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A Year Later, Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Gone, But Siege Remains

The Damascus suburb hit by a deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago remains surrounded by Syrian government forces who are still trying to squeeze the rebels out.
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The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola

The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick, most likely with Ebola. The world was deeply touched. And hoped for a miracle. But his story has a sad end.
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GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the efforts to win his release.
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Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a May putsch against the country's democratically elected government, was approved unanimously by a hand-picked legislature.
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Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike

The militant group says three military leaders were killed in the strike in the Gaza Strip. Also, a Hamas official appeared to confirm its involvement in the killings that sparked the latest conflict.
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U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.
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Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup

New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg was forced to leave Afghanistan after officials called one of his recent stories a threat to national security.
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Hamas Says Israeli Airstrike Killed 3 Senior Commanders

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Shin Bet, the country's domestic security service, for intelligence that set up Thursday's attack.
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Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver

The incident comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the stand up motor device.
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As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy

Ukraine's army has been gaining ground against pro-Russian separatists. But details are difficult to pin down. They are now trading accusations over an alleged attack against a civilian convoy.

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