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September 23, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

More than 130,000 refugees have flooded into Turkey from Syria in the past few days, as the jihadist group Islamic State bears down on the Syrian border town of Kobane.  […]

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NOAA: Earth was its warmest ever from June to August 2014

September 21, 2014, by VOANews

New data shows the Earth recorded its warmest-ever temperature for the June-to-August period of 2014. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini ...

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Turkey closes border to Syrian refugees

September 21, 2014, by VOANews

Clashes erupted on September 21 2014 as Turkey closed its border with northern Syria to halt a massive influx of Kurdish refugees fleeing the juggern ...

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Islamic State militants release 49 Turkish hostages

September 20, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkey’s prime minister said 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State militants in Iraq in June have been freed. Turkey had cited the hostage ...


  • President Barack Obama meets with prime minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7 2009. Photo: White House.
    US, Russia to discuss alleged nuclear treaty violations
    September 11, 2014, by VOANews

    The State Department is leading a U.S. delegation that will meet with Russian officials in Moscow Thursday to discuss Russia’s alleged violation of provisions in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces […]

  • Arrivals at the Summit Venue - NATO Wales Summit
    Will they stop Putin?
    September 5, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

    Ukraine was high on the agenda when the NATO summit started in Wales on September 4, with leaders of the 28-nation alliance looking for ways to bolster Ukraine and punish […]

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    Turkey struggles to block flow of Jihadists
    September 4, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The second brutal murder on video of a U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group (IS) is likely to add to diplomatic pressure from the West on Turkey. Criticism has […]

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    China may be biggest winner from Ukraine crisis
    September 1, 2014, by VOANews

    Thousands of miles away from the Ukrainian battlefields of Donetsk and Novoazovsk sits the country that may end up being the largest beneficiary of the turmoil along Russia’s southwest border: […]