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article 20 August 2014 World, Iraq
James Foley (Credit: Nicole Tung)
Islamic State video claims to show US journalist beheading

Islamic State, the jihadi group that controls parts of Iraq and Syria, releases a video purporting to show missing US journalist James Foley being beheaded - in what it calls a "message to America".

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On the road with Yazidis fleeing for their lives - video

Tens of thousands of Yazidis have fled for their lives from Islamic State fighters through the northern Iraqi desert - Kurdish photojournalist Zmnako Ismael recorded their perilous journey.

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Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Islamic State: how western policy is scrambling to catch up

Some say the US and Europe should, while holding their noses, embrace Assad. That may not only be distasteful but also self-defeating: Assad has engineered this situation.

video 18 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Obama: 'Excessive police force cannot be justified' - video

Barack Obama says he understands the anger in Ferguson, where people have been protesting following the shooting of an unarmed young man, and adds that people's rights need to be safe-guarded.

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Fleeing Islamic State with a three-week-old baby

The human tragedy of refugees fleeing Mosul includes a new mother and a pregnant woman frightened of what will happen when her baby comes, writes Anna-Lisa Fuglesang in Irbil.

article 18 August 2014 UK, Iraq
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What is the UK government's strategy in Iraq?

David Cameron insists the government has a "fully worked through" strategy to tackle Islamic State (IS) extremists in Iraq and Europe.

article 18 August 2014 World, Iraq
Britain deploys jets and surveillance aircraft in Iraq, as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warns the mission could last for months (Reuters)
Britain's mission in Iraq 'could last months'

Britain deploys jets and surveillance aircraft in Iraq, as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warns the mission could last for months.

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Looking back at life in Iraq after IS captures Mosul - video

In June, C4 News spoke to Christians forced into hiding after IS militants captured the city of Mosul in Iraq. They told refugees they should "trust" them , and promised not to hurt them.

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Cameron: IS extremists 'a threat to UK safety'

The advance of Islamic State extremists poses a "clear danger" to the future safety of Britain's streets, David Cameron says as he explains his decision to arm Kurdish fighters.

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