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Britain Considering Arming, Training Kurdish Forces - Cameron

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Britain said on Thursday it was considering arming Kurdish forces but Prime Minister David Cameron signaled he would not sanction U.K. airstrikes against Islamic State militants before a new Iraqi government is in place.

Taliban Militants Attack Afghan Government Compound

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Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan government compound in the eastern town of Ghazni killing at least 10 people, according to reports.  

Ukraine And Rebels To Seek Peace Plan, Ceasefire On Friday

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five month war in Ukraine's east.

Indian States On Alert After Al Qaeda Announces Local Wing

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India put several provinces on heightened alert on Thursday after Al Qaeda announced the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighborhood, a senior government official said.

MH17 Crash Investigation Team To Publish Preliminary Finding

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Dutch authorities leading an international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine plan to publish a preliminary report next week.

Obama And Cameron Call On NATO To Confront ISIS

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President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain have called on NATO to reject “isolationist” impulses and confront the rising terrorist threat posed by Sunni militants in the Middle East, saying the United States and Britain “will not be cowed by barbaric killers.”    

Iraq: ISIS Leader’s Top Aide Killed In Air Strike

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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has lost his aide after a strike on the ISIS-held city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, the Iraqi defense ministry said Thursday.    

Dalai Lama Denied South Africa Visa For Nobel Summit

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The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry to South Africa, where he was scheduled to attend the 14th world summit of Nobel peace laureates, his representative has said.

 

Over 50 Feared Dead As Bus Plunges Into Gorge In India

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At least 50 people were feared killed when flood waters swept a bus carrying a wedding party into a gorge in the mountainous Indian state of Kashmir on Thursday.    

French President's Ex-girlfriend Reveals Intimate Details In New Book

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Valerie Trierweiler, ex-partner of French President Francois Hollande, settles some scores in a new book detailing their relationship.

Attack On Somali Islamist Leader Seen Triggering Power Struggle

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A hail of U.S. missiles aimed at the leader of Somalia's al Shabaab militants may have left a gaping hole in the group's leadership, potentially the biggest challenge to its unity since it emerged as a fighting force eight years ago.

Afghan Militants May Join ISIS Says Their Commander

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The link-up could pose a renewed threat to an already fragile Afghanistan

Brazil's Maternal Milk Banks Model For Globe

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Thirty years ago, poor Brazilian women were paid to give away their breast milk, leaving their children at risk of malnourishment. Equipment at the few milk collection centers that existed was so costly it limited the country's ability to expand the program's reach.

New Test Can Diagnose Type 2 Diabetes Years Earlier Than Current Tests

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A test that could diagnose diabetes years earlier than the current method is being developed by scientists.

Al Qaeda Launches New Branch In India

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Al Qaeda has expanded into the Indian subcontinent, the leader of the terror group said in a video statement released Thursday, with a regional group that he vowed would bring Islamic law to the region and 'wage jihad against its enemies.'

Libyan Military Jet Crashed In Tobruk

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A Libyan military jet has crashed in the eastern city of Tobruk, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people. 

The Highest Paid TV Actresses Of 2014

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No. 1: Sofia Vergara Vergara, 41, continues her streak as the top earning TV actress – three years running -- in large part due to her business savvy – the Colombia native secured endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders and AT&T, among others. She also has a 12-year contract with K-Mart and a fragrance, movie roles and, of course, a reportedly $325K per episode take-home for Modern Family. Off-camera, the talent management and entertainment-marketing firm she co-founded, Latin World Entertainment, is launching a Spanish-language tech news site. Combining all of her various ventures together, and Vergara out-earns FORBES’ second highest paid actress by more than $20 million.

Lesotho's Prime Minister Returns Home

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Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has returned home after fleeing the mountain kingdom to neighbouring South Africa on Saturday.

British Ebola Patient Discharged From Hospital

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A British nurse who contracted Ebola in West Africa has fully recovered and was discharged on Wednesday, the Royal Free Hospital in London said.

Somalia Government Offers Amnesty To Al-Shabbab Extremists

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Somalia's government said on Wednesday it was offering amnesty to fighters with al-Shabab, the Islamic extremist group whose leader was targeted Monday night in a U.S. airstrike.