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Why the Islamic State Is Scarier Than al-Qaeda in Iraq

mashable.com — When militants from the Islamic State made their first incursion into Iraq in January, quickly capturing the western city of Fallujah, the images of triumphant radicals parading around the city under black banners left many with a sinking feeling.
Aug 20, 2014

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Iceland Evacuates Area Near Bardabunga Volcano Over Eruption Concerns

mashable.com — Authorities in Iceland have evacuated areas surrounding the country's largest glacier amid worries that Bardarbunga, a sub-glacial volcano there, will soon erupt. Around 3,000 small earthquakes have been detected since Aug. 16, and unusual seismic activity continued into Wednesday. Iceland's civil protection agency said a volcanic eruption "cannot be ruled out," and evacuated about 300 people, most of them tourists.

Billy Crystal Will Honor Robin Williams At the Emmy Awards

mashable.com — Robin Williams will be honored at Monday's Emmy ceremony with a tribute led by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal, the award show's executive producer Don Mischer said Wednesday. Singer Sara Bareilles, who last week dedicated a song on stage during a concert to the late comedian, will perform during the In Memoriam segment.
Aug 20, 2014

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