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U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.
  • FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis

    Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.
  • North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

    North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.
  • NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

    NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

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Africa

Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others Liberia health workers to go on strike over Ebola danger pay 18 dead, 20 missing after boat sinks off Guinea Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

Middle East

U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33 Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight Donors pledge $2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction

Europe

NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea Ukraine says goodbye Lenin as Communists face poll wipeout Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize British warplanes return from Iraq without bombing Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of bossing world around

Asia - Pacific

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained Clashes as masked men rush Hong Kong protest barricades North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source U.S. sees North Korean leader's absence, talks as tactical Hong Kong protests face test of stamina as city returns to work Hong Kong student leaders urge protesters to regroup in heart of city

US & Canada

FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained Washington Post former editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Latin America & Caribbean

Brazilian poll shows Rousseff gaining momentum as election nears Bolivia's Morales claims re-election victory Brazil's Rousseff to face pro-business Neves in election runoff

South Asia

Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, one civilian dead World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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