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Iraqi Parliament approves new government led by Abadi

After months of uncertainty and political wrangling, Iraq finally has a new government, led by Shiite Haider al-Abadi. He replaces Nouri al-Maliki.

Picture This: Battling the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Getty Images photographer John Moore visited Liberia where he got to travel with a burial team and visit isolation wards set up to treat those infected with Ebola.

Ukrainian leader to visit embattled eastern city of Mariupol

In a surprise announcement, Petro Poroshenko says he will go to the region despite sporadic shelling that has tested a shaky cease-fire agreement with pro-Russia separatists.

Arab League chief urges 'confrontation' with Islamic State Militants

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.

British royal couple expecting second child

British royal officials said Monday that Prince William and the duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, are expecting their second child.

Obama to speak Wednesday on US strategy against ISIS

Citing a broad threat posed by ISIS, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

US launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time.

Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement into further doubt.

Hurricane Norbert drenches Mexico, prompting evacuations

The governor of Baja California Sur state is urging people in vulnerable areas to evacuate and says travelers should stay off highways.

Islamic State beheads second captive Lebanese soldier

Supporters of the militant group posted images appearing to show a captured Lebanese soldier before and after he was beheaded.

Obama will put off executive actions on immigration

In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. Since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.

Syrian strikes on Islamic State stronghold kill 29

The eight airstrikes smashed parts of buildings, set cars alight and crushed people under rubble in the northeastern city of Raqqa, which is ruled by the extremist group.

Ebola spurs a full public lockdown in Sierra Leone

The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.

Fears of sectarian violence grow in Baghdad

As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.

Crews search for wreckage of N.Y. couple's plane near Jamaica

The plane's occupants are believed to have been real estate developer Larry Glazer, who may have been at the controls, and his wife, Jane, who owned a catalog business.

Plane with unresponsive pilot wanders off course, crashes in ocean

Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force says the plane went down Friday about 14 miles northeast of Port Antonio.