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Russia to West – Drop Assad demands if you want to unite against Islamic State

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the West had to drop its demands approximately the political exit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if it wanted…

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Hollande calls on world to put aside national interest, fight IS

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande called on the international community on Wednesday to set aside their sometimes diverging national interests & join a grand coalition against hardline militant…

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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from some Democrats & igniting an emotional debate approximately U.S. values in…

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Obama vows commitment to maritime security

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama stood in front of a hulking Philippine Navy frigate Tuesday & vowed to bolster security in the seas around the island nation —…

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Islamic State 'Plotting Deadly Cyber-Attacks'

Islamic State is plotting to kill Britons with deadly cyber-attacks, George Osborne will say later. The Chancellor will issue the stark warning approximately Islamist militants using deadly online attacks on…

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Global Terrorism Deaths Increase By 80% In 2014

The number of people killed by acts of terrorism in 2014 increased 80% to 32,658, according to a new study. Islamist groups Boko Haram & Islamic State were between them…

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Capitol Police: No specific threat to Capitol but be careful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers & their aides should use the tunnels between congressional buildings & take other precautions, yet there are no specific threats against the Capitol following the Paris…

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Iraqi Kurdistan president says Islamic State defeated in Sinjar

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani said on Friday that the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar had been seized from Islamic State militants in an offensive by…

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Afghan official: Drone strike kills 12 Taliban in southeast

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A drone strike in a volatile southern province of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan has killed 12 Taliban, an official said Sunday. The dead included three Afghans &…

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British jihadist may have planned Paris-style attack in Istanbul – sources

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish authorities suspect a high-profile British jihadist detained in Turkey last week may have been planning attacks in Istanbul similar to those in Paris, two security sources…