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U.S., allies stage 15 air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: U.S.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces again focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back Islamic State forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday. A...(more) 



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For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

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PARIS (AP) — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained...(more) 




Kevin Vickers hailed a hero for shooting dead Parliament Hill gunman

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As Canadians continued to mourn Thursday the murder of one of its soldiers, the focus was turned to Kevin Vickers, a man deemed a hero for stopping the callous terrorist attack on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill.  



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Women, children inside besieged home near Tunis

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Tunis (AFP) - At least two women and an unknown number of children were inside a home near Tunis where security forces were exchanging fire Thursday with an armed group holed there, the interior ministry said. 



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Woman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog

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MADRID (AP) — The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision. 




U.S. Marine accused of killing transgender Filipina turned over to Philippine detention

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The U.S. military handed over a Marine suspected of murdering a transgender Filipina to Philippine detention Thursday.  




SEE IT: Bear swipes GoPro camera, films selfie video on bridge

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This vain grizzly just loves a GoPro video selfie. A bear has been caught filming itself on camera — before trying to eat the gadget.  



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Kosovo foreign minister visits Serbia, says 'I'm symbol of sovereignty'

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By Ivana Sekularac BELGRADE (Reuters) - Enver Hoxhaj paid the first visit by a foreign minister of independent Kosovo to old master Serbia on Thursday and declared himself a "symbol of Kosovo sovereignty", showing how relations have evolved from open hostility to tacit co-existence. The trip,...(more) 



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China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials' influence over courts, but it made no mention of the fate of its former domestic security chief who is under investigation for corruption.  



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Canada attack stirs terror fears

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. 



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New White House fence jumper caught by Secret Service

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Another man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night. He barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs and Secret Service took him down.          



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Tanzania to vote on new constitution in April 2015

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Tanzania will hold a referendum in April 2015 on a new constitution, the government has announced, a move rejected by the opposition, who said Thursday that the drafting process ignored it. The opposition is angry because the draft constitution makes few major changes to the structure...(more) 



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