World News World News en-us Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10:46 GMT Synapse CMS 10 144 25 Spider Burrows Into Man's Stomach World News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 6:02:43 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Spider Burrows Into Man's Stomach

AUSTRALIA - An Australian man returned home from a vacation in Bali with a spider in his stomach.

The tiny creature burrowed through a small appendix scar and traveled up Dylan Maxwell's torso, leaving a red, scar-like trail from his navel to his chest.

It survived there for three days.

"What the heck, I was just mind-blown," said Maxwell. "I couldn't have really believed that in my wildest dreams."

While in Bali, Maxwell said he visited a local medical center and was prescribed an antihistamine for an insect bite.

"A very searing, hot searing burning sensation," said Maxwell. "It was like nothing that I've felt before."

After returning to Australia, doctors removed the tropical visitor by making a small incision in his naval and pulling it out.

Maxwell's friends now call him "Spiderman''.


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What's at Stake in Iran Nuclear Talks? World News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 5:03:45 AM What's at Stake in Iran Nuclear Talks?

VIENNA (AP) - An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration's grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential threat to Israel and the Middle East and reintegrating Iran into the world community.

But reaching a deal is no easy matter. And as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry plunges back into talks Wednesday with Iran's foreign minister, many challenges beset the diplomacy.

Iran is maintaining a tough line on much of the nuclear infrastructure that it says is for peaceful energy production, but which world powers worry may be designed to develop atomic weapons. President Barack Obama's negotiators are offering the Iranians permanent relief from economic sanctions, yet are struggling to convince an unruly U.S. Congress to cooperate.

With impatience rising in both countries, a Nov. 24 deadline for an accord looms. Washington and Tehran each have spoken vaguely about a second extension of the talks in four months. Neither side wants the alternatives: fast-developing Iranian nuclear advances, more crippling U.S. economic pressure and, with Israel vowing to stop Iran by any means, maybe even a new Mideast war.



After more than a decade of stop-and-go negotiations, diplomacy with Iran heated up after last year's election of moderate-leaning President Hassan Rouhani.

Within months of Rouhani taking office, Iran and world powers reached an interim agreement imposing strict limits on Iran's enrichment of uranium and halting work on a heavy water reactor that would potentially produce plutonium. Both materials can be used in nuclear warheads.

In exchange, the U.S. granted Iran eased trading conditions and access to funds frozen in foreign accounts - some $7 billion in combined relief.

The plan was for a permanent deal by late July. But the U.S., its five negotiating partners - Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia - and Iran failed to build on the early promise of the talks. The deadline was pushed back a further four months.



Iran has won tacit acceptance of its biggest priority: recognition of its right to enrich uranium.

After years of demanding an end to all such activity, the U.S. and its partners now speak only of limiting the amount of centrifuges Iran can have in operation and the amount of material Iran can stockpile for enrichment. A compromise could be to cut the number of centrifuges in half from their current level of about 9,000. Other technical safeguards also are being considered.

The interim deal's stepped-up monitoring of Iran's nuclear activity would surely be continued, and likely expanded. Negotiators have spoken of creative options for redesigning Iran's heavy water reactor project so it cannot produce plutonium.

The United States has promised to scrap its "nuclear-related" sanctions on Iran in the event of a deal. Those could include global restrictions on Iranian oil, banking and manufactured trade.

A final pact would lock in place the conditions for each side for several years, though the Americans and their partners are pushing for a longer duration than the Iranians.



The devil of any deal is in the details. Fearful the Iranians could inch toward weapons production despite the nuclear restrictions, Washington will be looking for as many safeguards as possible.

Iran needs to know what economic measures the U.S. will lift from an overlapping set of sanctions targeting the nuclear program as well as Iran's human rights record, alleged terror links and development of ballistic missile technology.

Domestic pressures in Tehran and Washington could prove deal-breakers.

