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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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Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups.

21 Oct 2014

United States welcomes release of jailed Vietnam blogger

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Tuesday welcomed Vietnam's decision to release jailed blogger Nguyen Van Hai, who staged a hunger strike to protest treatment of political prisoners, and said he was set to travel to the United States.

21 Oct 2014

U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said. | Video

21 Oct 2014

Japan's Suga: Will send Japanese officials to North Korea next week

TOKYO - Japan will send officials to North Korea to hold meetings Oct. 28-29 for an update on the reclusive country's investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago to train spies, Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

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