Iraq faces major threat to stability with new conflict

Iraq faces major threat to stability with new conflict

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Sunni jihadist forces, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), launched a major offensive in northern Iraq on June 9, resulting in the capture of Iraq’s second largest city on June 10. Counter-attacks by Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga slowed the offensive, and Shiite Iraqis have been volunteering in large numbers to fight ISIS. The US and Iran have been discussing the situation, and might work together to support the Iraqi government.

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Draws for Brazil, Russia; Belgium rallys 2-1 against Algeria

2014 FIFA World Cup: Draws for Brazil, Russia; Belgium rallys 2-1 against Algeria

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Day 6 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off with upstart Belgium defeating Algeria 2-1. In the afternoon Brazil and Mexico battled to a nil, nil finish. Russia and Korea Republic tied 1-1 in the evening.

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2014 FIFA World Cup: John Brooks’ header lifts Team USA over Ghana

2014 FIFA World Cup: John Brooks’ header lifts Team USA over Ghana

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Day 5 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup began with Germany’s 4-0 win over Portugal. Iran and Nigeria then played to a 0-0 tie. Finally, the United States team defeated Ghana 2-1 during a Group G football match at the Dunas Arena in Natal. The U.S. plays Portugal next on Sunday, June 22

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