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Brother Of James Foley Says United States ‘Could Have Done More’

Brother Of James Foley Says United States ‘Could Have Done More’

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times A brother of slain American journalist James Foley said Friday the U.S. government could have done more to help him escape the militant gro ...

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Storm Predicted To Become Tropical Depression But Miss U.S. Coast

Storm Predicted To Become Tropical Depression But Miss U.S. Coast

By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- A storm system cruising across the Atlantic and dumping heavy rain is expected to become a tropical depression over the weekend. Th ...

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Jihadist Captors Sent Taunting Letter To Foley Family: Employer

Jihadist Captors Sent Taunting Letter To Foley Family: Employer

Washington (AFP) -- Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of hi ...

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New N. Korean Rocket Launch Site Near Completion: Think-Tank

New N. Korean Rocket Launch Site Near Completion: Think-Tank

Seoul (AFP) -- North Korea will be able to test longer-range rockets at its new launch site before the end of this year, a U.S. think-tank has said. A major construction program h ...

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Russia Must ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Convoy From Ukraine: United States

Russia Must ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Convoy From Ukraine: United States

Washington (AFP) -- The United States on Friday demanded Russia "immediately" withdraw an aid convoy of vehicles from Ukraine and warned of further international sanctions if Mosc ...

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Iraq Presses Anti-Jihadist Push As United States Eyes Syria Ops

Iraq Presses Anti-Jihadist Push As United States Eyes Syria Ops

By Shwan Mohammed Sulaimaniyah (Iraq) (AFP) -- Iraqi forces battled militants northeast of Baghdad Friday, as Washington said a powerful jihadist group was "beyond anything" it ha ...

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U.S. Embassy Worker Undaunted By Taliban Attack, Injuries

U.S. Embassy Worker Undaunted By Taliban Attack, Injuries

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan -- Lying in a ditch, his head throbbing from the bomb blast, Abbas Kamwand wiggled his toes. He was shocked to discover t ...

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WHO: Magnitude Of Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

WHO: Magnitude Of Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

dpa GENEVA -- The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives in their homes, the World Health Organization said Fri ...

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Kiev Accuses Russia Of ‘Invasion’ As Aid Convoy Crosses Border

Kiev Accuses Russia Of ‘Invasion’ As Aid Convoy Crosses Border

By Nikolaus Von Twickel, dpa MOSCOW (dpa) -- A huge Russian aid convoy entered Ukraine without an escort from the Red Cross on Friday, provoking talk of an "invasion" in Kiev. Som ...

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Thai Military Coup Leader Bestowed Role Of Civilian Prime Minister

Thai Military Coup Leader Bestowed Role Of Civilian Prime Minister

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislator ...

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