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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
Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad
Women supporters of Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri wave party flags as they take part in an anti government rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protestors led Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri rallied in Lahore demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged fraud in last year's election. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)ISLAMABAD (AP) A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday.
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US: One American released from North Korea
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)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.
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Wozniacki beats Sharapova at WTA Finals
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova in their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)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
FILE - In this July 26, 2007, file photo, Curtis Martin, the New York Jets all-time leading rusher, announces his retirement during a news conference in New York. 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. Each team will nominate one player. A panel of former players will select eight finalists, four from each conference, from the 32 nominees. The panel of former players will be comprised of Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, Warrick Dunn, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)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.
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