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Austria's Social Democrat Party Wants Its Gnomes Back

The BBC reports that on Saturday more than 400 garden gnomes were stolen from an Austrian town, where they were holding election campaign signs while tied to lampposts.
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U.S. Weighs Its Option Dealing With Islamist Militants

The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants. The Islamic State controls parts of Iraq and Syria. How much can the U.S. really accomplish with airstrikes?
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U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

Peter Theo Curtis was released by Jabhat al-Nusra, known as the Nusra Front. Last week, American journalist James Foley was beheaded in Syria by the group which now calls itself the Islamic State.
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Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Apartment Building

Weekend airstrikes severely damaged several buildings in Gaza. On Sunday, an apartment tower in Gaza City was brought down. Israeli officials say Hamas had an operations room in the building.
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U.N. Appointee Examining Gaza War Criticized For Anti-Israel Remarks

The U.N. Human Rights Council named William Schabas to lead a fact-finding mission to determine whether Israel or Hamas committed war crimes. David Greene talks to Schabas about the group's mandate.
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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.
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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.
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With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.
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Al-Qaida's Syrian Affiliate Frees U.S. Journalist Held Since 2012

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.
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British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

Peter Westmacott says that British officials, using sophisticated voice analysis, are close to identifying the Islamic State militant who beheaded the U.S. journalist.

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