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James Foley: Islamic State militants 'behead reporter'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102496_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524621711_d01ccce9673e4505a5d90d6c60edab29<p><b>The Islamic State (IS) has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in …

Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law.<p>It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it.<p>Bettel and his partner, architect Gauthier Destenay, probably will …

Europe

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.<p>Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly at …

Outrage over Isis beheading of US journalist James Foley – live updates

Here’s a summary of the main developments:<p><b>Militants from Islamic State (Isis) claimed to have killed an American journalist long held captive in Syria in retaliation for ongoing US air strikes against its forces in Iraq.</b> A propaganda video showed a masked Isis fighter beheading a kneeling man …

Hamas: Israel Airstrike Kills Military Chief's Wife, Daughter

Hamas said Wednesday that an Israeli airstrike hit the home of its military chief in Gaza, killing his wife and two-year-old daughter. Israel's bombardment of the region resumed Tuesday after militants in the coastal strip launched rockets hours before a cease-fire was due to expire. A senior Hamas …

Neighbors joined ISIS slaughter, Yazidi says

In an exodus of almost biblical proportions, thousands trudge across a river to escape killers belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.<p>Entire families carry nothing but the clothes on their backs. Some are barefoot.<p>Jamal Jamir, a 23-year-old university student from Sinjar, told …

Barack Obama: The siege of Mount Sinjar in Iraq has been 'broken'

Barack Obama says that US air strikes have helped "break" the siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq and save thousands of lives<p>President Barack Obama said last night that the siege of thousands of desperate refugees trapped by Islamic State extremists in Iraq has been "broken" after it emerged the …

Britain ready to supply weapons directly to Kurdish forces in Iraq

Britain is prepared to supply weapons directly to Kurdish forces fighting jihadists from the Islamic State (Isis) in northern Iraq, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have agreed at an emergency Cobra meeting.<p>In a significant intensification of British involvement in the Iraq crisis, the foreign …

Iraq crisis: thousands escape Islamic State extremists on Sinjar, mountain of death

US President Barack Obama says aid drops on Mount Sinjar, in northern Iraq, will stop as plight of refugees trapped by Islamic State eases<p>Barack Obama has said that the siege of thousands of desperate refugees trapped by Islamic State extremists in Iraq has been “broken”, after it emerged on …