Any pact needs the blessing of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose support has been ambiguous. Other Iranian hardliners have strenuously objected to any concessions.

Obama, meanwhile, needs Congress to agree to permanently scrap any sanctions. Opposition runs deep among Republican and Democratic hawks. And a potential Republican takeover of the Senate in 2015 could make significant U.S. concessions more difficult.



Asked about the deadline in Paris on Tuesday, Kerry wouldn't make a prediction. "I don't believe it's out of reach but we have some tough issues to resolve," he said.

One of his key partners, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, was more optimistic. "I'm sure a compromise is possible," he said. Still, he said the deadline was "not sacred."

Iran's Rouhani said this week he believed a deal "can be achieved."

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US Marine Detained in Strangulation Death of Transgender Woman World News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 5:17:19 AM US Marine Detained in Strangulation Death of Transgender Woman

PHILIPPINES - A US Marine is being investigated after the apparent strangulation death of a transgender woman in the Philippines.

No charges have been filed, but the Marine was being held, Monday, on a US Warship.

The State Department identified the victim as Jeffrey Laude -- also known as Jennifer.

Marine Corps Times reports the body was found shortly before midnight, Saturday, with signs of strangulation.

One Marine has been detained.

The newspaper reports three other Marines are also being held, having been identified as potential witnesses.


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Oscar Pistorius Arrives For Second Day of Sentencing World News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 4:41:42 AM Oscar Pistorius Arrives For Second Day of Sentencing

SOUTH AFRICA - Oscar Pistorius returned to court in Pretoria for a second day of sentencing proceedings on Tuesday, after being convicted last month of killing his girlfriend.

Judge Thokozile Masipa began hearing testimony on Monday before deciding what sentence the double-amputee Olympic athlete should serve.

Pistorius was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeve Steenkamp, but convicted of a lesser charge of culpable homicide, or killing Steenkamp through negligence.

It has a wide range of possible sentences in South Africa, from a fine and no prison time to as much as 15 years in jail.


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3rd UN Worker Flown for Ebola Treatment Dies World News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 4:32:21 AM 3rd UN Worker Flown for Ebola Treatment Dies

GERMANY - A German hospital said on Tuesday that an international member of the United Nations' medical team who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures".

The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig on Tuesday said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the virus.

The hospital released no further details.

The man tested positive for Ebola on 6 October, prompting Liberia's UN peacekeeping mission to place 41 staff members who had possibly been in contact with him under "close medical observation."

The infected worker arrived in Leipzig for treatment on 9 October, and was put into a special isolation unit at the Leipzig hospital.

The man was the third Ebola patient to be flown to Germany for treatment.

The first patient, a Senegalese man infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, was brought to a Hamburg hospital in late August for treatment.

The man was released on 3 October after recovering and returned to his home country, the hospital said.

Another patient, a Ugandan man who worked for an Italian aid group in West Africa, is undergoing treatment in a Frankfurt hospital.


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Oscar Pistorius Sentencing Begins World News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 5:12:55 AM Oscar Pistorius Sentencing Begins

SOUTH AFRICA - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost the woman he said he loved as well as his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist called by his lawyers testified on Monday at the beginning of his sentencing.

Dr. Lore Hartzenberg gave the testimony ahead of the runner's sentencing for culpable homicide, and it was almost immediately characterised by the chief prosecutor as unbalanced.

Hartzenberg said the double-amputee runner had sometimes cried, retched, perspired and paced up and down during meetings in which she tried to assist him.

"We are left with a broken man who has lost everything," Hartzenberg said during her testimony.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel criticised her findings, saying Pistorius would likely have the chance to rebuild his life.

The testimony was part of an effort by the runner's legal team to persuade Judge Thokozile Masipa that Pistorius has suffered emotionally and materially for what he said was an accident and that he is remorseful.

The team hopes the judge will be lenient when she sentences Pistorius after what is expected to be about a week of legal argument and testimony.

