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Gay Syrians tell of fear of ISIS persecution 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:19:46 EST 
    There have been at least six cases of Syrians being thrown from high buildings or beheaded by ISIS because of their perceived sexual orientation. But there may be many more cases.

Boko Haram and ISIS: Planning an alliance? 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:33:39 EST 
    They share an apocalyptic "end-of-days" vision and now there are signs that Boko Haram may be edging towards a pledge of allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Iran says Netanyahu speech is fear-mongering 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:16:19 EST 
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters are trying to create "an atmosphere of hysteria" and "fear-mongering," the Iranian foreign minister says.

Troubled history of U.S. envoy's alleged attacker 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:50:26 EST 
    The suspect behind the knife attack on the American ambassador to South Korea often blames the U.S. for tensions in the Korean peninsula.

Palestinian refugee condemns conditions 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:25:53 EST 
    CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the hopeless situation of 18 Palestinian families living in a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq.

North Korea applauds knife attack 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:13:57 EST 
    North Korea says an attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul, Mark Lippert, reflects "anti-U.S. sentiment" in South Korea.

More Americans joining ISIS 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:44:37 EST 
    One is a 21-year-old California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS. Another, a 17-year-old Virginia student charged with helping recruit for the radical Islamist group.

Survivor: Tsarnaev 'is a nobody' 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:41:06 EST 
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory, who lost her leg in the April 15, 2013, attack, saw her attacker in person for the first time Wednesday, on the first day of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

Indonesia rejects Bali 9 swap offer 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:17:00 EST 
    Following a candlelight vigil in Canberra, the Australian government said it had made a last-ditch attempt to save two Australians on death row by proposing a prisoner swap with Indonesia.

Oldest 'human' jawbone found 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:56:13 EST 
    With the discovery of a gray, fossilized jawbone in a remote corner of Ethiopia, a student at Arizona State University may have changed our understanding of our earliest ancestors.

'Seinfeld' actor dies 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:39:43 EST 
    Daniel von Bargen, the talented character actor perhaps best known for playing George Costanza's imbecilic boss Mr. Kruger during the last season of Seinfeld, has died. He was 64.

Dog shot, tied to rail tracks 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:42:22 EST 
    Cabela's not a cat, but the young pit bull mix apparently had a few lives to spare.

Why UK needs more female spies 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:46:23 EST 
    Britain needs more women as spies -- and it could do worse than look to recruit them on popular parenting website Mumsnet.

Poll: Walker, Bush lead GOP field 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:30:01 EST 
    Govs. Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are locked in a dead heat as the favorites for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll.

China increases military budget 
  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:09:27 EST 
    China says its military budget will increase by 10.1% in 2015, the latest in a series of increases that will close the gap with the U.S. on defense spending.
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