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Saudi King Warns of Terrorist Threat to Europe, US

Posted: 3:59 PM - The king of Saudi Arabia 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.

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American Woman is Being Held Hostage in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria -- which has threatened to kill American hostages -- is holding a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria. That's according to a family representative.

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UPDATE: US Authenticating Video of American's Killing

Posted: 08/19/2014 - The White House says intelligence officials are working to determine whether a video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the execution of American journalist James Foley is authentic.

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Kurdish Military Says it Controls Iraq's Mosul Dam

Posted: 08/18/2014 - A spokesman for the Kurdish military says its peshmerga forces are now in full control of the Mosul Dam and its vicinity, successfully wresting back control from Islamic State group militants.

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US Launches Airstrikes Near Irbil and Mosul Dam

Updated: 08/16/2014 - U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam.

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Western-Backed Rebels Want US Airstrikes, Too

Posted: 08/16/2014 - Syria's main Western-backed Syrian opposition coalition is calling for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group captured three more northern villages.

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UN Says Ukraine Death Toll Doubles in 2 Weeks

Posted: 08/13/2014 - The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.

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Iraq TV: Aid Helicopter Crashes in North

Posted: 08/12/2014 - Iraq's military spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi has told state television that an Iraqi helicopter delivering aid to displaced Yazidis on Sinjar mountain has crashed.

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Storm Drenches Japan; 1 Dead, Dozens Hurt

Posted: 08/10/2014 - A tropical storm moved out of Japan on Sunday after lashing the country with rain and wind, leaving one person dead and prompting evacuation orders for more than 1 million residents near swollen rivers.

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Thousands Flee Iraq 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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China Earthquake: Death Toll at 367

Posted: 08/03/2014 - China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll from a strong earthquake in southern Yunnan province has risen to 367.

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