Pistorius, once a celebrated athlete who ran in the 2012 Olympics, was charged with premeditated murder but Masipa instead found him guilty last month of the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

Sentences for that conviction can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to as many as 15 years in prison.


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Kim Absence at Major Event Raises Health Questions World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 5:19:50 PM Associated Press Kim Absence at Major Event Raises Health Questions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday, further increasing speculation that something is amiss with the authoritarian leader who hasn't been seen publicly in more than a month.

North Korea's propaganda machine conveyed the no-show to the world in its typical murky and indirect fashion - a state media dispatch that excluded Kim's name from a list of senior government, military and party officials who paid their respects at an event marking the party's 69th anniversary.

Indications that Kim remains firmly in power were evident, however. His name appeared on a flower basket placed before statues of his father and grandfather, both of whom also ruled North Korea, and an earlier dispatch said the might of the party "is growing stronger under the seasoned guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un."

State media haven't shown Kim, who is thought to be 31, performing his customary public duties since he attended a concert Sept. 3. He had been walking with a limp and was more overweight than usual in images that were broadcast before that. An official documentary from late last month described him as dealing with "discomfort," which led to international speculation that he may be ill.

A group of South Korean activists, meanwhile, marked Friday's anniversary by releasing anti-North Korean propaganda balloons across the border. North Korea responded later with machine-gun fire, and several of the bullets fell south of the border near a military base and a residential area, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said.

He said South Korea then fired 40 rounds from machine guns. North Korea then opened fire with rifles, which South Korean soldiers responded to in kind, he said. There were no reports of damage or injuries, but the exchange of fire was a reminder of the bitter rivals' animosity despite recent glimmers of trust building.

Much of what happens in North Korea's inner circles is hidden from the eyes of outsiders and even average North Koreans. This leaves media in South Korea and elsewhere to speculate, sometimes wildly, about what's really happening. Some reports say Kim could have gout, diabetes or other ailments, with much of the speculation based on that single reference in the documentary and unidentified sources speaking to South Korean media.

South Korean officials are playing down the speculation.

In Seoul, Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong Cheol told reporters Friday that Kim appears to be in charge of key affairs. Lim noted that a high-level North Korean delegation conveyed his greetings to South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a surprise visit to South Korea last week that had raised hopes for better ties between the countries. Lim said North Korea's state media has continuously reported about Kim's leadership.

North Korea has said nothing publicly about Kim's absence. It is not his first break from the media spotlight - he wasn't seen publicly for about three weeks in 2012, South Korean officials say - and a senior North Korean official on last week's visit to the South told a South Korean official that Kim was fine.

Without the extended absence, Kim's nonattendance Friday would not be all that unusual. Such anniversaries generally have more weight in landmark years. A high-profile celebration, for example, is expected for next year's 70th anniversary of the ruling party.

Because North Korea has publicly acknowledging Kim's "discomfort," many analysts believe that he's unlikely to be suffering from anything particularly serious. When his father, Kim Jong Il, suffered major health problems late in his life, state media said nothing. Kim Jong Il was believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008, and his death on Dec. 17, 2011, was not announced for two days.

But each day the younger Kim is absent only adds to the speculation. He missed a meeting of parliament late last month and a gathering this week marking his late father's election as ruling party head. Kim also was not seen in North Korean media reports greeting the athletes who returned from the Asian Games in the South, although they received a lavish reception and heavy media coverage.


Associated Press writers Hyung-jin Kim in Seoul and Eric Talmadge in Tokyo contributed to this report.

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Killings Force Change in Focus for Mexico Leader World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 5:13:37 PM Associated Press Killings Force Change in Focus for Mexico Leader

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Since taking office nearly two years ago, President Enrique Pena Nieto has sought to project an image of Mexico on the move, beating back chronic drug violence and pressing ahead with historic constitutional and economic reforms, even offering to contribute soldiers to UN peacekeeping missions in other parts of the globe.

