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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. AP

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

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In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter patrols near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Boosted by two days of US airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country’s largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama tells lawmakers Iraq strikes in US interest

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US President Barack Obama told Congress on Sunday that the “limited” airstrikes he has authorized on Iraq to retake its largest dam from militants protected US interests there.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fresh violence erupts in riot-hit US town

In this Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, a man holds a sign in front of a group of police officers to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer a week earlier in Ferguson, Missouri. Fresh violence in the riot-hit US town left one person shot and seven people arrested Sunday as authorities ordered a second autopsy on slain teenager.  AP PHOTO/CHARLIE RIEDEL

Fresh violence in the riot-hit US town of Ferguson left one person shot and seven people arrested Sunday as authorities ordered a second autopsy on an unarmed black teenager gunned down by police.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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