire in order to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Thousands From Iraq Minority Flee to Syria

Posted: 08/09/2014 - Syrian Kurdish officials say thousands of members of a religious minority group have fled across the border from Iraq after coming under attack by Islamic extremists.

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Russia: Military Exercises Are Over

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Russia's Defense Ministry says it has wrapped up military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had said were a provocative action.

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Palestinians Say Five Dead in New Airstrikes

Posted: 08/08/2014 - A three-day truce in Gaza has come to an end, with the resumption of rocket attacks against Israel and Israeli airstrikes that Palestinian officials say killed at least five Palestinians, including three children.

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