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IS militants executing people of all ages in Syrian town, residents flee to Turkey

Sep 23, 2014

IS militants executing people of all ages in Syrian town, residents flee to Turkey

Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 1,00,000 and was likely to go much higher. #Yahoo! #Syria #terror #Turkey #Iraq #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #militants #Kurds #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt #Erdogan #IS #Mass killings #ISIslamic State #Turkish president #Kurdish area
Mexico to free Cubans found at sea, give them residency  official

Sep 23, 2014

Mexico to free Cubans found at sea, give them residency official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Mexico will free 14 Cuban migrants rescued by its navy this month and will give them permanent residency, a Mexican immigration official said on Monday. The Cubans were intercepted off the Yucatan peninsula badly sunburned and dehydrated after three weeks adrift at sea, and Mexico's government said they would likely be deported. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Highprofile New York event highlights Clinton's 'elite' image

Sep 23, 2014

Highprofile New York event highlights Clinton's 'elite' image

NEW YORK (Reuters) When Hillary Clinton rubs shoulders with financial executives and philanthropic giants at the Clinton Global Initiative's meeting this week, it will underscore the tension between her elite connections and populist image likely to feature in her expected 2016 presidential campaign. Seen by liberal critics as a close ally of the global elite, she will have to appeal to middle class voters after facing criticism this summer that she is out of touch #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks  U.S. jury

Sep 23, 2014

Arab Bank found liable over Hamas attacks U.S. jury

NEW YORK (Reuters) A U.S. jury said on Monday Arab Bank Plc provided material support to Hamas, and must therefore compensate the victims of two dozen attacks the Islamic militant group allegedly carried out in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed less than two days to deliberate, following a sixweek trial in Brooklyn federal court that lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #typeof-registered
U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

Sep 21, 2014

U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its U.N. ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical Sunni Muslim group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East. #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #cnt
Ghani named Afghan Presidentelect after deal to end election dispute

Sep 21, 2014

Ghani named Afghan Presidentelect after deal to end election dispute

KABUL (Reuters) Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's presidentelect on Sunday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation as most foreign troops prepare to leave. The announcement withheld the final election numbers, apparently as part of the political deal between Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who claimed the process was rigged against him. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

Sep 21, 2014

Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. "A material negotiation is totally out of the question ... #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
French mostly favour military involvement in Iraq  poll

Sep 21, 2014

French mostly favour military involvement in Iraq poll

PARIS (Reuters) The majority of French favour military intervention against Islamic State militants in Iraq, according to an Ifop poll carried out for French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. The survey showed 59 percent of the 952 people interviewed supported international intervention, whilst 53 percent were in favour of French military involvement. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

Sep 21, 2014

Wife of Alan Henning, Briton held by Islamic State, pleads for his release

MANCHESTER (Reuters) Alan Henning, a volunteer British aid worker being held by Islamic State (IS) militants, should be released unharmed, his wife said in a statement issued a week after his captors threatened to murder him. Henning, 47, was part of an aid convoy taking medical supplies to a hospital in northwest Syria in December last year when it was stopped by gunmen and he was abducted. He appeared in a video released by IS last week, which showed the murder of another Briton, David Haines. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered
SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

Sep 21, 2014

SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208foot (63meter) tall booster, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, bolted off its seaside launch pad at 1:52 a.m. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered