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Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine With 295 Aboard

Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine With 295 Aboard

Source: Doug Stanglin / USA Today A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 people aboard crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border after reportedly being hit by a missile, according to an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry. Malaysia Airlines confirmed on its Facebook page that Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact […]

NBA Stars Take Heat For Posting Palestine Messages To Social Media

NBA Stars Take Heat For Posting Palestine Messages To Social Media

Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite In addition to pop icon Rihanna causing a stir this week with a quickly-deleted #FreePalestine tweet, several pro-basketball stars have landed in hot water for Palestine-related messages they’ve posted to social media. Over the weekend, New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire posted to Instagram an image of a Palestinian boy and a Jewish boy […]

Pres. Obama Seeks $3.7B To Stem Tide Of Kids Crossing Border

Pres. Obama Seeks $3.7B To Stem Tide Of Kids Crossing Border

Source: Alan Gomez / USA Today As thousands of children continue streaming across the nation’s southwest border, the White House asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion to improve security along the border, provide better housing for the children while they’re in custody and to speed up their deportation proceedings. The White House also wants to increase […]

63 Abducted Females Escape Extremists In Nigeria

63 Abducted Females Escape Extremists In Nigeria

Source: AP / USA Today MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped. Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of another mass abduction from three villages in the northeast on June 22. Small-scale kidnappings by Boko Haram extremists had been going […]

Pres. Obama Plans To Send Up To 300 Military Advisers To Iraq

Pres. Obama Plans To Send Up To 300 Military Advisers To Iraq

Source: David Jackson / USA Today WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday he is planning to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help retrain Iraqi security forces as they battle an insurgent invasion. “Armed forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” Obama said in a White House announcement. After a […]

Black Flag Of ISIS Militants Hangs Over Iraq Refinery

Black Flag Of ISIS Militants Hangs Over Iraq Refinery

Source: Colleen Curry / ABC News The flag of ISIS was pictured flying above Iraq’s biggest oil refinery today, an image that suggested the Sunni militant group had taken control of the refinery in their quest to take control of the country. The image at the Baiji refinery was taken from a video obtained by the […]

48 Killed In Terror Attack On Kenya Town, Police Say

48 Killed In Terror Attack On Kenya Town, Police Say

Source: ABC News Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as […]

Nigerian Defense Chief Says Abducted Girls Located, Fears Using Military Force

Nigerian Defense Chief Says Abducted Girls Located, Fears Using Military Force

Source: AP / theGrio ABUJA, Nigeria  — Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defense said Monday. Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticized military that Nigerian troops can save […]

Villagers Strike Back Against Extremist Islamic Militants

Villagers Strike Back Against Extremist Islamic Militants

Source: AP / CBS News BAUCHI, Nigeria – Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates killed and arrested scores of the extremist Islamic militants that were suspected of planning to launch an attack, the residents and a security official said. The attack on members of the group that holds hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls comes amid the creation […]

Boko Haram: “We Will Never Release Them Until Our Brethren Are Released”

Boko Haram: “We Will Never Release Them Until Our Brethren Are Released”

Source: Tucker Reals / CBS News A video distributed Monday shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram saying he is willing to trade more than 200 kidnapped teenage girls for imprisoned members of his group, and offered the first evidence that most of the girls are still alive. The video, which was obtained by the French […]

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