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U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the limited airstrikes under way in Iraq.<p>Militant …

Rebels free American held in Syria

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Syria ready to cooperate with U.N. to fight terror

The Syrian regime says it's ready to accept support from the United States and others working under the U.N. umbrella to fight "terrorists."<p>The comments, by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, were made Monday as ISIS fighters seized control of a strategically important air base in the …

Libya crisis: US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1103000/1103653_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518112245_0f7f04099da496ae5eca00e2044c7a2a<p><b>US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist-linked militia.</b><p>A senior US official told the BBC …

U.S. sends experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine to trial

Regulators in the United States have officially granted permission for the first human clinical trial of Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine, a step that comes as experts from around the globe convene in Geneva to figure out how and to whom the world's minuscule supply of barely tested Ebola drugs …

Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian state.<p>President Mahmoud Abbas …

Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment block

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza’s tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said.<p>Israel had no immediate comment on the …

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Bombings in Iraq target Shiites, kill dozens

A wave of bombings struck majority Shiite Muslim areas of Baghdad and two other Iraqi cities Monday, killing at least four dozen people in an apparently worsening spiral of<p>sectarianbloodletting.<p>In the deadliest incident, a suicide bomber set off his explosives in a mosque, killing 11 people and …

Egypt and United Arab Emirates Said to Have Secretly Carried Out Libya Airstrikes

Obama Reportedly Backs Surveillance Over Syria

Israel blasts 2nd residential tower in Gaza

Ukraine's president sets parliamentary election for October 26

Royals in Vanity Fair Best Dressed Hall of Fame

Royals with a heavy dose of style are basically guaranteed a spot on the annual <i>Vanity Fair best-dressed list</i> (Kate Middleton had that thing on lockdown <i>early</i>). It's the ones that make it into the more exclusive inner sanctum—the hall of fame—that really deserve some recognition. You can probably …

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Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director and Giant of British Cinema, Dies at 90

Obama's Second Term Dictated by Crises


Gaza death toll increases as Israeli strikes continue

At least 112 Palestinians killed in more than 350 Israeli air strikes across the territory since the truce collapsed on 19 August<p>Violence reverberated across Gaza with Israel launching several deadly air strikes Monday, while Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the …