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US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month, as Kurdish fighters prepared to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane.
  • Canadian Parliament attacked, soldier killed by gunman

    At least one gunman entered Canada's parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators.
  • Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia

    Albania's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week's dispute over a soccer match ...
  • Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students

    Mexico has ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.

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Africa

Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others Liberia health workers to go on strike over Ebola danger pay 18 dead, 20 missing after boat sinks off Guinea Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda French national taken in Algeria, group claims kidnapping

Middle East

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis U.S. reports 12 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33

Europe

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia Russian prosecutors detain four more suspects in Total CEO plane crash NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea Ukraine says goodbye Lenin as Communists face poll wipeout Turkey says US can use air bases for IS fight Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Asia - Pacific

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained Clashes as masked men rush Hong Kong protest barricades North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source U.S. sees North Korean leader's absence, talks as tactical Hong Kong protests face test of stamina as city returns to work Hong Kong student leaders urge protesters to regroup in heart of city

US & Canada

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria Canadian Parliament attacked, soldier killed by gunman FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis

Latin America & Caribbean

Mexico mayor accused of ordering attack on missing students Brazilian poll shows Rousseff gaining momentum as election nears Bolivia's Morales claims re-election victory

South Asia

Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, one civilian dead World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

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Russian prosecutors detain four more suspects in Total CEO plane crash

Russian prosecutors have detained four more Moscow airport workers over a plane crash which killed the CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie, the country's Investigative Committee said on Thursday. Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

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Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.The 17-minute video, made public on ...

Iranians 'released' from jail for making 'Happy' fan video

Police in Iran have released six people who were arrested for posting a video online of them dancing to US pop-star Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy ...

Thailand army declares martial law

Source: Reuters and agencies / IBTimesThailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests wh ...

Turkish mine explosion leaves scores dead

At least 201 people were killed and hundreds more remained trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish provi ...

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Late last week, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) held its 10th summit in Milan, Italy. The event involved 51 nations from the two continents plus t ...

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