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Official: U.S. hits Islamic State position near Baghdad; marking new phase in airstrikes

Official: U.S. hits Islamic State position near Baghdad; marking new phase in airstrikes

U.S. officials announce airstrike near Baghdad against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Heather Records
First portraits of black Victorians on display in London

First portraits of black Victorians on display in London

The "Black Chronicles II" exhibit at Rivington Palace in London showcases the first black men and women photographed in Britain.
Annie Martin
U.N. condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

U.N. condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

The United Nations released a statement late Sunday night condemning an attack on peacekeepers and a Chadian soldier.
Aileen Graef
Russian fund to aid sanctions-affected companies

Russian fund to aid sanctions-affected companies

Russia announced plans Monday to establish an emergency fund for companies affected by sanctions imposed for the country's involvement in Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
World leaders pledge to use 'any means necessary' to defeat Islamic State

World leaders pledge to use 'any means necessary' to defeat Islamic State

At an international gathering in Paris concerning the situation in Iraq, world leaders pledged to use "any means necessary" to defeat the Islamic State.
JC Finley
500 dead as migrant boat deliberately sunk

500 dead as migrant boat deliberately sunk

About 500 migrants from Egypt to Malta are believed to have drowned after their boat was deliberately sunk, an international migration group said Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
2 young British tourists murdered on Thai beach

2 young British tourists murdered on Thai beach

Two young British tourists were murdered at a popular resort on Thailand's southern Koh Tao island. Their naked bodies were found on the rocky beach Monday.
JC Finley
U.S. prepares major offensive against Ebola

U.S. prepares major offensive against Ebola

The United States will enlarge efforts to control West Africa's outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed over 2,400 people thus far.
Ed Adamczyk
Merkel joins Berlin anti-Semitism rally

Merkel joins Berlin anti-Semitism rally

A Berlin rally heard Chancellor Angela Merkel and others condemn anti-Semitism, which has increased in Germany since Israel's invasion of Gaza.
Ed Adamczyk
Iran declines to join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

Iran declines to join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday Iran has rejected America's invitation to join an international coalition to counter the Islamic State.
JC Finley
U.S. troops in Ukraine for military exercises

U.S. troops in Ukraine for military exercises

About 1,300 troops from 15 NATO countries, including about 200 U.S. troops, are in Ukraine to participate in a military exercise.
Ed Adamczyk
Watch: Groundskeeper Willie urges fellow Scots to vote 'aye or die' for Scottish independence

Watch: Groundskeeper Willie urges fellow Scots to vote 'aye or die' for Scottish independence

Groundskeeper Willie has publicly come out in support of Scottish independence and unofficially thrown his hat into the ring for political office.
Matt Bradwell
Snowden claims NSA collected data on New Zealanders

Snowden claims NSA collected data on New Zealanders

Documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden claim Australian and New Zealand data on private citizens was collected by the NSA.
Ed Adamczyk
U.N. assumes peacekeeping responsibility in Central African Republic

U.N. assumes peacekeeping responsibility in Central African Republic

On Sunday, the African Union-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic transferred its peacekeeping duties to the United Nations.
JC Finley
Latest poll: Britain prefers unity to Scottish independence

Latest poll: Britain prefers unity to Scottish independence

While Scotland residents decide whether to remain in the United Kingdom or choose independence, the rest of the country narrowly wants them to remain.
Ed Adamczyk
Military graveyard suggests Russia's Ukraine involvement

Military graveyard suggests Russia's Ukraine involvement

A Russian politician claims he was beaten for informing journalists he witnessed the burial of a Russian soldier allegedly killed fighting in Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Queen advises Scots to think 'about the future'

Queen advises Scots to think 'about the future'

Queen Elizabeth strongly encouraged Scots to "think very carefully about the future" as they approach the Scottish referendum vote on Thursday.
Aileen Graef
Despite truce, shelling continues in eastern Ukraine

Despite truce, shelling continues in eastern Ukraine

Despite a cease-fire signed in Minsk on September 5, eastern Ukraine continues to be racked by violence.
JC Finley
Iraq conference under way in France as leaders confront Islamic State threat

Iraq conference under way in France as leaders confront Islamic State threat

The International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq convened in Paris on Monday, bringing together leaders from more than 30 countries.
JC Finley
Al-Shabaab terror attack thwarted in Uganda; 19 arrested

Al-Shabaab terror attack thwarted in Uganda; 19 arrested

An al-Shabaab terror cell planning an imminent attack in Uganda has been disrupted, the U.S. Embassy in Kampala announced Sunday.
JC Finley
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