The problem is that, back home, Mexico's grotesque cycle of violence continues, with soldiers and police implicated in recent atrocities. Pena Nieto's determination to focus on Mexico's moment has been derailed by Mexico's mess.

International human rights groups are calling an alleged massacre of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico this year a test case for the president, and the world is demanding answers in the disappearance of 43 college students, who are feared buried in mass graves discovered since they vanished Sept. 26 following a clash with police.

Pena Nieto addressed the violence twice this week as everyone from outraged Mexicans to the United Nations and the U.S. State Department called for a full accounting in both mass killings.

He said he has exhorted his security Cabinet to step up the investigation.

"This tarnishes the collective national effort we have to truly turn Mexico into a country of greater progress and development," he said, referring to the disappearance of the 43 students from a teachers college.

Until now, Pena Nieto had left security to his interior minister as the administration restricted the release of information and played down drug-related crime.

The macabre headlines probably are not what Pena Nieto was hoping for during a period in which his security forces nabbed two top drug traffickers and the president was awarded the Global Citizen Award by a U.S. think tank. In the case of the missing students, many of the bodies in the mass grave were burned. One victim of the police violence had his skin peeled from his skull. More than two dozen local police have been arrested in the case.

"It has become increasingly evident that in the process of not allowing this single issue to hijack this administration, he has made the mistake of ignoring it altogether," said Tony Payan, director of the Mexico Center at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Pena Nieto took office vowing to change the narrative after his predecessor's bloody war on drugs, portraying Mexico as ready to lead and as fertile ground for foreign investment. His administration has pushed through reforms to the education system, changed the tax code and opened the energy sector to more foreign investment, among other achievements. He can also point to a string of high-profile drug arrests including that of Juarez cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, whose capture was announced Thursday, and Hector Beltran Leyva, who was apprehended last week while eating fish tacos in a central Mexico seafood restaurant.

But the taking down of capos also has grim side effects. As major drug organizations were dismantled under Pena Nieto's predecessor, smaller and often more-violent bands have taken their place, causing a spike in crimes such as kidnapping and extortion. The students in the southern state of Guerrero allegedly went missing at the hands of corrupt police working with the Guerreros Unidos, which was born out of the breakup of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva cartel.

The mayor of Iguala, where the students disappeared, is on the run amid accusations that he and his wife were linked to the drug gang and to killings, allegations that date back at least to last year.

Some are calling this the biggest crisis so far for Pena Nieto's administration, a watershed moment similar to scandals decades ago that led to the establishment of the National Human Rights Commission and the dismantling of a government organization for political spying.

Pena Nieto on Thursday called on all levels of government to do their jobs and coordinate in fighting violence.

"This is a moment for new ideas, not just telling us to all to behave well," Milenio newspaper columnist Carlos Puig wrote Friday about Pena Nieto's response so far. "It's time for something much more serious than just 'coordination.'"

So far, there don't seem to be many new ideas.

"The objective is to keep everything under the rug, but it doesn't work for very long," said Erubiel Tirado, a security expert with the Iberoamerican University.

It now appears that federal and state officials have known for some time about the drug-cartel ties of Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca, who has been pictured with Pena Nieto and several of his Cabinet members.

And the government version of what happened during a June 30 confrontation between soldiers and suspected gang members keeps evolving, ever since a witness described it to the media as an extrajudicial massacre. The witness, who has not given her name for fear of reprisals, said 21 of the 22 were killed after surrendering.

The army originally said all 22 died during a fierce gunbattle with troops, but the story changed in recent weeks to pin the killings on three rogue solders now charged with murder.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam on Friday said that the majority of the alleged criminals killed that day had already died in a shootout, but that at least eight were still alive when three soldiers finished them off.

He said the witness now confirms the government's version. She is not available for comment.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners Announced World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:24:07 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Nobel Peace Prize Winners Announced

NBC - The Nobel Peace Prize winners of 2014 have just been announced, and one of the winners is only 17.

Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize.

The teenage girl was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen two years ago for campaigning for girl's education.

The other winner, Kailash Satyarthi, is a 60-year-old Indian child rights activist.

The committee said the pair won the prize for their struggle against the suppression of children.

Almost three-hundred people were nominated for the prize, including Pope Francis.


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Chinese Government Calls Off Talks With Protesters World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:18:30 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Chinese Government Calls Off Talks With Protesters

CHINA - The talks that were hoping to end the pro-democracy protests in China have been called of this morning.

Those talks were scheduled to happen today, but now the government is saying they won't be happening any time soon.

As a result, student leaders are now vowing not to retreat from the streets they've been occupying for nearly two weeks now.

Protesters are demanding that their current leader resigns, and that the government takes steps toward democracy, not away.

Political experts worry that if those talks don't happen soon, this protest could become dangerous.


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Activist Using Balloons To Make Political Statement World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:16:33 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Activist Using Balloons To Make Political Statement

SOUTH KOREA - South Korean activists are making a political statement this morning by sending huge balloons filled with fliers into the air.

These aren't any ordinary balloons, either. They're actually filled with educational information, protesting the North Korean government.

Ten balloons were launched containing leaflets, $1,000 U.S. Dollars, 400 DVDs, and 300 books. All the items are meant to show the life of freedom in South Korea.

The protesters hope the balloons will drift across the border into the reclusive state and reach the isolated people.

The balloons are being released this morning, because today is the anniversary of the founding of North Korea's government.


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Dangerous Smog Enveloping Northern China World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:15:38 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Dangerous Smog Enveloping Northern China

CHINA - Dangerous smog is continuing to surround the northern parts of China this morning, putting the country on high alert.

This is the third day the smog has surrounded the area.

Now, China is raising its alert for air pollution to orange, which is the second-highest level.

The government is advising people to avoid going outside for any long period of time, especially elderly people and those with heart conditions.

The concentration of the smog particles is at 18-times the level that the World Health Organization claims is safe to breathe.

Environmental experts are saying the heavy pollution is caused by the enormous use of coal in the country, for things like electricity and fuel.


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Cure For Diabetes Found Using Embryonic Stem Cells World News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 7:09:12 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Cure For Diabetes Found Using Embryonic Stem Cells

UNITED STATES - Harvard researchers say they've found a cure for Type 1 Diabetes using embryonic stem cells.

With the embryonic stem cells, researchers said they are able to produce cells that make insulin.

They've been producing these cells, which they claim are behaving normally, in massive quantities.

President Obama lifted the ban on stem cell research almost five years ago, promising he would make up for any ground lost by his predecessor.

Researchers said they hope to start testing the cells in people within just a few years.


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6 in Madrid Hospital for Ebola Observation World News Thu, 9 Oct 2014 4:13:44 AM 6 in Madrid Hospital for Ebola Observation

MADRID (AP) - Two doctors who treated a Spanish nursing assistant diagnosed with Ebola have been admitted to a Madrid hospital for precautionary observation, bringing to six the number being monitored at the center, health officials said Thursday.

A spokeswoman for the Carlos III hospital said neither of the doctors, nor the woman's husband - who is also under observation - has shown Ebola symptoms.

The doctors tended the nurse, Teresa Romero, before she was diagnosed as having Ebola on Monday. Two other nurses in quarantine are awaiting tests for the virus.

Romero is the first person known to have caught the disease outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. She is in stable condition without fever.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with hospital regulations.

Ebola has killed at least 3,800 people in West Africa with no signs of abating. The presidents of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the countries hardest hit in the outbreak, are appealing to the World Bank on Thursday for more help for their nations.

In Germany, a man infected in Liberia arrived Thursday at a hospital in Germany for treatment - the third Ebola patient to be flown to the country.

The St. Georg Hospital in Leipzig said the man, who works for the United Nations in Liberia and whose name wasn't given, will be treated in a special isolation unit.

