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Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

The mass killing of Syrian soldiers is part of a stepped up campaign by Islamic State militants targeting President Bashar Assad’s forces.

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

“The hand from behind is becoming more and more overt now,” Brig. Gen. Nico Tak said at NATO’s military headquarters, adding that Russia’s ultimate aim was to stave off defeat for the separatists and turn eastern Ukraine into a “frozen conflict” that would destabilize the country indefinitely.

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria as a possible precursor for airstrikes against Islamic State targets there. U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the group cannot be defeated “without addressing that side of the organization which resides in Syria.”

Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

“Tim Hortons is iconic in terms of Canada and I wouldn’t like to see that diluted,” said Daraius Bharucha, a 46-year old teacher from Ajax, Ontario, and a customer since he immigrated to Canada from India 21 years ago.

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

“It is necessary to move toward an end to the blockade and a demilitarization of the territory,” he said, indicating that international supervision could help pave the way for a return of Hamas’ rival, the Palestinian Authority, to Gaza.

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

“I think that’s completely unacceptable,” said the agency’s emergency operations director, Dr. Bruce Aylward.

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

Scientists dig into Ebola’s deadly genes for clues

“You had this huge burst after it looked like the outbreak was starting to die down,” Gire said. “It sort of threw a wrench in the response.”

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week 

WASHINGTON | Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s …

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

Iceland’s Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast Vatnajokull glacier on Wednesday.

Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

Referring to Ebola, the airline said, “Measures in place at airports there “guarantee … that no passengers presenting symptoms … can board.”