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  1. Iraqi students begin new academic yearWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:03:38 GMT
    Millions of Iraqi students have begun the new academic year a month later than scheduled because thousands of families uprooted from restive areas are sheltering in school buildings. Education Ministry spokeswoman Salama al-Hassan said Wednesday that students in areas controlled by Sunni militants in western and northern Iraq are not obliged to attend classes, but are allowed to take final exams. More...
  2. FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadisWed, 22 Oct 2014 05:15:20 GMT
    Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday. The girls -- two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend -- were reported missing after they skipped school Friday, but the families had no indication of where they might have gone, said Glenn Thompson, bureau chief of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department They were stopped at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport over the weekend by FBI agents and returned to Colorado where they were reunited with their families, FBI spokeswoman Suzie Payne said. More...
  3. Australian runaway teenager reportedly in IS videoWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:33:08 GMT
    Australian media on Tuesday widely reported a video posted on YouTube in which a speaker believed to be 17-year-old Abdullah Elmir from Bankstown in Sydney's southwest warns western leaders of the terror group's resolve. Using the name Abu Khaled, holding a rifle and dressed in military garb, he is surrounded by dozens of other male jihadists as he addresses the camera. More...
  4. American detainee released from North Korea was charged with leaving Bible at nightclubTue, 21 Oct 2014 21:40:01 GMT
    What appears to be a United States Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. More...
  5. Philip Spence attacked the three women in the Cumberland Hotel in LondonTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:43:55 GMT
    Two sisters savagely beaten as they slept with their young children in a top London hotel have told how the attack destroyed their lives - as a man was found guilty of their attempted murder. Philip Spence, 32, bludgeoned three wealthy women, who were tourists from the United Arab Emirates, with a claw hammer in the four-star Cumberland Hotel - leaving them for dead. More...
  6. Canadian soldier in apparent terror attack diesTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:49:30 GMT
    Quebec provincial police said he died early Tuesday. The soldier's name was not released at the request of the family. More...
  7. Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayedTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:07:36 GMT
    Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed. Tin Aye, chairman of the Myanmar Union Election Commission, made the announcement at a meeting with political party members in Yangon, Myanmar's main city. More...
  8. Taliban Attack Kills Four Afghan Soldiers In KabulTue, 21 Oct 2014 06:21:50 GMT
    General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said the blast occurred October 21 while troops were on their way to the ministry in Kabul. More...
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