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Syria-linked militants release Lebanese soldier: sources, media

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants have released a Lebanese soldier they seized last month from a town at the border with Syria where they have clashed with the Lebanese army, security sources and state media said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear why the soldier,...(more) 



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Some financial firms moving to back-up sites amid Hong Kong protest fears

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By Michelle Price and Stephen Aldred HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some banks and other financial firms have begun moving staff to back-up premises on the outskirts of Hong Kong to prevent growing unrest in the financial hub from disrupting trading and other critical functions, two business...(more) 




British Home Secretary warns ISIS could get nukes, attack West

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Top British official Theresa May said ISIS terrorists could become a nuclear threat and attack the West, and emphasized that the country “must not flinch” in the face of fear.  



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Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack

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At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul. 



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Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation — or indeed whether he's...(more) 



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Fourteen of 57 missing Mexican students found alive

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Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico) (AFP) - Fourteen of 57 students who vanished after deadly shootings in southern Mexico have turned up alive but relatives feared for those still missing as authorities search for them. 



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Indonesia inaugurates parliament likely to curb Widodo's reforms

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By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia inaugurated a new, opposition-dominated parliament on Wednesday, one that is expected to obstruct incoming president Joko Widodo's ambitious reforms for Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Widodo, the popular former governor of the capital, Jakarta, narrowly won an election in July,...(more) 



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Factbox: Fractured mosaic of North Africa's militant groups

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Egyptian security officials have offered military training to pro-government forces in Libya, citing what they said was a growing regional threat from Islamist militants. North Africa is one of the main sources of jihadi fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq. Several splinter groups...(more) 



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Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites Islamic State threat

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbor. The offer was the latest sign of intervention by...(more) 




Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Current and former U.S. officials say the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria. And it's also operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and...(more) 




Brooklyn teacher accused of twisted sex acts with teen girls

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The disgusting debauchery of Sean Shaynak, 44, (center) came to light after the Brooklyn Technical High School math and physics teacher was charged in August with sending a penis picture to a 16-year-old student.  




Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq - PM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions. The United States has been bombing...(more) 



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