Wed 27 Aug 2014 | 4:47 EDT
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Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media 3:51am EDT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group of them hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on the Internet and on Twitter by supporters showed on Wednesday.  Full Article

 
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Gaza ceasefire holding as focus turns to longer term 4:34am EDT 

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged.  Full Article  

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Canada's intelligence head says returning Islamist militants pose threat Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadians who go abroad to join militant groups such as Islamic State pose a threat on their return home and could use their foreign contacts to set up networks in Canada, the country's intelligence director said on Saturday.  Full Article