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Pentagon: death of al Shabaab leader in U.S. strike would be major blow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, but if confirmed the militant's death would represent a "very significant" blow to the group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby told a Pentagon briefing that the U.S. special operations strike conducted on Monday involved manned and unmanned aircraft #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #Entertainment #facebook #India #Italy #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom

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Iran dramatically shifts Iraq policy to confront Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - As pressure built up for Nouri al Maliki to step down from the prime minister post in Iraq last month, Iran, his most ardent supporter stayed surprisingly silent as top Iranian officials worked to get him out. Similarly, when the United States, regularly denounced as the Great Satan by officials in Iran, began bombing inside Iraq last month, Tehran stayed quiet. This marked shift in Iran’s approach to Iraq is a response to the gains of Islamic State, the militant group which has torn across Iraqi territory and come within striking distance of the Iranian border. #Arabic #China #Entertainment #France #India #Italy #Japan #Middle East #opinion #United States

32 mins ago

Islamic state issues video of beheading of US hostage

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. #Business #China #Economy #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom #United States

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Video purporting to show beheading of U.S. hostage likely authentic – U.S. sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be authentic although U.S. officials have yet to formally confirm its validity, sources familiar with the matter said. American officials said U.S #Argentina #Entertainment #facebook #France #India #Japan #markets #Russia

Sep 3, 2014

Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai-security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said. Two were killed by a roadside bomb and the others were shot as they tried to flee, the security sources said. Security sources said earlier that the attack killed 10 soldiers #Economy #facebook #France #India #Italy #markets #Technology #United Kingdom

Sep 3, 2014

Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armoured columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favour of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. #Argentina #Brazil #european #facebook #India #Italy #Latin America #markets #United States

Sep 3, 2014

EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armoured columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favour of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a major port. #airport #Arabic #Brazil #Italy #Mexico #opinion #Russia #russian #Ukraine

Sep 2, 2014

Relatives of captured Iraqi soldiers storm parliament – witnesses

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 100 relatives of Iraqi soldiers captured by Islamic State fighters broke into parliament armed with sticks, metal bars and stones on Tuesday to demand news of them, witnesses said. #Argentina #Brazil #facebook #Italy #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom

Sep 2, 2014

Victims of Nazi "euthanasia" killings commemorated in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 300,000 people with physical or mental disabilities who were killed under Nazi Germany's "euthanasia" programme because their lives were deemed unworthy were commemorated on Tuesday with the opening of a memorial in Berlin. #Argentina #Brazil #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

Sep 2, 2014

Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Four United Nations soldiers were killed on Tuesday and a further 15 were wounded when the convoy they were traveling in struck a landmine in an area of northern Mali where attacks are on the rise, a spokesman for the country's U.N. #Arabic #Entertainment #France #India #Italy #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #United States