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UK raises terror threat level

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory.

"That means that a terrorist…

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6 questions about the crisis in Ukraine

It's been building for months. And now, according to some, Russia has launched a "full-scale invasion" of Ukraine.

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NATO chief slams Moscow denials over Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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U.N.: Number of Syria refugees hits 3M

The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war will surpass 3 million Friday, and a further 6.5 million are believed to be displaced within the war-torn nation, the U.N. refugee agency said.

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What the U.S. can do against ISIS in Syria

If the United States is serious about thoroughly defeating ISIS, it must -- somehow, some way -- go through Syria.

But how? And in what way?

Those are the big questions now, as President Barack Obama weighs what to do inside the war-ravaged nation…

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Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan

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Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

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Daughter: Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably'

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.

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Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.

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Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

The pilot of an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia was found dead, the commander of the unit said Thursday.

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China to U.S.: Stop spy flights

China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.

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