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Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.<p>About 60 of them were killed in regime air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>Well over 190,000 people have died in Syria in the …

Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently.<p>The virus is "spreading faster and exponentially," Obama told doctors, nurses and …

Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert despite ceasefire

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s prime minister told government forces to remain on full battle alert on Wednesday as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists.<p>A pro-Russian rebel checks his rifle …

New Islamic State video taunts Obama, U.S. troops

The Islamic State is taunting President Obama via video.<p>The militant group released a brief video late Tuesday suggesting that jihadists would kill American ground troops should they be deployed against them.<p>The clip also suggests that the Islamic State may target the White House.<p>Obama has pledged …