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Anti-Terrorism Raid in Belgium Kills Two Suspected Jihadists

January 15, 2015 Police in Verviers, Belgium, say that two suspected terrorists have been killed and a third wounded, following an anti-terror operation that ended in a shootout. Several other people have also been arrested. No police officers were injured. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports that the operation began as an "inspection" of suspected...

A Dramatic End to the French Hostage Standoff

January 9, 2015 Update: At least three hostage takers, including the two main suspects in the Paris massacre this week, have been killed following a simultaneous police operation on both hostage locations. Amazing @AFP photo apparently of hostages at #Paris supermarket siege being carried away. All app alive #c4news pic.twitter.com/u9eIZVG0xE — Thom Walker...

Manhunt Underway for Paris Attackers

January 8, 2015 More than 24 hours after committing a deadly massacre in Paris, two armed gunmen remain on the loose as French police continue their furious manhunt for the suspects. On Wednesday, police identified two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, as the prime suspects in the murder of 12 people at the...

The Taliban Massacres Students in Pakistan

December 16, 2014 A group of Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Northern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 145 people, most of them students under the age of 15. More than 180 others were injured. Police say the siege, which lasted about eight hours, is now over, with all of the terrorists...

Has Russia Invaded Ukraine Again?

November 7, 2014 Ukraine's government says a new convoy of Russian tanks and trucks—some 60 vehicles in all—crossed over the border between the two countries on Thursday, raising fears of a new wave of fighting in the eastern regions of the country. The incursion, which has not been independently confirmed by journalists in...

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A Second Texas Healthcare Worker Has Ebola

October 15, 2014 State health officials in Texas announced on Wednesday morning that a second healthcare worker who treated the U.S.'s first Ebola victim, has now been diagnosed with the disease. On Monday, a 26-year-old nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was identified as the first person to actually contract Ebola on...

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New Book Claims CIA Guards Were Told to Stand Down During Benghazi Attack

September 5, 2014 In a new book about the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a group of American commandos who were tasked with guarding the compound claim they were ordered to stand down during the attack, preventing them from rescuing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others who were trapped inside. The...

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British Intelligence Reportedly IDs James Foley's Executioner

August 25, 2014 Intelligence officials from Britain's MI5 and MI6 agencies say they know the identity of "Jihad John," the man responsible for the beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to reports from news outlets in the U.K. Fox News also says American officials have corroborated those reports. According to The Times...

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Autopsy Report Says Michael Brown Shot Twice in the Head

August 18, 2014 An autopsy report conducted at the request of Michael Brown's family shows that he was shot six times — four in the right arm and twice in the head — with all shots coming from the front of his body. The autopsy was the second of three that will be...

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Police Just Missed a Chance to Stop the LAX Shooter at His Home

November 4, 2013 Police in Los Angeles were tipped off that there might be a problem with the man who shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration agent at Los Angeles International Airport last week, but arrived at his house too late to intercept him. According to reports given by U.S. Rep. Michael...

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