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Obama Authorizes Targeted Strikes In Iraq

U.S. military aircraft dropped humanitarian supplies to thousands of Iraqis trapped on a mountain by militants from the Islamic State. President Obama authorized airstrikes if they become necessary.
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Turkey's Presidential Election Not Immune From Neighboring Turmoil

Turks vote Sunday in their first direct presidential election. The vote's backdrop is the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. David Greene talks to Milliyet columnist Asli Aydintasbas.
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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.
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Amid Ebola's Spread, One Rule Reigns: 'Don't Touch'

Numbers from the World Health Organization put Sierra Leone at the top of the list for cases of Ebola. Yusuf Mackery explains what's being done to prevent infection and raise public awareness.
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Russia Retaliates For Western Sanctions With Ban On Food Imports

Russia reacted to Western economic sanctions by imposing a yearlong ban on U.S. and European food products. Moscow also made clear it's still considering other measures.
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At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S.

The world's newest country has been roiled by ethnic and political clashes, as well as famine. The U.S. and other African heads of state are pressing the country's president to make peace with rebels.
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Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak continues to spread, affected nations are imposing drastic new measures to try to contain the infection.
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Militants Sweep Through Iraq's North, Mobilizing Exodus Of Refugees

After a week of fighting and conflicting accounts, militants with the Islamic State have reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam. The development spells danger for much of Iraq's civilian population.
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With Gazans' Eyes On Cairo, Hamas Hopes For Leverage

War's toll on Gaza has been brutal, claiming civilians' lives and leveling buildings. But Hamas and many Gazans say the conflict was necessary, because they had run out of options in negotiating. If Palestinians come away with concessions after peace talks in Egypt, many think the damage will all have been worthwhile.
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Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims

The Khmer Rouge terrified Cambodia when the group ruled the country in the 1970s. On Thursday, the two most senior surviving leaders of the regime received life sentences for crimes against humanity.

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