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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Vatican City (AFP) - Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday failed to reach a consensus on opening the Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays after a special synod on the family, in a blow to Pope Francis. A preliminary report on Monday, widely reported in Italian media, made waves around the world by suggesting that the ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Independent: Isis fighters have reportedly executed a 17-year-old boy and left his body on display on a cross in Syria. Pictures being shared online show a banner attached to the teenager’s chest saying the boy has been crucified for taking photos of Isis military bases, as well as receiving “500 Turkish lira” for ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: The Canadian government will begin shipping an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. Canada said on Saturday that the vaccine could possibly be used in the West African countries severely hit by the outbreak, the Associated Press reports. The government will send shipments to WHO in Geneva, which ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

[Editor's Note: This story was originally published by on Oct. 4, 2004.] (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE DAILY MAIL: Pilots on a holiday jet were left stunned when a 'flying man' whizzed past their aircraft at 3,500 feet. The mystery man flew within 100 metres of the plane and left the pilots baffled as to how he was moving through the air, as neither could see a canopy suspending him. There ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

A woman on Wednesday at the site of a suicide car bombing that happened Tuesday in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya neighborhood. Excerpted from The New York Times: Islamic State militants are still dominating the fight in Iraq’s crucial Anbar Province weeks into the American air campaign, as the Iraqi military has struggled to go on the offensive and ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from The BBC: Nigeria's military says it has agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram - and that the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released. Nigeria's chief of defence staff, Alex Badeh, announced the truce. Boko Haram has not made a public statement. The group has been fighting an insurgency since 2009, with ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from RT: Airports in Russia will be equipped with extra facilities to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, the government's press service reported on Friday. Over a thousand African students are already under special medical control. Cabinet discussed the Ebola outbreak with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday. As the result of the meeting, Russian ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air. The group, which has seized land in ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE DAILY BEAST: Turkey is now allowing the U.S. to launch unmanned aircraft to fly over Syria. But so far, traditional warplanes are out of the question. Send in the drones. But keep the manned aircraft at home. That’s the message from the Turkish government to the U.S.-led coalition bombing ISIS and other extremists in Syria. Despite some ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state television says two Russian warships have left a northern Iranian port after the two countries held a joint, three-day naval exercise in the Caspian Sea. Thursday's report on the TV's website quoted Iranian Adm. Afshin Rezaei Haddad, who is Iran's navy commander in the Caspian Sea, as saying that the ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation. Officials credit ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WFB: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised increased support for Palestinian terrorists and urged them to stockpile arms in anticipation of a new war on Israel, according to public comments made Thursday following his meeting with members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group. “Fighting the Zionist regime [Israel] is a war of destiny,” ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The leader of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued an order Wednesday to immediately bar entry to travelers coming from three West African nations overwhelmed with Ebola epidemics. Prime Minister Kenny Anthony announced that all visitors from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are prohibited from entering St. Lucia until further ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Thirteen-year-old Dillyar cannot get the image of his cousin being beheaded out of his mind. The pair were fleeing Kobane and running down a street when Islamic State fighters blocked their exit. Dillyar managed to slip through their grasp but his cousin Mohammed, 20, was seized, and gave a blood-curdling scream ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FREE BEACON: A Chechen jihadist is emerging as a key Islamic State military commander credited with a series of recent military gains in central Iraq that has left the capital of Baghdad increasingly vulnerable to attack. Abu Umar al Shishani, a former Republic of Georgia soldier turned jihadist, conducted what security analysts are calling brilliant battlefield ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Members of the 'No Surrender' biker gang are fighting against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq (AFP Photo/Olaf Kraak) The Hague (AFP) - The Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling the Islamic State group in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. "Joining a foreign armed force ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BERLIN – A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. It released no further details and did not answer ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

GENEVA (AP) — The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had estimated the ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

View of the blazing Municipal Palace in Protesters torched part of the government headquarters of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero amid demonstrations demanding the return of 43 students missing since an attack by gang-linked police (AFP Photo/Yuri Cortez) Riot police take positions after students set the Municipal Palace on fire in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, on ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Small groups of Syrians are hunting down Islamic State fighters in one of their main strongholds in eastern Syria in a new guerrilla campaign that has emerged as a response to the Islamists' growing brutality. The main aim is to generate fear in Islamic State's ranks, said the head of "White Shroud" ...

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Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: ran’s president said Monday that the country is certain to reach a deal with the West over its nuclear program. He also said he thought that such a deal would happen by late November. "A nuclear settlement is certain," President Hassan Rouhani said on a live television broadcast, according to Reuters. Representatives from ...

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Oct 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

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