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ISIS Militants Attack Syrian Town Near Turkish Border

Posted: 10/05/2014 - ISIS shelled a beleaguered Syrian Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, sending smoke billowing into the sky as Kurdish militiamen scrambled to repel the extremists' offensive.

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Bombing Kills 5 Police Officers In Chechnya

Posted: 10/05/2014 - State-run news says that officers were operating metal detectors outside of a concert hall. It was not clear whether the bomber survived the explosion.

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Haitian Leader Jean Claude Duvalier Dies at 63

Posted: 10/04/2014 - "Baby Doc" Duvalier was the son of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, the Haitian dictator who promoted "Noirisme," to highlight Haiti's African roots over its European ones.

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Marine Presumed Dead In Persian Gulf

Updated: 10/07/2014 - A U.S. Marine who ejected from an airplane over the Persian Gulf is "presumed lost at sea," the U.S. Navy said Thursday.

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Cell Phones And Umbrellas: Protesting Hong Kong-Style

Posted: 09/29/2014 - Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters are able to organize themselves at a lightning pace older generations of activists could have only dreamed of.

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9 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Donetsk Fighting

Posted: 09/29/2014 - Nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed by tank fire Monday at the airport in the flashpoint city of Donetsk, according to the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Information Center.

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Yemen Bombing Kills 7

Posted: 09/28/2014 - A bomb exploded near Houthi-controlled hospital. At least seven were killed in the explosion. The blast comes a week after a U.N.-brokered peace agreement.

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Kenyan Dennis Kimetto Sets New World Marathon Record

Posted: 09/28/2014 - Kenyan Dennis Kimetto breaks world marathon record in Berlin. Kimetto is the first man to break the two hours three minute barrier. This breaks the previous record set by Wilson Kipsang which was also set in Berlin.

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Chinese Restaurant Serves Noodles Laced With Opium Poppy

Updated: 10/07/2014 - A Chinese noodle vendor in northern Shaanxi province has been detained for 10 days after admitting he added powdered poppy plant — from which opium is made --- to his dishes to keep customers coming back, Chinese media has reported.

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Round Two Of U. S. Led Airstrikes Launched In Syria

Updated: 09/23/2014 - The Pentagon continues to fly reconnaissance missions over Syria, a day after it launched the first of what officials say will be many airstrikes against Islamic extremists there.

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Alarming Rise In Ebola Cases Is Projected

Posted: 09/23/2014 - The CDC says that unless efforts are ramped up quickly, the disease could infect up to 1.4 million people by mid-January in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Sierra Leone Ebola Lockdown

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola.

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