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More than 60,000 Syrian Kurds have fled Islamic State militants crossing into Turkey, country’s deputy PM says – @AFP

Dikmetas (Turkey) (AFP) – More than 60,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing advancing Islamic State jihadists have poured across the border into Turkey since Ankara opened up its southern frontier on Friday, the country’s deputy prime minister said. Forty-three-year-old Muhammed Isa — who made the crossing along with thousands of terrified men, women and children on Saturday […]

Kentucky firefighter injured in August while taking an ‘ice bucket challenge’ has died, authorities say – @CBSNews

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an “ice bucket challenge” has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith said 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the department on Aug. 21. He and 22-year-old firefighter Simon Quinn were on […]

Qantas flight diverted after drunk passenger tries to steal whiskey, witnesses say – @smh

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Police release name of person of interest in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham – @washingtonpost

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