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Kayla Mueller's family say US hostage policy is costing lives

Father of female aid worker who died in Isil captivity says he believes Washington will work on changing stance on paying ransoms<p>The father of <b>Kayla Mueller, the American woman killed after spending months in captivity under violent jihadists</b>, says the US government "put policy in front of" American …

Mayor of Jerusalem tackles Palestinian knifeman after stabbing

Mayor Nir Barkat pinned the 18-year-old assailant to the ground after an ultra-Orthodox Jew was injured<p>The mayor of Jerusalem and his security guard wrestled a Palestinian attacker to the ground near city hall on Sunday after an ultra-Orthodox Jew was stabbed with a knife at a busy …

Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Truth Will 'Heal the Scars' of Civil War

World<p>COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis urged Sri Lankans to discover the truth behind their bloody 26-year civil war, saying it was necessary for the country to heal as he arrived in Colombo on an official visit.<p>“All members of society must work together, all must have a voice,” he said in a speech …

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Cameroon says 143 Boko Haram fighters killed in clashes

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least 143 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an attack on a military camp in Cameroon on Monday, a minister said, adding that it was the heaviest loss sustained by the Nigerian Islamist group in the country.<p>“The terrorists ... lost 143 lives and important warfare equipment …

Array of world leaders joins 3.7 million in France to defy terrorism

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 3.7 million people, including world leaders, marched in anti-terrorism rallies in Paris and elsewhere in France on Sunday, French officials said, calling the massive gathering in the nation's capital the largest in France's history.<p>The day was emotional and peaceful, a gesture of …

Charlie Hebdo attack: Helicopters hunt for suspects in woods of France

<b>Longpont, France (CNN) —</b> An intense manhunt for two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre focused Thursday on northern France's Picardy region, where sources close to the investigation said a police helicopter might have spotted the suspects.<p>Authorities believe that Cherif Kouachi, …

Protesters briefly shut down 110 Freeway after release of Ezell Ford's autopsy

Protesters angry about the death of Ezell Ford and other recent police shootings rushed onto the 110 Freeway at one point Monday night, briefly stopping traffic.<p>At first, three people holding hands walked into the southbound lanes from an on-ramp at Gage Avenue. Then a group of 30 or so others …