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Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops – monitor

Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops – monitor

Aug 28, – News of the killings comes as US President Barack Obama is reportedly weighing air strikes on IS positions in Syria and coming closer to greenlighting a mission to aid Shiite Turkmen trapped in an Iraqi town by the jihadists. Islamic State jihadists have executed more then 160 fleeing Syrian soldiers, a monitoring […]

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Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates – WHO

Aug 28, – The epidemic in the region, the deadliest since the disease was first discovered in 1976, has killed nearly as many people as all the previous known outbreaks combined. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, […]

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Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

Aug 28, – Al Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate rebel groups who had launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were “holding ground” despite the heavy bombardment, according to a source in the Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, whose fighters were involved in the fighting. Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near […]

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Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Aug 27, – The Sunni militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating control over large areas and establishing order by imposing harsh sharia law, the U.N. said in its latest report. The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and […]

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Why are so many Britons fighting for ISIS?

Why are so many Britons fighting for ISIS?

Aug 27, – British citizens are doing the same. One is suspected in the murder of an American journalist. It is not just American citizens fighting along the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the extremist group known as ISIS. CBS News looked at how Britain became a center for terrorist recruitment. At home in […]

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U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

U.N. agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in conflict zones

Aug 27, – The plans were announced at the conclusion of a two-day meeting by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) special task force on flights in conflict zones, which has been given the complex task of addressing risks to airliners in conflict zones. The United Nations’ civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects […]

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Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

Gaza ceasefire takes effect as Palestinians celebrate

Aug 26, – Minutes before the Egyptian-brokered truce began at 1600 GMT (12.00 noon EDT), a rocket fired by Palestinian militants killed one person in an Israeli kibbutz, or collective farm, near the Gaza border, police said. A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into […]

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Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

Aug 26, – In the past, the military has hit targets in high-rises in pinpoint strikes, but left the buildings standing. However, since Saturday, it has toppled or destroyed five towers and shopping complexes in an apparent new tactic aimed at increasing pressure on the Hamas militant group. Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with […]

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UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

Aug 25, – David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations has appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region. The UN’s new pointman on Ebola said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could […]

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Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

June 06, – ‘Holistic’ program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study foundLife with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a “holistic” program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for […]

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