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Boko Haram Leader Still Missing in New Propaganda Video

Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram– now known as the Islamic State West Africa Province– released a new video this week showing off new weapons and graphically depicting the beheading of a Nigerian policeman. The new Boko Haram video’s production value seems to indicate it was produced with help from ISIS, and leader Abubakar Shekau’s absence once again is raising questions.

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Armed US Drones Begin Operating from Turkish Airbase

The increased level of Turkish cooperation with American efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) has produced the uncomfortable side effect of the Turks declaring open season on our most vital ally, the Kurds. At least the Turks are making good on their promise to allow more extensive American use of their airbases, as the Pentagon says armed US drones are now operating from the Incirlik Air Base.

Ayatollah

Iran’s Ayatollah Releases New Book Outlining Plan to Conquer America, Israel

Iranian ‘Supreme Leader,” the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has released a new Persian-language book, titled Palestine, in which he reveals his regime’s plans to conquer America and Israel. On the back cover, Khamenei is described as “the flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem,” the New York Post’s Amir Taheri, who obtained a copy of the book, reported this weekend.

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Netanyahu Tells 10,000 American Jews to Oppose Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke via web and telephone to 10,000 American Jews on Tuesday, telling them to oppose the Iran deal. “This is the time to stand up and be counted,” the Israeli leader said from Israel. “Oppose this dangerous deal.”

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Bodies of Anti-ISIS Kurdish Fighters Decompose in Syria as Turkey Bans Homecoming

Relatives of fallen Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) fighters in Turkey say the Turkish government is denying permission for the bodies to return to Turkish soil to be buried. A group of 12 bodies, including that of a German national fighting in Syria, have been waiting in a refrigerated truck on the Syrian border for more than one week for permission to enter Turkey.

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A 390-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Survived an Atomic Bomb, and No One Knew Until 2001

Moses Weisberg was walking his bicycle through the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington when he stopped at a mushroom-shaped tree. The first thing he noticed was the thickness of the trunk, estimated at almost a foot and a half in diameter. And then there was the abundance of spindly leaves, a healthy head of hair for a botanical relic 390 years old.

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Jewish Community: ‘Fratricide’ over Iran Deal

While Israelis, left and right, are overwhelmingly opposed to the deal, American Jews are torn between their general support for President Barack Obama–only black voters have been more loyal–and the reality of what the deal will do to strengthen Iran and threaten both American and Israeli security.

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Yazidis Demand UN Action Against ISIS One Year After Sinjar Massacre

Over 50 Yazidis attended a demonstration outside of the United Nations building in Erbil, Iraq, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, one year after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) slaughtered thousands of Yazidis in Sinjar. Protesters demanded action against ISIS to help free the numerous females still held by the terrorist group.

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Stop Trying to Make Cecil the Lion a Planned Parenthood Story

The murder of Cecil, a famous Zimbabwean lion, at the hands of an American dentist on an exotic game hunt has become this summer’s national outrage. Liberals are calling for government intervention to prevent Americans from exotic animal hunting and the mainstream media has carved out hours of time to discuss this injustice.

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