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Mar 3, 2015

Boko Haram posts video showing execution of two men for spying

Boko Haram posted a video showing two men who were beheaded after they were accused of spying on the Nigerian Islamist militants. The victims are shown being dragged before masked gunmen in the six-minute video “Harvest Of Spies.” The outdoor video, which could not ...

Mar 3, 2015

Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

Twitter Inc. and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network’s co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. Islamic State supporters, in online posts on Sunday, called for attacks against ...

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

Mar 2, 2015

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: U.N.

More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in Ukraine last April, the U.N. rights chief said Monday, decrying a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure.” The U.N.’s ninth report on the situation in violence-wracked Ukraine paints a bleak picture of ...

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Mar 2, 2015

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group’s main strongholds. “Security forces are advancing on three main fronts towards Tikrit, Ad-Dawr ...

Boston bombing jury faces one major question: another death?

Mar 2, 2015

Boston bombing jury faces one major question: another death?

From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty. Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing ...

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

Mar 2, 2015

Rival Yemeni camps dig in as Iran flights begin arriving

An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen’s Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unraveling country are entrenching their positions. The first direct flight ...