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We don’t have a strategy yet, Obama on hunting ISIS in Syria

Barack Obama
As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.

43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights

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Syrian armed groups, some of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and surrounded 81 others, the UN said.

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Libya's interim government resigns under pressure

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Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced late on Thursday it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.

Pak police file murder case against PM Sharif

Ex-Pak prime minister Nawaz Sharif
Pakistani police on Thursday finally registered a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz, key cabinet members and senior officials for their role in the killing of 14 supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri in Lahore, meeting a major demand of the fiery cleric.

Ukraine leader, after losses, says situation 'difficult but controllable'

Ex-Pak prime minister Nawaz Sharif
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking on Thursday after the army lost a key town to separatists, said the situation in the conflict zone in the east was 'extraordinarily difficult... but controllable', Interfax news agency reported.

Russian troops are ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine conflict

Kalashnikov assault rifle
Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet master.

'Russians' among rebels advancing in east Ukraine

Crimea, Ukraine, Army
Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

Ebola
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1,500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

Armed pro-Russian separatists
The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having 'outright lied' about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.

Indian-American woman charged with infanticide in US

A 33-year-old Indian-American woman, accused of neglect in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a restaurant trash bin, has also been charged with foeticide in the US.

Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000, says UN

Ebola virus
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Nigeria confirms Ebola death in oil city of Port Harcourt

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Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating a patient who had contact with the Liberian-American man who brought the virus to Nigeria, and who died in a Lagos hospital on July 25.

IS executes dozens of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

Islamic State fighters have executed 'dozens' of Syrian soldiers fleeing Tabqa military airport in the north, a monitor said Thursday, with the jihadists boasting on Twitter they had killed 200 troops.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

Dengue fever victim
Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.
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