A Ugandan doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone is currently being treated at a hospital in Frankfurt. A Senegalese scientist who was infected while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, has recovered and was discharged last week from a hospital in Hamburg.

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, died Wednesday in Dallas. Five major U.S. airports plan to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease by checking their temperatures on arrival.


Geir Moulson in Berlin contributed to this report.

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Temple Mount Riots On Sukkot World News Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:31:29 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Temple Mount Riots On Sukkot

JERUSALEM - Dozens of masked Palestinians are causing chaos this morning at Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

The Temple Mount was opened to visitors this morning, when rioters jumped out and began throwing bricks and shooting fireworks at police.

Those protesters had set up barricades to keep people from getting inside.

Israeli police said they've been able to get those barricades down.

At least three police officers have been hurt in the attack and are being treated for their injuries.

This attack comes on the first day of Sukkot, which is a very solemn holiday for the Jewish people.


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Thousands of Photos Cover Buildings And Streets In Mexico World News Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:29:05 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Thousands of Photos Cover Buildings And Streets In Mexico

MEXICO - Hundreds of protesters are marching in Mexico right now to protest the disappearance of dozens of students.

Protesters, many of them classmates of the missing, are covering the city with pictures of those students.

Thousands of photos are being places across all over the state capitol building, including on cars in the parking lot.

Right now, Mexican federal officials are accusing police officers for the disappearances.

They say they conspired with a gang to carry out an attack on the students.

Over twenty police officers have been charged with homicide in that attack.

Federal police are on their way to the capitol to keep order during the protest and to help investigate the case.

Families are still looking for those missing students.


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Deadly Protests Against ISIS In Turkey World News Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:26:56 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Deadly Protests Against ISIS In Turkey

TURKEY - Thousands are flooding the streets of Turkey this morning in a deadly protest, calling for action against ISIS.

More than a dozen people are dead because of the demonstrations.

Protesters are demanding that their government join the U.S. in taking action against the terrorist militants, who are already closing in on Turkey's border.

Turkish media reports said that police are firing bullets in the air this morning, trying to keep protesters away from their police stations.

Almost one-hundred people have already been arrested, and some thirty are injured.

Right now, the Turkish governments said they want to see a better strategy before they commit to any military involvement.


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Australia To Keep Radical Islamic Preachers Out Of The Country World News Wed, 8 Oct 2014 7:25:23 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahTV Australia To Keep Radical Islamic Preachers Out Of The Country

AUSTRALIA - Australian authorities are ordering a crackdown to keep radical Islamic preachers out of their country.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the new order early this morning.

Abbott has recently warned that the balance between freedom and security in Australia "may have to shift," to protect people from dangerous radicals.

He said the so-called "hate preachers" will now be "red-carded" during the visa process.

This comes on the heels of a speech in Sydney last week by a radical international group, who said its goal is to establish a pan-national Muslim state.

Australia's threat level is on high alert for attacks in their country.


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Eiffel Tower Lit Up Pink World News Wed, 8 Oct 2014 4:37:48 AM Eiffel Tower Lit Up Pink

PARIS - The city's Eiffel Tower is turning pink today in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Light It Pink Paris is an event to help raise awareness for breast cancer, as well as honor patients, family and friends battling breast cancer.

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs to enjoy.


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Canada Sending Fighter Jets to Iraq World News Wed, 8 Oct 2014 4:14:23 AM Canada Sending Fighter Jets to Iraq

CANADA - Canadian lawmakers have voted to authorize government plans to send fighter jets to Iraq, to take part in US led airstrikes against ISIS.

The motion by Canada's parliament has approved airstrikes against the radical militant group in Iraq for up to six months.

But it states no Canadian ground troops be used in combat operations.

The mission includes up to six CF18 fighter jets, a refueling tanker aircraft, two surveillance planes and one airlift aircraft as well as 600 air personnel.


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