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Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings

Acting on recently received information, soldiers from Israel's special forces raided a building in the West Bank where the two men had been hiding early this morning.
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Why Does The U.S. Like Iraq's Kurds But Not Syria's?

The U.S. urgently needs allies on the ground in Syria. Yet it has given no sign that it's willing to work with Kurdish militias who are already fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.
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ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

In the second of a promised "lecture series," freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments "are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria."
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Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi's Jammed Traffic

Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.
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As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention

Multiple crises could be difficult for diplomats to make priorities with so many key issues at stake: the Ebola crisis, terrorism in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine — just to name a few.
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Islamic State Targets Hit In Syria, Pentagon Says

The U.S. and its allies expanded the assault against the Islamic State. The Pentagon says targets inside Syria were hit for the first time. The attacks are focused on ISIS assets around Raqqa.
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Yemen Appears To Be On The Brink Of Sectarian War

Even after a deal was reached to create a new government, fighting raged between the rebels and Sunni militants. Audie Cornish talks to Iona Craig, who is reporting from Sanaa for The Times of London.
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U.S., Allies Hit islamic State Targets In Syria

The Pentagon says Islamic State targets in Syria were pounded using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk sea-based missiles. We examine the regional impact of the strikes on ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.
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Treasury Announces Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

They're meant to discourage tax inversions by U.S. corporations. Inversions take place when a company merges with a foreign partner and re-incorporates overseas as a way to avoid U.S. taxes.
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Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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