A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives has been found dead in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home after a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge.
Islamic State group militants launched an assault on Thursday on a small town in western Iraq, a military spokesman said, as the United Nations warned that 10 months of violence in the country has taken a heavy toll on civilians.
Both Islamist fighters and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, a senior U.N. official said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday.
Amid reports that more than 15 young men from Maharashtra have gone to Iraq to join `jihad`, the Maharashtra government has decided to block video/audio content on social networking sites uploaded by the ISIS to spread radicalism.
Assuring that Indian government will leave no stone unturned to bring back the Indians trapped in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that all 46 nurses who were yesterday held in ISIS controlled areas against their will have been freed and will reach Kochi tomorrow morning by a special Air India flight from Erbil in northern Iraq.