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U.S. military might already have the data to identify Islamic State leaders

October 15, 2015

An Islamic State militant holds a gun while standing behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Wilayat Fazzan, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website

An Islamic State militant holds a gun while standing behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Wilayat Fazzan in a still from an undated video, April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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How to respond to Russia in Syria while avoiding World War Three

October 13, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent

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Pope Francis, Mikhail Gorbachev and forbidden sex

October 11, 2015

Pope Francis arrives to lead the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments

October 9, 2015

Woman walks on a bridge in the Old Sanaa city

A woman walks on a bridge in the Old Sanaa city January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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Putin rehashes Ukraine rhetoric on Syria, but Nazi comparisons fail to convince

October 7, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015.REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

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The other deepwater battleground

October 7, 2015

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sanjeev Miglani

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Syria’s one hope may be as dim as Bosnia’s once was

October 6, 2015

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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Vladimir Putin’s secret weapon for a Syrian end game? Diplomacy.

October 5, 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, President Putin and French President Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov (L), Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and French President Francois Hollande at a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

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Why ‘science’ alone isn’t enough for setting environmental policy

October 2, 2015

Century City and downtown Los Angeles are seen through the smog

Century City and downtown Los Angeles are seen through the smog December 31, 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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The war in Afghanistan has so far cost $33,000 per citizen. And will not end well.

October 1, 2015

Afghan local police (ALP) sit at the back of a truck near a frontline during a battle with the Taliban at Qalay- i-zal district, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan

Afghan local police (ALP) sit at the back of a truck near a frontline during a battle with the Taliban at Qalay- i-zal district, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer