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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.

Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

No illnesses or deaths have been attributed to the amoeba.

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

“We suspect they are in the final stages of that process,” Weintz said.

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.”

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years 

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years 

“People just want to experience things they can’t experience elsewhere,” said Genghis Cohen, owner of Machine Guns Vegas. “There’s not an action movie in the past 30 years without a machine gun.”