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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,202
As of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at least 2,202 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Boko Haram fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator
A Nigerian senator says thousands of people are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic militants.
Video purports to show beheading of US journalist
The Islamic State group says it has beheaded another American journalist, in retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
Estonia seeks strong support from Obama, NATO
Spooked by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago was part of the Soviet Union.
Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano
Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas.
US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.
Ukraine says Russian forces are in major rebel cities
A Ukrainian official says Russian military forces have been spotted in both of the major cities held by rebels in eastern Ukraine.
IMF: Ukraine may need another bailout due to war
The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine will need billions of dollars in additional support if the fighting between the military and Russian-backed separatists in the country's east persists.
Police abandon posts in Lesotho, fear for lives
A Lesotho official says police have been told to abandon their posts and not wear uniforms to avoid being targeted in attacks during the country's continuing power vacuum.
Putin's aide complains about '2 weeks to Kiev' remark
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
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