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UK parties set to recall parliament to approve air strikes against Isis

David Cameron expected to hold talks with Ed Miliband later this week as consensus grows for attacks on Islamic State in Iraq<p>• Live blog: Tuesday’s developments on Syria air strikes<p>Britain’s main political parties are moving towards an agreement to recall parliament on Friday to allow MPs to …

Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the<p>United Nationssaid Monday.<p>"In Turkey we have never witnessed such big numbers in a few days' …

Muslim scholars appeal to Islamic State to release British hostage

Scholars from conservative strand of Islam make video appeal to Islamic State to release aid worker<p>Three high-profile British Muslim clerics have made a direct appeal to the Islamic State (Isil) to release the British hostage Alan Henning, warning that killing him would go against Islamic law.<p>The …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Iraq crisis: Shia and Kurdish forces move against IS

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Middle East

Iraqi forces launch offensive to break Islamic State's siege of Amerli

Iraqi forces launched a ground operation Saturday to break a nearly three-month siege of a town encircled by Islamic State extremists and in urgent need of supplies, residents said.<p>Iraqi army soldiers, Kurdish forces and pro-government Shiite Muslim militiamen pushed toward the town of Amerli from …

Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524322294_7ac82c7fd1c44905c3be321ba33da1fa<p><b>The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in …

South Africa

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

European Union tells Vladimir Putin - one week to scale back intervention in Ukraine or face further sanctions<p>European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.<p>Fears are …

The Many Ways to Map the Islamic 'State'

Does ISIS control huge swaths of land or a network of roads? It depends on your definition of 'control.'<p>ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in …

ISIS executes 250 Syrian soldiers - CNN Video

Isil terrorists 'highly likely' to attack UK, warns David Cameron, as threat level is raised to severe

David Cameron warns country is facing a decades-long battle against terror threat from Syria and Iraq as he announces tough new measures<p>Islamist terrorists are "highly likely" to attack the UK as David Cameron announced the threat assessment has been raised to its second highest level.<p>It is the …

Terrorism

Putin denies invading Ukraine, warns West 'not to mess with us'

Evoking startling images of siege and empire, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday struck a defiant pose over the deployment of troops and tanks in eastern Ukraine, declaring that Russia has no plans for "large-scale conflicts" but reminding the world that he presides over a nuclear-armed …

ISIS Threat: Britain Raises Terror Alert Level to 'Severe'

Britain raised its terrorism threat level to “severe” Friday - meaning that an attack is "highly likely" - as Prime Minister David Cameron warned that ISIS poses a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we have known before."<p>Cameron said he planned new laws to make it harder for Britons to …

Terrorism

Here's Everything That's In The Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Deal

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians agreed to an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat in which more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel were killed.<p>Following are the broad …

Israel

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting — an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the most difficult issues.<p>In the end, both …

Putin, Ukrainian president meet in first face-to-face talks since June

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east.<p>Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko were joined by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan and three …

Israel

American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.<p>Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, …

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