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'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …


The Latest: UN envoy says Syria cease-fire 'reassuring'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, where a fragile cease-fire has begun but scattered violence and clashes continue (all times local):<p>…

Middle East

Pressure increases for U.S. to call ISIS attacks genocide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration this week faced intensifying pressure from lawmakers and activists to label what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq a genocide.<p>Advocates of religious freedom stepped up their campaign with a petition and a commercial to be aired on cable news channels, demanding the …


British 'advisers' deployed to Libya to build anti-Isil cells

Special forces working alongside their US counterparts in Misrata to stop the jihadists’ progress.<p>Britain has discreetly deployed military advisers to Libya in order to build an army to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant cells in the country, The Sunday Telegraph has been told.<p>Special …

Special Forces

U.S., allies conduct 22 strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State in Iraq with 14 strikes on Friday and also hit the militant group with eight strikes in Syria on the same day, the U.S. military said on Saturday.<p>Seven of the strikes in Iraq were near Mosul in the north, hitting two …

Middle East

There Are 7 Different Types of Boobs in the World, Apparently

So which ones are yours?<p>Boobs are funny old things, aren't they? Both functional and seen as attractive, they're incredibly varied between women. But we've come to learn that it's not just as simple as either having big boobs or small ones.<p>Lingerie company Third Love have made it their business to …