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Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

CAIRO (AP) — A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the …

Pope denounces slaying of Egyptian Copts by Islamic State

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the slaying of Egyptian Copts in Libya by Islamic State-affiliated militants on Monday, calling it a …

Egypt strikes IS in Libya, pushes for international action

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt bombed Islamic State militants in neighboring Libya on Monday and called on the United States and Europe to join an international …

Syria, ISIS Have Been 'Ignoring' Each Other on Battlefield, Data Suggests

Syria's military and ISIS may be sworn enemies but instead of wiping each other off the battlefield they have been delicately dancing around each other, according to new data exclusively obtained by NBC News.<p>Both sides in the bloody conflict appear to be eliminating smaller rivals ahead of a …

Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites

Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday looked at first like a flashback to the not-so-distant past. It was held in St. George’s …

Russia

No More Ebola Cases in Mali After Patient Cured: President

DAKAR — Mali has no more confirmed cases of Ebola after the last patient known to be suffering from the virus was cured, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Saturday. Mali has registered eight cases of Ebola — seven of them confirmed and one probable — after the virus spread from neighboring …

Donetsk Residents Struggle With Daily Life Amid Ukraine Conflict

DONETSK, Ukraine — Among shattered windows and the sounds of fighting, Alina wondered how her house was still standing. Her neighborhood in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk had been shelled the night before.<p>"Without any warning," she recalled while standing amid broken glass. "It was a miracle …

WHO: Ebola Toll Leaps Higher to Nearly 7,000 in West Africa

DAKAR — The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency did not …

New ISIS video shows beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig

The White House said Sunday that a review of an Islamic State video confirms that American hostage Peter Kassig, an aid worker and former Army Ranger, has been beheaded by the terror group.<p>In the nearly 16-minute video uploaded to social networks, a black-clad militant with his face concealed …

Amid Ebola disaster, WHO picks new Africa chief

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — With nearly 5,000 dead of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization elected a new director Wednesday of its Africa …

Spanish nurse's assistant leaves hospital after beating Ebola

A Spanish nurse's assistant who left the hospital Wednesday after beating Ebola said she was still weak but gave thanks to God and the health workers who cared for her that she was still alive.<p>Looking frail but happy, Teresa Romero Ramos was greeted by cheers as she spoke to journalists, flanked by …

Peshmerga, Syrian rebels battle Islamic State in besieged Kobani | Reuters

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and moderate Syrian rebels bombarded Islamic State positions in Kobani on Monday, but it was unclear if their arrival would turn the tide in the battle for the besieged Syrian border town.<p>Kobani has become a symbolic test of the …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

A happy reunion in Dallas. An Ebola patient in France. And a condition upgrade in New York.<p>Here are the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak:<p><b>U.S. DEVELOPMENTS</b><p><b>Nurse reunited with her pet</b><p>Amidst loving squeezes and oohs and aahs (from her), and slobbery kisses and a wagging tail (from him), …

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls married

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped …

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by …

Assad's Syria truncated, battered _ but defiant

TARTOUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian businessmen start from scratch after their shops and factories were destroyed. Families who lost their homes struggle to …

Funeral Held for Soldier Killed in Quebec Car Attack

Mourners including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid respects in Quebec on Saturday at the second of two funerals for soldiers killed in attacks police said were carried out independently by radical recent converts to Islam.<p>Patrice Vincent, a 53-year-old warrant officer, died on Oct. 20 …

Iraqi Kurds Reinforce Kobani as U.S. Planes Pound ISIS targets

BEIRUT/ BAGHDAD — Syrian Kurds welcomed the arrival in Kobani of Iraqi Kurdish fighters with their heavy weapons, hoping they might tip the balance in the battle to defend the town against ISIS, as U.S.-led air strikes continued to bomb the ultra-hardline group in Iraq and Syria. Air strikes have …

ISIS Extremists Line Up and Execute 50: Iraqi Officials

ISIS group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.<p>The shooting happened late Friday in the village of Ras al-Maa, north of the provincial capital of Ramadi, Anbar councilman …

A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children.<p>Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off." One should read this as it is truly meant... they have been tortured and raped... their …

Iraqi Peshmerga soon to enter Kobani to fight ISIS

Kurdish fighters from Iraq will enter the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani soon to reinforce fellow Kurds who are defending against ISIS, a Peshmerga general told CNN on Tuesday.<p>"The Peshmerga have been ready for a few days, then had logistical problems, but they no longer do," Brig. Gen. …

US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for …

Maine prepared to enforce 'voluntary' quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers …

New Jersey releases nurse quarantined in Ebola scare

A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after returning from West Africa was released Monday, her attorney said.<p>Kaci Hickox, who told CNN the quarantine was violating her rights, was discharged after testing negative for Ebola.<p>Also on Monday, a 5-year-old boy who recently visited …

Australia instigates Ebola-prompted ban on travel from West Africa

In the fight against Ebola, Australia has said: No thanks.<p>Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced "strong controls" on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.<p>Telling Australia's parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was …

Ebola: Who is patient zero? Disease traced back to 2-year-old in Guinea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno.<p>Virtually no one knew the 2-year-old by name. Now the world knows him as patient zero.<p>Researchers from The New England …

Report: Man says devil made him smash 10 Commandments - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last week.<p>The man is accused of running his car on Friday into a controversial 6-foot-tall granite tablet of the biblical edicts erected …

Hillary Clinton: Corporations and businesses don’t create jobs

At a Democratic rally Friday in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement, according to The Washington Free Beacon.<p>Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage …

NY governor admits Ebola policy could be unenforceable

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted Saturday that the 21-day Ebola quarantine policy for health care workers returning from West Africa could be unenforceable.<p>The New York Daily News reported that the Democrat acknowledged that several contingencies had not yet been worked out by officials, …

Report details torture of ISIS hostages before beheadings

The four hostages known to have been beheaded earlier this year by the Islamic State militant group in Syria suffered severe physical torture before their deaths, according to a published report.<p>The New York Times says that hostages were severely beaten, starved, underwent mock executions, and were …