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Thousands of Syrian Kurds enter Turkey, fleeing Islamic State advance

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer Turkish policemen and soldiers walk as Syrian Kurds wait behind the border fence to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 19, 2014. Turkey opened a stretch of the frontier on Friday after Kurdish civilians fled their homes, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish.
Sep 20, 2014

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Sep 20, 2014

Thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled into Turkey to escape an advance by the Islamic State: reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 20, 2014

Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances reut.rs/Xzth78

Sep 20, 2014

RT @humeyra_pamuk: Reporting from the border - Tens of thousands of #Syrian Kurds flee to #Turkey as #ISIS advances rapidly reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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Exclusive: Law firms Bingham, Morgan Lewis, agree to merge

mobile.reuters.com — Exclusive: Law firms Bingham, Morgan Lewis, agree to merge - sources By Casey Sullivan (Reuters) - Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston-based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis & Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Agreement reached between Yemeni government and warring Houthi rebels: U.N. envoy

reuters.com — "This agreement shall be a national document that will advance the path of peaceful change, and will lay the foundations for national partnership and for security and stability," the envoy, Jamal Benomar, said in a statement. He said preparations were being made for the signing.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @lou_reuters: Agreement reached between #Yemen government and warring Houthi rebels: U.N. envoy reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Sep 20, 2014

Agreement reached between #Yemen government and warring Houthi rebels: U.N. envoy reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in northern Iraq

reuters.com — The hostages, including Turkey's consul-general, diplomats' children and special forces soldiers, were brought to the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa in the early hours of the morning. Police formed a cordon outside the airport as they arrived in buses with curtains drawn, a Reuters witness said.
Sep 20, 2014

#Turkish hostages captive for 3 months first brought to #ISIS stronghold #Raqqa, then released in Tel Abyad reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

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14 Pakistanis freed from U.S. custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison: lawyers

reuters.com — Justice Project Pakistan has been representing several Bagram detainees since 2010 in a bid to force the Pakistani government to bring them home. So far no information has been provided by the Pakistani authorities on the names of the released detainees or their current whereabouts, said Sarah Belal, a lawyer with Justice Project Pakistan.
Sep 20, 2014

14 Pakistanis freed from U.S. custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison reut.rs/XBHhgR

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14 Pakistanis freed from U.S. custody in Afghanistan's Bagram prison: lawyers reut.rs/XBFOHf via @reuters

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Marcus Donner Bishop Blase Cupich, Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, answers questions from the press at the conference's Spring General Assembly in Bellevue, Washington, June 16, 2011.
Sep 20, 2014

When an archbishop is named Blase, you have to be (sort of) happy about that. reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Sep 20, 2014

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church reut.rs/1u8Tlo4

Obama vows to "rally the world" against Islamic State

reuters.com — In his weekly radio address, U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States and a broad coalition of nations are coming together to combat the threat posed by Islamic State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members

reuters.com — The gunfight took place on June 30 in Tlatlaya on the southern fringes of the State of Mexico, which borders Guerrero and Michoacan, states plagued by gang violence. At the time, a spokesman for federal prosecutors said all the dead - 21 men and one woman - were believed to be gang members.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @gabstargardter: Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members reut.rs/1ulWxJn via @reuters

Sep 20, 2014

RT @gabstargardter: Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members reut.rs/1ulWxJn via @reuters

Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances

mobile.reuters.com — Thousands of Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances By Daren Butler SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian town.

Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capital

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah Smoke rises from the headquarters of the Yemeni state television building, which is under attack from Shi'ite Houthi militants, in Sanaa September 20, 2014. After weeks of protests and clashes, the conflict intensified on Thursday when the Shi'ite Houthi rebels clashed with the army on the outskirts of Sanaa.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @MIJamjoom: Reuters: "#Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in #Sanaa" by Mohammed Ghobari reut.rs/1u8NteD via @reuters

Sep 20, 2014

Reuters: "#Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in #Sanaa" by Mohammed Ghobari reut.rs/1u8NteD via @reuters

Sep 20, 2014

RT @Reuters: Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capital reut.rs/1pmzp9C

Turkey secures release of hostages held by Islamic State

mobile.reuters.com — Turkey secures release of hostages held by Islamic State By Orhan Coskun and Jonny Hogg ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation.
Sep 20, 2014

Turkey brings home its hostages held by #ISIS in covert operation, Turkish media say no ransom... but fishy mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Sep 20, 2014

A covert operation to rescue 46 hostages of the Islamic State group was successful. Who was it carried out by? Turkey mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton A girl holds a U.S. flag next to a sculpture after a naturalization ceremony in New York July 22, 2014. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @DebbieGoffa: Deciding anything in anger is bad. Even Scotland's push failed > Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 open to secession http://t.…

Sep 20, 2014

Deciding anything in anger is bad. Even Scotland's push failed > Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 open to secession reuters.com/article/idUSKB…

Sep 20, 2014

RT @Reuters: Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession reut.rs/1pmoZGV

Sep 20, 2014

RT @Reuters: Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession reut.rs/1pmoZGV

Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach

reuters.com — Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the latest case involved a man who approached the White House gates on foot, was sent away, then returned in his vehicle to the White House gates. "He refused to leave and was arrested for trespassing," Donovan said. No further details were available.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @ReutersUS: Man arrested for trespassing at White House day after security breach reut.rs/1pneljo

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lincoln Feast 1 of 3. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (R) stands with his Australian counterpart Joe Hockey during a media conference at the start of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in the northern Australian city of Cairns September 19, 2014.

Egypt to host Palestinian-Israeli Gaza talks in days: state news agency

reuters.com — The report quoted an Egyptian official as saying that delegations from Fatah and Hamas would meet on Monday "to complete the Palestinian reconciliation". The official said Palestinian negotiators would then meet with their Israeli counterparts starting on Wednesday to continue talks on a ceasefire in Gaza which resulted from Egypt-mediated talks in Cairo last month.
Sep 20, 2014

#Egypt to host Palestinian-Israeli #Gaza talks in days: state news agency reut.rs/1uoEWkb via @reuters

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