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  • Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in northern Iraq

    Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in northern Iraq
    SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish intelligence agents brought 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation.
  • Shop closures leave future of Irvine's aging Woodbridge Village Center in doubt

    Shop closures leave future of Irvine's aging Woodbridge Village Center in doubt
    Children scamper across the once-vibrantly painted tiles in the small playground in the middle of the Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine. The hand-painted tiles, some portraying pictures of butterflies and gardens, were the creation of Irvine's...

    If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?

    If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?
    A breast pump often means the difference between a mom being able to feed her babies breast milk, or not. It’s a tool crucial to many new moms trying to fulfill the “breast is best” mantra, whether they’re trying to keep up their...

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...

    Pakistani woman embraced by Islamic State seeks to drop U.S. legal appeal

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the U.S. court system...