U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

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U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

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Obama says underestimated Islamic State; Qaeda says West will be attacked

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Obama says underestimated Islamic State; Qaeda says West will be attacked

The head of Syria's al Qaeda branch said militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes in Syria and Iraq, and President Barack Obama acknowledged U.S. intelligence had underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters.

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U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor

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U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor

U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday.

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Obama admits US underestimated Islamic State, air strikes intensify

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Obama admits US underestimated Islamic State, air strikes intensify

President Barack Obama said that former Al-Qaeda fighters driven from Iraq by US and local forces had been able to gather in Syria to form the Islamic State group, as US-led coalition warplanes pounded oil sites.

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Air strikes said to hit Islamic State oil refineries in Syria

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Air raids believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria on Sunday as part of a campaign against Islamic State, a human rights group said.

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Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat

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Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat

While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West.

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US and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

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US and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

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Syria Kurds battle IS militants' advance as thousands flee

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Syria Kurds battle IS militants' advance as thousands flee

Kurdish militia fought to defend a key border town in northern Syria on Monday (Sep 22) after 130,000 terrified residents fled to Turkey to escape an advance by the Islamic State group.

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About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from Islamic State advance

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About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from Islamic State advance

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, as Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border.

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France mounts Iraq strikes as IS militants advance in Syria

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France mounts Iraq strikes as IS militants advance in Syria

France mounted its first air strike to beat back the IS group in Iraq on Friday (Sep 19), even as militants across the border in Syria seized dozens of Kurdish villages in a lightning offensive.

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Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies

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Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies

Islamic State fighters captured villages and besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region.

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Typhoon hits China's Hainan after shutting down Hong Kong

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Typhoon hits China's Hainan after shutting down Hong Kong

A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China Tuesday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home.

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Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

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Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

ONG KONG, Sept 16 - Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

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Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

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Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

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Strong typhoon disrupts business as it sweeps past Hong Kong

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Strong typhoon disrupts business as it sweeps past Hong Kong

Hong Kong was hit with strong winds and heavy rain on Tuesday after the No. 8 storm signal was hoisted and expected to disrupt business across the financial hub, with the stock market likely to stay closed for at least part of the morning.

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