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Islamic State Captures Jordanian Pilot In Syria

Jordan says one of its pilots was captured by the self-titled Islamic State in Syria. The plane crashed while the pilot was conducting airstrikes against the militants. The U.S. military is trying to determine the cause of the crash.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Extremists with the self-proclaimed …

Calgary brothers killed while fighting for ISIS

Clashes in the Syrian town of Dabiq have claimed the lives of two former Calgarians who relocated to the Middle East to join ISIS.<p>Brothers Collin and …

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ISIS Did Not Down Jordanian Fighter Jet But Have Pilot, U.S. Military Says

CAIRO — The U.S. military says evidence shows the terror group ISIS did not shoot down a Jordanian F-16 fighter jet in Syria as fighters claimed, but said the aircraft crashed and the pilot has been taken captive by the group.<p>A statement from Jordan's military carried on state-run news agency Petra …

Jordan vows to free captured pilot from ISIL

Jordan’s government has said it will do all it can to release its air force pilot captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant after the plane he was flying came down.<p>Jordanian King Abdullah on Wednesday met General Mashal al-Zaben, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to discuss the …

US military equipment being detoured for possible battle vs. ISIS

The U.S. military has been stockpiling huge quantities of gear in Kuwait in preparation for shipping it across the border into Iraq for possible use in a coordinated offensive against the terrorist group Islamic State, according to U.S. News & World Report.<p>The gear is being housed near a busy …

Jordanian pilot’s family pleads with Islamic State for mercy

Hours after Amman confirmed that Islamic State fighters had captured a Jordanian pilot who was flying a mission as part of the US-led coalition …

Pope Francis' Christmas Message Condemns ISIS' 'Brutal Persecution'

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by ISIS in his Christmas message Thursday and urged people not to be indifferent to the suffering of so many around the world. Tens of thousands of people turned out on St. Peter's Square to hear the Argentine pope deliver …

U.S. Strikes Have Killed 1,100 ISIS Fighters And Cost $1 Billion

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 1,100 Islamic State fighters since the bombings began in September, according to a British-based monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on its website Tuesday that it documented the deaths of 1,171 people, with at …

New Zealand man faces death penalty for Bali drug smuggling after 1.7kg of crystal meth is found in his backpack at airport

• <b>Anthony Glen de Malmanche was paid 'shopping money' to commit crime</b>• <b><br>The 52-year-old travelled to Hong Kong to see a woman he'd met online</b>• <b><br>He was to</b> …

New Zealand man facing death penalty over drug smuggling charges in Bali

The New Zealand embassy in Jakarta is trying to speak to a New Zealander arrested for allegedly smuggling 1.7kg of methamphetamine into Bali.<p>Anthony Glen de Malmanche, 52, is facing the death penalty after he flew into Bali from Hong Kong with a suspicious package.<p>The NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

Marijuana Legalization: The Big Tobacco Smokescreen

Big Marijuana? It's catchy, but comparing legalized marijuana to the tobacco industry misleads both the public and policymakers about the challenges of regulating this industry.<p>First, there already is a marijuana industry. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 4.6 million …

‘I don’t know if he’s innocent’: Father of Sydney man locked up in China on drug smuggling charges and facing the death penalty reveals concerns for his son

• <b>Father of 25-year-old Sydney man, Peter Gardner, claims he doesn't know if his son attempted to smuggle drugs from China to Australia</b>• <b><br>'We’re pulling</b> …

'All my dreams now become impossible': Heartbroken girlfriend tells of her despair after claiming boyfriend died from taking African plant potion to help him kick drug addiction a day after he 'proposed'

• <b>Kara Spark, from Mandurah in WA, claims her boyfriend died after taking ibogaine in Thailand</b>• <b><br>Brodie Smith was taking the African plant - which has</b> …

3 dead, 900,000 evacuate as typhoon slams Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.<p>Shallow floods, damaged shanties and ripped off …

‘Weather bomb’ to bring dangerous conditions to Britain’s west coast

Winds of up to 80mph causing exceptionally large waves are expected to bring dangerous conditions to the west coast of Britain, the Met Office has warned.<p>The severe weather, which is expected to hit the UK overnight on Tuesday and could disrupt travel and power supplies, is a result of a “weather …

Typhoon Hagupit: UN using crowdsourcing platform to help assess damage

At least 27 people have been killed and a million people evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday night. Though Hagupit appears to be weakening as it approaches the Philippines capital, Manila, it’s thought to have destroyed around 80% of …

Landslide in Indonesia destroys village, killing 32- with 76 still missing and hundreds forced to flee

• <b>Red soil covered more than 100 homes in Java province after t</b><b>hree landslides 'swept everything away'</b>• <b><br>Rescuers couldn't use heavy machinery and were</b> …

Victorian town is evacuated as two raging bushfires burn uncontrolled across the state

• <b>120 residents from Creightons Creek have been evacuated amid the fires</b>• <b><br>More than 350 fires have sparked since Monday, with two of them remaining</b> …

Its not a model. Actual image of floodwaters in the village of Jeram Perdas, Malaysia. http://t.co/RGHVapA5sO

Ebola epidemic death toll passes 7,500 as virus spreads in Sierra Leone

On first anniversary of outbreak World Health Organisation reports 315 new cases in former British colony in a week

Sierra Leone Declares Five-Day Ebola Lockdown

"Muslims and Christians are not allowed to hold services in mosques and churches throughout the lockdown except for Christians on Christmas Day (Thursday)," Alie Kamara, resident minister for the Northern Region, told AFP.<p>The lockdown announced Wednesday is designed "to intensify the containment of …

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Ugly weather slows holiday travelers - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- It was a frustrating day for many holiday fliers as almost 3,000 flights were postponed due to rain and poor visibility.<p>Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia all were hubs of harried travelers anxiously waiting for announcements that it was time to go. At some points, those didn't come for up …

ISIL captures pilot of plane downed in Syria

Jordan's military has confirmed that one of its pilots was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group after his plane went down in Syria, official news agency Petra said.<p>"During a mission on Wednesday morning conducted by several Jordanian Air Force planes against hideouts of …

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who …

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