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A Shiite militiaman stands guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles  170 kilometers  north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.  AP Photo  The Associated Press
Iraq PM pledges to root out ISIS militants

Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shia town.

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    TORONTO - Thousands of people marched Monday in Toronto's annual Labour Day Parade to show their support for local unions, with more than 30 labour organizations taking part in the festivities.

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  • A Shiite militiaman stands guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles  170 kilometers  north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.  AP Photo  The Associated PressIraq PM pledges to root out ISIS militants

    Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shia town.

  • Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire.  AP Photo Dmitry Brushko  Dmitry Brushko Associated PressUkraine crisis: Separatists soften stance on independence

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

  • A copy of the photo released with a Yellow Notice issued by the international police force Interpol, Friday Aug. 29, 2014, asking for help to locate the missing five-year old boy Ashya King, who is believed to be in France. Police are searching for the five-year-old British boy who is suffering with a severe brain tumor whose parents, believed to be Jehovah�s Witnesses, took him out of a British hospital on Thursday and were last seen in France. The boy needs urgent medical treatment.  AP Photo Interpol  Interpol Associated PressAshya King case: Sick British boy's parents to fight extradition

    The parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour say they want to give him the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the internet. Their British hospital says it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.

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