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Daily Maverick
ICG: US could spearhead new approach in southern SyriaThe Syrian war rages on, its devastating civilian toll rising with no viable po
ICG: US could spearhead new approach in southern Syria
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 hours ago
The Syrian war rages on, its devastating civilian toll rising with no viable political solution in sight. Diplomacy is stymied by the warring parties’ uncompromising positions, reinforced by political deadlock between their external backers. The US... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Confederate Park Name Being DebatedOn Wednesday evening supervisors are taking up the issue of the naming of Confe
Confederate Park Name Being Debated
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 3 hours ago
On Wednesday evening supervisors are taking up the issue of the naming of Confederate Park. Opponents of the name say it’s offensive to African-Americans. The park surrounds a memorial to the county's confederate soldiers. The park in Palmyra Court... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 5 hours ago
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: September 2 The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana on the rescuers during Hurricane Katrina: The 10th... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorialsExcerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
New Jersey Herald / Posted 5 hours ago
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: September 2 The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana on the rescuers during Hurricane Katrina: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaks passed... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquitiesJERUSALEM (AP) � A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an internat
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 hours ago
JERUSALEM (AP) � A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Isis’s destruction of Palmyra: ‘The heart has been ripped out of the city'At length we stood on the end of the col and looked over Palmyra,” wrote the Br
Isis’s destruction of Palmyra: ‘The heart has been ripped out of the city'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 7 hours ago
At length we stood on the end of the col and looked over Palmyra,” wrote the British traveller, archaeologist and poet Gertrude Bell on 20 May 1900. “I wonder if the wide world presents a more singular landscape. It is a mass of columns, ranged into... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Satellite images confirm Palmyra blastSatellite images have confirmed the destruction of another famed temple in Syri
Satellite images confirm Palmyra blast
Sky News Australia / Posted 7 hours ago
Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of another famed temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations says. 'We can confirm destruction of the main building of the Temple of Bel, as well as a row of columns in its immediate vicinity,' the... Read more
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Independent
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting“Antiquities from Palmyra are already on sale in London,” the Lebanese-French a
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting
Independent / Posted 8 hours ago
“Antiquities from Palmyra are already on sale in London,” the Lebanese-French archaeologist Ms Farchakh says. “There are Syrian and Iraqi objects taken by Isis that are already in Europe. They are no longer still in Turkey where they first went –... Read more
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Salon.com
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquitiesJERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an internat
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
Salon.com / Posted 8 hours ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
US steps up war on Isis with secret kill squadCIA escalates role in battle against terrorists in Syria. The ancient city of
US steps up war on Isis with secret kill squad
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
CIA escalates role in battle against terrorists in Syria. The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria. Photo / AP The CIA and US special operations forces have launched a secret campaign to hunt terrorism suspects in Syria as part of a targeted killing... Read more
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The Evening Sun
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquitiesJERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an internat
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
The Evening Sun / Posted 9 hours ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like... Read more
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The Atlantic
The ISIS Economy: Crushing Taxes and High UnemploymentBefore Islamic State militants overran her hometown of Mosul in June 2014, Fahi
The ISIS Economy: Crushing Taxes and High Unemployment
The Atlantic / Posted 9 hours ago
Before Islamic State militants overran her hometown of Mosul in June 2014, Fahima Omar ran a hairdressing salon. But ISIS gunmen made Omar close her business—and lose her only source of income. Salons like hers encouraged “debauchery,” the militants... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Rescuer says world must protect antiquitiesJERUSALEM (AP) - A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an internat
Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
New Jersey Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
JERUSALEM (AP) - A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like... Read more
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York Daily Record
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquitiesJERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an internat
AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities
York Daily Record / Posted 9 hours ago
JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Prep softball roundup: Palmyra needs one hit to win CCC openerOne hit proved to be all the Palmyra softball team needed. The Lady Panthers m
Prep softball roundup: Palmyra needs one hit to win CCC opener
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 9 hours ago
One hit proved to be all the Palmyra softball team needed. The Lady Panthers managed just one hit against Louisiana's Maria Gutierrez in Tuesday's Clarence Cannon Conference opener in Louisiana, Mo., but Brooke Wilson's RBI single in the sixth... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
As Islamic State destroys antiquities, a rush to get 3-D images of what's leftIn recent months, the terrorist group Islamic State has destroyed some of most
As Islamic State destroys antiquities, a rush to get 3-D images of what's left
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
In recent months, the terrorist group Islamic State has destroyed some of most significant historical and archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria. Some of the ravaged antiquities and cultural monuments date back thousands of years. They include... Read more
11h
Quincy Herald-Whig
