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Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub attended services Sunday …

Police Pay Gap: Many of America's Finest Struggle on Poverty Wages

In the aftermath of the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, police officers from throughout St. Louis County were dispatched there to respond to mounting protests. Though the officers were doing the same jobs, they were paid starkly different wages, some …

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Clashes erupt at Palestinian's West Bank funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — Clashes erupted Sunday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces at the West Bank funeral of a teenage boy killed by Israeli …

Evacuations Possible As Lava Continues To Flow From Hawaii Volcano

The Puna region of Hawaii is under alert as lava continues to flow from the Kilauea volcano. The Associated Press reports:<p>"Authorities on Sunday said lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning. The flow front had entered a cemetery and was about a …

McCaul calls NYC hatchet attack a terrorist act

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says last week's hatchet attack on a group of New York City police officers was an act of terrorism and that more could be done to prevent future acts.<p>"I do. I think all the markings are there of radical Islamist ties," Rep. Mike McCaul …

The US Significantly Escalates Airstrikes Against ISIS

US Central Command said Saturday that the US military and partner nations conducted the strikes in six different areas of Iraq against the group, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL. A breakdown:<p>• Three airstrikes near the northern city of Bayji, which is home to a large oil refinery, hit a large …

Al Qaeda Commander Tweets Support for ISIS Hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig

An al Qaeda commander tweeted his support for Abdul Rahman Kassig, the American captive threatened with execution by ISIS. “The doctor who welcomed me in the [the city of Deir Ezzour] hospital and performed a successful operation was Peter,” Abu Omar Aqidi, a local commander with the Al-Nusra …

Islamic State,World news,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,Iraq,Moazzam Begg,UK news<p>‘At least 30’ Britons seek to flee Islamic State as it is revealed that a fourth young Muslim from Portsmouth has died in Syria<p>British jihadi fighters desperate to return home from Syria and Iraq are being issued …

US launches 22 air strikes on Isis strongholds in Iraq

A day after the Department of Defense announced the first US death in the campaign against Islamic State (Isis) militants in Iraq, Central Command said 22 air strikes had been carried out in the country on Friday and Saturday.<p>Marine lance corporal Sean P Neal, one of 1,600 troops supporting Iraqi …

Isis exploits tribal fault lines to control its territory

On one recent Thursday, Abu Jassim received a text message from a provincial leader of the Islamic State (Isis). Abu Jassim, from a tribal area in eastern Syria, was asked to lead the Friday prayers at a nearby mosque, known to be a stronghold of the Sufi order al-Khaznawi. Although he had no …

Syria activists say Kobani death toll passes 800

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian activist group said Sunday that the death toll in 40 days of fighting in and around the northern Syrian border …

ISIS May Be Using Kobani To Take America's Attention Off Advances In Iraq

"We saw Isil, there are daily clashes with Isil. Today and yesterday there was heavy fighting," said one stranded Yazidi man, Dre'i Shamo, last week. "The situation is very tragic and critical."<p>Further south, the advance of the jihadists of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Baghdad continues, …

What the Failure of ISIS to Take Kobani Means

Coming back after two weeks away, it’s surprising that the Syrian town of Kobani hasn’t fallen to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. …

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'sends girls to front line'

<b>Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has forced abducted women and girls to go to the front line to help fight the military, a new report says.</b><p>The group has taken more than 500 women and girls hostage since it began its insurgency in 2009, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report adds.<p>Suspected …

Hawaii Volcano Lava Rolls Through Cemetery as It Appoaches Village

HONOLULU — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed through a cemetery and edged to within about 300 yards of the closest home. The flow was about 150 yards wide and …

Gunman in Ottawa attack prepared video of himself

Police say video is evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack was driven by 'ideological and political motives'<p>Canadian police say a gunman who shot and killed a soldier at the national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down had prepared a video recording of himself …

Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities …