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Eleven New Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Undated) -- Military officials are reporting the U.S. and its coalition partners pounded ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria with eleven airstrikes in the past two days. U.S. Central Command says most of the airstrikes were over Syria. Two strikes near Aleppo hit a compound and an ISIS-held airfield. In Iraq, the U.S. destroyed two…

Last International Forces Leave Key Base In Afghanistan

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. and British soldiers are handing over control of a key military base in southern Afghanistan. The roughly one-thousand remaining troops were airlifted from the combined base of Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion as part of 24 hours of continuous flights from Helmand Air Field to one in Kandahar. The base is now…

Toronto Election Pits Rob Ford’s Brother Against Two Others

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Toronto) -- A Ford is running for mayor of Toronto, but not the one most of the world recognizes. Today's vote for the city's next mayor will pit Rob Ford's brother Doug against Olivia Chow and John Tory. Rob Ford withdrew his reelection bid last month after being diagnosed with cancer, so his brother stepped…

South Korea Seeks Death Penalty For Ferry Captain

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Gwang Ju, South Korea) -- Prosecutors in South Korea are seeking the death penalty against a ferry captain who abandoned his capsized ship while more than 300 on board lost their lives. Prosecutors say Lee Joon-Seok left his passengers to die in the wreckage so he could save his own skin. Most of the victims…

New Federal Ebola Guidelines Take Effect Today

Posted On October 27, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The CDC is taking substantial new steps today to make sure travelers coming to the United States from Ebola-stricken countries don't harbor or spread the deadly illness. Anyone entering from so-called Ebola hot zones in West Africa will now be subject to 21 days of monitoring. Flights coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone…