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The Galveston County Daily News : World

August 27, 2014

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Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria.

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UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 6:01 pm

ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days.

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Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.

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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza.

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Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 6:01 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.

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US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse.

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EU to beef up border agency to deal with migrants
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm

ROME (AP) — The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project.

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IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.

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Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: report
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 4:02 pm

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the criminals slaughtering the country's elephants, a rights group alleges.

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