Actress killed in home by explosion

Monday, 30 June 2014 21:45

A young actress was killed this week in Damascus when her home was shelled. CNN's Jessica King reports.

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Facebook promptly shut down a cluster of pages that peddled T-Shirts, hoodies and action figures touting the murderous terror organization ISIS after FoxNews.com contacted the social media giant to ask why they had not been flagged.

Gear bearing slogans like “Mujahideen Around the World United We Stand,” “Fight for Freedom Till The Last Drop of Blood” and even “We Stand for ISIS” - the acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant - is still for sale on web pages of mainly Indonesian merchandisers, but the Menlo Park, Calif.

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Abdirahmaan Muhumed is one of as many as 15 Minnesota Somali-Americans who left their homes to join ISIS, according to Minnesota Public Radio. (Screengrab from public Facebook page).

As many as 15 Somali-American men have left their homes in Minnesota in recent months to travel to the Middle East and join up with ISIS, the jihadist army at war with Syria and Iraq, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The fighters appear to have made the decision to go fight with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant while the terror group was fighting to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but some may now be in Iraq, where the marauding group is seeking to topple Baghdad.

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - A museum opening in Atlanta on Monday links the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s to modern fights for human rights across the world to give visitors new insight on how the struggles are related, organizers said.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will feature handwritten letters from the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., along with exhibits on the fight for equal rights for women, gays, the disabled and other groups.

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|President Obama urged Iraq’s political leaders – including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki – to help put an end to violence raging in the country amid sectarian tensions.

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|With conflict in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the U.S. should be more patient with "those that have thrown off the yoke of tyranny."

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Monday, June 9, 2014 image taken from video obtained from the Iraqi Military, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, an Iraqi army tank fires towards militants during clashes in in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. Insurgents on Tuesday pressed their efforts to seize effective control of Iraqs second-largest city of Mosul on Tuesday after Iraqi security forces abandoned their posts and militants overran the provincial government headquarters and other key buildings, dealing a serious blow to Baghdads attempts to tame a widening insurgency in the country.

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Unlike previous installments of the American space saga, the crew of "Star Wars: Episode VII" did not fly to Tunisia last month to start filming. They went to Abu Dhabi.

With many countries in the region facing political turmoil in the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings, the woman in charge of the United Arab Emirates's media hub says filming there is seen as a safe option.

"At a time when other regional centers are reducing their activities, Abu Dhabi is picking up and saying it's important to have that kind of funding behind Arab talent," Noura al-Kaabi, chief executive officer of twofour54, the commercial arm of Abu Dhabi's Media Zone Authority, told Reuters.

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PARIS (Reuters) - The French national suspected of having shot three people dead in the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month refused on Wednesday to be extradited from France to Belgium, prosecutors and his lawyer said.

Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, who has been in police custody since his arrest on Friday in the southern city of Marseille, refused to leave France when presented with a European arrest warrant during a court hearing in Versailles outside Paris.

The suspect has another court appearance on Thursday.

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