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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again


BAGHDAD - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. | Video

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U.S. may expand training role of Iraq military advisers

WASHINGTON - Any Iraqi request for more American military advisers or trainers to help the country's security forces fight Islamic State militants would be considered, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, Iraq 8:04pm EDT

Canada police talked to militant suspect, couldn't stop attack


SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU Quebec - Canadian police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected militant as he was leaving the country, took away his passport and talked to him several times but had no chance of preventing him from killing a soldier. | Video

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Factbox: Canadian links to militant plots or attacks

- A suspected radicalized Islamic convert in Quebec on Monday drove over a Canadian soldier, who died of his injuries.

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Canada police met several times with militant who killed soldier

MONTREAL - Canadian police met several times with a suspected militant who ran over and killed a soldier a day earlier, most recently on Oct. 9, but did not have enough evidence to charge him at that time.

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Personal woes plagued Canadian who killed soldier: records, lawyer

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU Quebec - A Canadian convert to Islam shot dead by police in Quebec after running over and killing a soldier with his car had launched a custody case for his young son only three days earlier, court records show.

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Canada raises terrorism threat level, cites Islamist chatter

OTTAWA - Canada has raised its terrorism threat level to medium from low because of a rise in "general chatter" from radical groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda, a government official said on Tuesday.

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North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle


WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White House said on Tuesday.

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U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports


NEW YORK - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

U.S., Health, Africa 7:51pm EDT

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.