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Over 130,000 flee Syria for Turkey in wake of ISIS Raids


More than 130,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey from Syria in recent days, according to reports. On Monday, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said the people are fleeing attacks by Islamic State militants on their villages. However, local officials in Syria said that Kurdish militants  had blunted the militants’ advance there. For almost a week, the Islamic State also known as ...

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Emma Watson delivers powerful speech on feminism for the U.N.


Earlier this summer, Emma Watson was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. Headquarters in New York this weekend. This was to launch the ‘HeForShe’ campaign which aims to galvanize 1 billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally. Watson’s ...

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ISIS propaganda video ‘Flames of War’ shows attacks on U.S. troops


Late Tuesday, ISIS issued a thinly veiled threat to the U.S. They released a Hollywood style trailer that appears to warn of attacks against American forces. This comes in light of President Barack Obama’s pledge to “degrade and destroy” the terror group. The 52 second clip features slow-motion explosions and clips of attacks previously carried out against U.S forces. This ...

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President Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Ebola crisis worsens


On Tuesday, the United States announced that it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak. This is reportedly part of a plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, where the crisis is spiraling out of control. The U.S. response to the crisis is to be formally unveiled later by President Obama. This includes plans to build 17 ...

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Britain prime minister David Cameron makes statement on the killing of David Haines by ISIS


On Sunday, Britain prime minister David Cameron addressed the media in the latest beheading video that was released by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Saturday of British aid worker David Haines. Cameron described the beheading as an act of “pure evil.” Britain confirmed that the video showing the killing was genuine. 44-year-old Haines was seized in ...

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8 Must Have Apps for College

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College life may impose several challenges including classroom activities, tuitions, homework, and social engagements, which add to the overall chaos. And, if that’s not enough, you are hungry and looking for a nice food outlet nearby! So, how are you going to manage all this? Well, there are many students, who have been making the best use of technology and ...

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10 arrested in shooting of teen activist Malala Yousafzai


On Friday, Pakistan’s army announced that it had arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating gender equality and education for women. Army spokesman, Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said the detained men attacked Malala on orders from Mullah Fazlullah. Fazlullah is the head of ...

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Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide


Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday. He escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend and will now battle to avoid going to prison. Pistorius was also convicted of firing a pistol under the table of a packed Johannesburg restaurant. However, he was cleared of two other ...

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9/11 anniversary marked with ceremonies across the country


On Thursday, the United states paused to mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. A moment of silence and a solemn toll of a bell took place at the site where the attacks took place. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York at the Pentagon and ...

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US President Barack Obama authorizes airstrikes in Syria as part of strategy against ISIS


On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a comprehensive strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria also known as ISIS. This will include airstrikes in Syria without having to put any American combat troops on the ground. Before now, U.S. airpower was only deployed in Iraq for the sake of protecting U.S. assets and personnel ...

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