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Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain
By Isabel Coles and Saif Sameer ARBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have shot, buried alive or sold into slavery by IS militants, who regard them as devil-worshippers. The IS militants originally attacked the area around Sinjar, in northwestern Iraq, in August. ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:15:29 -0400
US: One American released from North Korea
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:13:50 -0400
Wozniacki beats Sharapova at WTA Finals
SINGAPORE (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month's New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:10:10 -0400
NFL creates Sportsmanship Award for players
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:08:12 -0400
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