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Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS – Fox News

Islamic State militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning several small villages in northeast Syria, an activist group and relatives said Tuesday. Around dawn Monday, the extremist fighters swept through the Assyrian villages nestled along the banks of the Khabur River near the town of Tal Tamr […]

Gunman, eight others killed during shooting at Czech cafe – Los Angeles Times

A gunman opened fire inside a restaurant in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, killing eight people before turning the weapon on himself, local media and officials said. lRelated Europe Denmark gunman didn’t appear to have terrorist ties, premier says See all related The fatal attack took place around lunchtime in the quiet town of Uhersky […]

US jury awards Israel attack victims over $218m in PLO trial – Ynetnews

Court sketches from PLO trial in NY (Photo: Jane Rosenberg)

A US jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218 million for providing material support to terrorists, a victory for Americans suing over attacks in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago.   Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter   The verdict […]

American Missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped in Nigeria – NBCNews.com

Armed men kidnapped an American missionary from a school in Nigeria and have demanded the equivalent of almost $300,000 for her safe return, Nigerian police said Tuesday. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary with the Free Methodist Church in Seattle, was […]

Missing teenagers have crossed into Syria, Met Police say – BBC News

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No new bombing for CF-18s in Iraq, concern grows whether Iraqis can retake … – Ottawa Citizen

It’s still quiet on the CF-18 front in Iraq, at least for now. The Canadian Forces doesn’t have any new updates on bombing runs. Feb. 13 was the last one (at least publicly released) with the jets leading other coalition fighter planes in an attack on a building suspected of being used by ISIL to […]

Al Shabab Calls for ‘Westgate’-Style Attack in US, Canada and UK – NBCNews.com

LONDON — Terrorist group al Shabab released a video Saturday calling for attacks on shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The video, released by the Somalia-based group’s official media wing, calls for attacks in the style of al […]

Turkish Military Evacuates Soldiers Guarding Tomb in Syria – New York Times

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Kiev points finger at Russia after two killed in blast – Reuters

KHARKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least two people were killed on Sunday when a blast struck a crowd at a pro-Ukrainian rally far from eastern Ukraine’s war zone, and Kiev said it had arrested suspects who had been armed and instructed in Russia. Ukrainian authorities fear violence could spread from two rebellious provinces to other […]

At Least 43 Killed As Overcrowded Ferry Capsizes in Latest Bangladeshi River … – VICE News

An overcrowded river ferry in Bangladesh capsized Sunday after colliding with a cargo vessel, killing at least 43 people in the latest in a string of disasters on the country’s waterways this year. At least 20 people were still missing late Sunday night after the crash, and a crowd gathered on the shore of the […]

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