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In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 photo, Ibtisam Haidar, mother of Mahmoud, a 23-year-old Syrian who was killed while fighting in the military, stands outside her home beside a poster of her son, left, in the city of Tartous, the capital of a coastal province in Syria. "He was sacrificed for the homeland," she said. “He is in my heart. I talk to him and it makes me feel better,” she said. (AP Photo/Diaa Hadid)
Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sonsSyria's Alawites pay heavy price for war as they bury their sons, Assad's soldiers
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Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hikeRussia's central bank hikes its main interest rate to 9.5 percent in response to falling ruble
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Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percentSlight rise in inflation little relief to European Central Bank as economy remains weak
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Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli border police after Moatez Higazi was shot in east Jerusalem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Israeli police shot and killed Higazi suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem siteHeavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site for Friday prayers
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a medical car that will be used for the fight against the Ebola virus is unloaded upon arrival by air from the United States at an airport in Conakry, Guinea. The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centersLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers, bracing for new cases even amid hope
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An Iraqi man inspects a damaged vehicle in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. On Monday night, a car bomb blast near a line of shops and restaurants in downtown Baghdad killed more than a dozen and wounded tens, police said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 peopleBombings at markets near Baghdad kill at least 15 people, Iraqi officials say
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Thousands of demonstrators flash their mobile phones as they march through Elizabeth Bridge across River Danube as they protest against an internet tax planned to be introduced by the Hungarian government for the second time in two days in front of the Ministry of National Economy in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015.  (AP Photo/MTI, Janos Marjai)
Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protestsAfter huge protests, Hungary suspends plans to tax Internet use; to revisit issue next year
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo Dieter Graumann, leader of Central Council of Jews is pictured during a visit at the Abubakr Mosque in Frankfurt, central Germany. Graumann, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he’s stepping down. He said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, he won’t seek a second term leading the council in a regular vote Nov. 30. The 64-year-old said the job, whose holder works on an honorary basis, “demanded an extraordinary amount of energy and time.” (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler, File)
Germany's main Jewish leader steps downGermany's main Jewish leader, 1st born after the Holocaust, stepping down after 4 years
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British AcademyRobert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Dame Judi Dench among British Academy honorees
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  • Carlisle teacher charged with drug possession

    A long-time Carlisle Middle School teacher and high school coach has been charged with crack cocaine possession after police found drugs on him during a traffic stop. Polk County Jail records show Jim Alden Flaws of Carlisle has been charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 05:38 PM
  • What will stop habitual OWI offenders in Iowa?

    The penalties for repeat drunken drivers in Iowa are stiff. They pay thousands of dollars in fines, losing your driver's license and even prison, but sometimes even that is not enough to keep them from driving again. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 11:22 PM
  • Habitual OWI offenders still on road

    The penalties for repeat drunken drivers in Iowa are stiff, but sometimes even that is not enough to keep them from driving again. They allegedly drink, drive, crash and go to jail, not once, not twice... but three times or more. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 10:39 PM
  • Softball coach arrested on drug charges

    Des Moines police initially pulled over Jim Flaws, 55, on October 16 and found crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his possession. Police say the Carlisle softball coach of 29 years was given a week before he had to turn himself in. WICU12 Erie, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 03:29 PM
  • Dozen agents involved in effort at home care offices

    Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter Deegan, Jr. released a statement to KCCI on Tuesday afternoon, saying "Government personnel were at 2500 University Ave. in West Des Moines earlier today on official business. No additional information is available at this time." KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Muslim-Catholic dialogue on Iranian weapons focuses on arms policies

    U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Denis. J. Madden meet with Seyyed Mahmoud, left, at the Ayatollah Marashi Najafi Library in Qom, Iran, in March. The Catholic Sun Phoenix, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 09:24 PM
  • Judge announces sentence for teen in brutal carjacking case

    KCCI 8 News ..."> A Des Moines teenager is sentenced for nearly beating a man to death! 16 year old Leshaun Murray was convicted of robbery and conspiracy in the carjacking of Mike Wasike... he suffered permanent brain damage in the attack. KCCI's Shaina Humphries is LIVE outside the courthouse with that! Leshaun Murray must serve two consecutive 25- year sentences with a mandatory minimum on one of them. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 07:34 PM
  • Leshaun Murray Sentencing Underway

    The sentencing hearing for Leshaun Murray, continued by Judge Karen Romano last week for Thursday morning , is underway. The Des Moines teen plead guilty to carjacking and assaulting Mike Wasike in April of 2014. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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