Quincy sisters see pageant as 'experience of a lifetime'Klein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality DayKlein recogniz
Quincy sisters see pageant as 'experience of a lifetime'
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 11 hours ago
Klein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality DayKlein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality Day Mary Ann Klein knows that civic participation moves communities forward. Klein, president of the League of Women... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Circus performance to benefit new playground in Lincoln ParkKlein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality DayKlein recogniz
Circus performance to benefit new playground in Lincoln Park
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 11 hours ago
Klein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality DayKlein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality Day Mary Ann Klein knows that civic participation moves communities forward. Klein, president of the League of Women... Read more
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Independent
War with Isis: US launches secret drone campaign against senior militants in SyriaThe CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) are flying drones over
War with Isis: US launches secret drone campaign against senior militants in Syria
Independent / Posted 11 hours ago
The CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) are flying drones over Syria in a collaboration responsible for several recent strikes against senior Isis operatives, the officials said. Among those killed was a British militant thought to be... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Obama's battle vs. ISIS is failingIt's been a year since Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered. The images, which
Obama's battle vs. ISIS is failing
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 13 hours ago
It's been a year since Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered. The images, which have become all too commonplace, shocked the American public -- and consequently, the American President -- into responding to the horror that the Islamic State of Iraq... Read more
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The Oklahoman
The Morning Brew: Manhunt still on in Illinois for officer's killersGood Wednesday morning. Let's get to the big stories you might have missed. Of
The Morning Brew: Manhunt still on in Illinois for officer's killers
The Oklahoman / Posted 13 hours ago
Good Wednesday morning. Let's get to the big stories you might have missed. Officer killed during foot pursuit in Chicago suburb, manhunt continues Wednesday There has been more deadly violence directed at police. Tuesday, assailants gunned down a... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Obama's battle vs. ISIS is failingIt's been a year since Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered. The images, which
Obama's battle vs. ISIS is failing
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 13 hours ago
It's been a year since Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered. The images, which have become all too commonplace, shocked the American public -- and consequently, the American President -- into responding to the horror that the Islamic State of Iraq... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Attorney says Missouri Senate Bill 5 to cause headaches for local citiesThe Missouri Municipal League recently spoke out against Senate Bill 5 that too
Attorney says Missouri Senate Bill 5 to cause headaches for local cities
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 hours ago
The Missouri Municipal League recently spoke out against Senate Bill 5 that took effect on Friday, calling the bill an overreach and one local attorney says he agrees. The major focus of the law was limiting the amount of revenue that could be made... Read more
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express
The World Heritage sites ISIS could blow up in campaign of cultural vandalismREVEALED: WHEN Islamic State (ISIS) barbarians blew up the unique Temple of B
The World Heritage sites ISIS could blow up in campaign of cultural vandalism
express / Posted 15 hours ago
REVEALED: WHEN Islamic State (ISIS) barbarians blew up the unique Temple of Bel last week, they erased a thousand years of history in a matter of seconds. Since taking... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Pope InnocentDon Samuelson, Idaho's governor from 1967 to 1971, was famous for getting in fr
Pope Innocent
Boise Weekly / Posted 16 hours ago
Don Samuelson, Idaho's governor from 1967 to 1971, was famous for getting in front of reporters and saying the impolitic thing. Eventually, when he talked to the press, he'd get three or four words out and then an aide would interrupt with, "What the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
UNESCO calls razing of temple 'intolerable'BEIRUT -- Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime agai
UNESCO calls razing of temple 'intolerable'
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 hours ago
BEIRUT -- Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by destroying the ancient Temple of Bel, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said Tuesday. The militants used explosives Sunday to destroy... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Attorney says Missouri Senate Bill 5 to cause headaches for local citiesThe Missouri Municipal League recently spoke out against Senate Bill 5 that too
Attorney says Missouri Senate Bill 5 to cause headaches for local cities
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 hours ago
The Missouri Municipal League recently spoke out against Senate Bill 5 that took effect on Friday calling the bill an overreach and one local attorney says he would agree. The major focus of the law was limiting the amount of revenue that could be... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Satellite images confirm major temple destroyed in Syria’s Palmyra: UNAgencies, Beirut Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple
Satellite images confirm major temple destroyed in Syria’s Palmyra: UN
Central Chronicle / Posted 17 hours ago
Agencies, Beirut Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was one of the best preserved Roman-era sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after activists said the hardline Islamic State... Read more
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CNN
How ISIS' temple demolition impacts the worldBecause the terror group did much more than just blow up a 2,000-year-old templ
How ISIS' temple demolition impacts the world
CNN / Posted 17 hours ago
Because the terror group did much more than just blow up a 2,000-year-old temple. It annihilated a significant piece of religious and cultural history, not just for Syria but for the entire world. And ISIS' destruction affects not just the past; it... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Syria's heritage riches victim of intractable warGraphic on the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, which has been b
Syria's heritage riches victim of intractable war
The Borneo Post / Posted 17 hours ago
