Cassie Greathouse Oleksiak

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US sends 350 more troops to Iraq to protect Baghdad embassy

Barack Obama has ordered 350 more troops into Iraq, hours after the US government had to determine if the Islamic State (Isis) had killed a second American journalist in two weeks.<p>The new deployment was intended not for “a combat role”, the White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a …

Bounty Biz: Rewards for Terrorists and Local Crooks Can Pay Off

A deadly U.S. drone strike this week targeted a Somali man with a $7 million price on his head — a reward that's part of the bounty business, where big money awaits snitches and do-gooders alike, often proving that dangled dollars can trump loyalty, family and fear.<p>The attack Monday killed six …

World leaders eye united front against militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against …

U.N. denies Golan peacekeepers ordered to hand arms to Syria rebels | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. peacekeeping chief strongly denied on Wednesday allegations from the Philippines’ army chief that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were ordered to surrender their weapons to Islamist militants who had trapped them.<p>Philippine Armed Forces chief General …

McConnell: ISIL not 'manageable'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday took a swipe at President Barack Obama’s remarks on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, saying this is not “a manageable situation.”<p>“The president should come up with a strategy, present it to Congress, address the American people and tell …

Steven Sotloff family pays tribute to journalist who gave 'voice to the voiceless'

Family of a journalist slain by Islamic State militants says Steven Sotloff dedicated his life to portraying the suffering of people in war zones, but was 'no hero'<p>The family of Steven Sotloff, the second slain US journalist beheaded by jihadists in Syria, has paid tribute to his "gentle soul", …

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Slain journalist's family accuses ISIS leader of violating Islam with execution

The family of American Steven Sotloff had a message Wednesday for the notorious leader of the terror group ISIS, asking him to answer for the sin he committed with the beheading of the journalist.<p>Sotloff's family broke its silence the same day U.S. intelligence officials said the videotaped …

Barack Obama and David Cameron seek coalition against Isis

Barack Obama and David Cameron have vowed to use the Nato summit starting in Wales on Thursday to engineer a resilient military and political coalition, including key countries in the Middle East, capable of squeezing out and destroying Islamic State (Isis) in northern Iraq.<p>British officials also …

British hostage threatened by Jihadi John helped Muslims in Balkans

The aid worker threatened with beheading by Islamist terrorists has 'tried so hard' to help others, friends say<p>A British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamist terrorists spent years helping Muslims rebuild war-torn communities in the Balkans, it has emerged.<p>Former colleagues said the aid …

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Biden: Follow ISIS to ‘Gates of Hell’

MSF Reinforces Response to DRC Ebola Outbreak

The first Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams arrived in Boende health zone, in the North-West of Democratic Republic of …

Global Bio-Disaster Response Urgently Needed in Ebola Fight

<b>NEW YORK—</b>World leaders are failing to address the worst ever Ebola epidemic, and states with biological-disaster response capacity, including …

Oregon arsonist who posted 'like my fire?' on Facebook sent to prison | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Oregon woman who set a 2013 wildfire to create work for her firefighter friends, an act of arson she later heralded in a “like my fire?” post on Facebook, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday.<p>Sadie Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty in May to arson for the brush fire she set on …

Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk near parliament

<b>A Libyan military jet has crashed in the eastern city of Tobruk, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.</b><p>The jet hit a block of flats near the new parliamentary building after developing a "technical fault", a security official said.<p>The jet was …