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We must take war to Syria to beat Islamic State, says General Dannatt – The Times (subscription)

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Popular News Today by


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We must take war to Syria to beat Islamic State, says General Dannatt
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Senior western diplomats and military leaders are urging President Obama and David Cameron to open negotiations with President Assad of Syria over defeating the Islamic State.

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Pope Francis calls parents of James Foley – New York Daily News

Posted on the August 22nd, 2014 under Popular News Today by

Pope Francis calls parents of James Foley
New York Daily News
Moved by the grisly images of James Foley's murder, Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the slain journalist's parents in a heartfelt phone call.

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Retaken Mosul dam still volatile – Stuff.co.nz

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Retaken Mosul dam still volatile
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Peshmerga fighters walk on Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Thursday, after recapturing it with the help of US airstrikes. mosul dam.

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Why the United States Should Never Pay a Ransom – Slate Magazine

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Why the United States Should Never Pay a Ransom
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Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images President Obama speaks in response to the beheading of James Foley, at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Aug. 20, 2014.

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French journalist partly IDs James Foley’s killer – New York Daily News

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New York Daily News
French journalist partly IDs James Foley's killer
New York Daily News
Before they cut off his head, they treated him like a whipping boy. James Foley – brave until the end – was subjected to beatings and psychological torture with mock executions before he was butchered by his Islamic State captors, it was revealed Thursday.

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James Foley killing: ISIS remains ‘long-term threat,’ Chuck Hagel says – CBC.ca

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James Foley killing: ISIS remains 'long-term threat,' Chuck Hagel says
CBC.ca
The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at ISIS extremists and fuelling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks.

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Despite ISIS Horror, Lawmakers Stay Wary of US Military Expansion – New York Times

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Despite ISIS Horror, Lawmakers Stay Wary of US Military Expansion
New York Times
The president gave a statement on the beheading of an American journalist by militants in Syria in which he denounced the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and vowed to stay on course in Iraq.

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