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Updated 2 hours ago
U.S. faces tough options in Iraq, Syria
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will consider airstrikes in Syria if needed in the battle against the Islamic State terrorists who beheaded an American journalist.

Published 6 hours ago
Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on mosque
BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during prayers today, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said.

Updated 6 hours ago
4 white lion cubs born at German circus
BERLIN — A circus in Germany is celebrating the birth of four rare white lion cubs.

Published 6 hours ago
Islamic State backers under scrutiny in U.S.
NEW YORK — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.

Updated 7 hours ago
Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases
ABUJA, Nigeria  — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said today.

Published 8 hours ago
Russian convoy is a 'direct invasion'
DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine today without Kiev’s approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government’s stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a “direct invasion.”

Updated 10 hours ago
Hamas kills 11 alleged informers for Israel
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — Hamas said it shot dead 11 suspected informants for Israel today, a day after an Israeli airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip killed three top Hamas military commanders.

Published 10 hours ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Published 19 hours ago
Malaysia to receive bodies from M17 crash
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.

Published 21 hours ago
Students protest on streets of Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile  — Student protesters fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons used during a march through the Chilean capital Thursday, but no injuries or arrests were reported.