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Sotloff family aware of 'horrific tragedy', says spokesperson

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Sotloff family aware of 'horrific tragedy', says spokesperson

Washington: A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.In a two-sentence statement on...


Sotloff beheading: Barack Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq

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Sotloff beheading: Barack Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff in the Iraqi capital, the White House said.The announce...

Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

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Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

ROTHERHAM England (Reuters) - Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the...

Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

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Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"

ROTHERHAM England (Reuters) - Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the...

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

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Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

Beirut: Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as US airst...

Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing "terrorist" raids

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Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing "terrorist" raids

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday....

Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

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Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk...