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Islamic State closes in on Syrian town, refugees flood into Turkey 2:11pm EDT

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants tightened their noose on a northern Syrian border town on Sunday as the United Nations said the number of Syrian Kurds fleeing into neighbouring Turkey may have topped 100,000 and was likely to go much higher.  Full Article

Yemeni parties and Houthi rebels sign deal to end fighting, form new government 3:11pm EDT 

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's Shi'ite Muslim rebels on Sunday signed an agreement with other political parties to form a more inclusive government and end days of fighting on the streets of the capital.  Full Article  

Forty migrants missing after raft sinks near Libya: Italy coast guard 2:49pm EDT 

ROME (Reuters) - Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 30 miles (48.28 kilometers)from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on Sunday.  Full Article