Graphic on the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, which has been blown up, according to the United Nations. – AFP Photo by Sara Hussein BEIRUT: Syria’s conflict has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, but it has also seen... Read more
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Zawya
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strikeSyriaWestern-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in underco
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strikeSyria
Zawya / Posted 22 hours ago
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strike AMMAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday they had killed three foreign fighters -- two Saudis and a Tunisian --... Read more
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Sky News Australia
UNESCO condemns Syrian temple destructionThe United Nation's cultural watchdog has condemned the destruction of the fame
UNESCO condemns Syrian temple destruction
Sky News Australia / Posted 23 hours ago
The United Nation's cultural watchdog has condemned the destruction of the famed Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra by Islamic State jihadists, calling it an intolerable crime against civilisation. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova expressed her dismay over... Read more
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Rappler
US teenagers rally against a transgender student for using girls’ toiletSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
US teenagers rally against a transgender student for using girls’ toilet
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Tokyo scraps scandal-hit Olympic logoSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Tokyo scraps scandal-hit Olympic logo
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Second foreigner held over Bangkok blastSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Second foreigner held over Bangkok blast
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Satellite imagery confirms ISIS destruction of Palmyra templeSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Satellite imagery confirms ISIS destruction of Palmyra temple
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Pope calls for forgiveness for women who have abortionsSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Pope calls for forgiveness for women who have abortions
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Poe seeks junking of disqualification caseSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Poe seeks junking of disqualification case
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Obama to learn survival skills with Bear GryllsSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Obama to learn survival skills with Bear Grylls
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
Japan holds annual disaster response drillSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
Japan holds annual disaster response drill
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
De Lima returns to work, denies INC dealSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
De Lima returns to work, denies INC deal
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
INC drew bigger crowds in previous assembliesSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
INC drew bigger crowds in previous assemblies
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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Rappler
September 2, 2015 EditionSatellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, co
September 2, 2015 Edition
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel has sparked international outrage with the... Read more
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The Columbian
Islamic State destruction in Syria ‘intolerable’BEIRUT — Islamic State militants in Syria committed an “intolerable crime again
Islamic State destruction in Syria ‘intolerable’
The Columbian / Posted 23 hours ago
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants in Syria committed an “intolerable crime against civilization” by destroying the Temple of Bel, one of the ancient world’s most iconic monuments, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Tuesday. The militants used... Read more
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Rappler
Worst fears confirmed as famed Palmyra temple flattenedBETTER DAYS. The file picture dated November 12, 2010 shows a general view of t
Worst fears confirmed as famed Palmyra temple flattened
Rappler / Posted yesterday
BETTER DAYS. The file picture dated November 12, 2010 shows a general view of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Youssef Badawi/EPA BEIRUT, Lebanon – Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming... Read more
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Calcutta News
Temple of Bel in Palmyra largely destroyed by IS militants BEIRUT, Lebanon - The United Nations has confirmed through satellite imagery
Temple of Bel in Palmyra largely destroyed by IS militants
Calcutta News / Posted yesterday
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The United Nations has confirmed through satellite imagery that the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has largely been destroyed allegedly by the Islamic... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strikeAMMAN: A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday they had kil
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strike
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
AMMAN: A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday they had killed three foreign fighters - two Saudis and a Tunisian - with the Islamic State group in an undercover raid into an area under the control of the ultra-radical... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Worst fears confirmed as famed Palmyra temple flattenedBEIRUT: Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flatt
Worst fears confirmed as famed Palmyra temple flattened
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
BEIRUT: Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel sparked outrage and international headlines,... Read more
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The Star
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strikeAMMAN (Reuters) - A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday t
Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strike
The Star / Posted yesterday
AMMAN (Reuters) - A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday they had killed three foreign fighters -- two Saudis and a Tunisian -- with the Islamic State group in an undercover raid into an area under the control of the... Read more
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Chatham This Week
Tourism plan takes targeted approach for CKRecommendations aimed at bringing more tourism dollars into Chatham-Kent were u
Tourism plan takes targeted approach for CK
Chatham This Week / Posted yesterday
Recommendations aimed at bringing more tourism dollars into Chatham-Kent were unveiled at a public forum Monday as people from tourist businesses and sites learned about the CK Tourism Destination Management Plan. The draft report was delivered by... Read more
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