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By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States edged closer on Tuesday to compliance with the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, saying it would abide by key requirements of the 1999 accord everywhere except on the Korean Peninsula. Advocates of the landmine ban welcomed the administration's efforts to adhere to provisions of the treaty, but said there was no justification for its continued insistence on the right to use them on the Korean Peninsula. "It's good that the Obama administration continues to inch toward joining the Mine Ban Treaty. ...

Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support, after a trial that offered a rare glimpse of bin Laden in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. ...

Birmingham Police officersBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, leaving two people dead, police said. The shooter also was killed in the gunfire.

(Reuters) - Three people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting on Tuesday at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in Alabama, police said. The shooting occurred at a company facility in the Inglenook neighborhood of Birmingham, said Birmingham Police Captain Jerry Wiley. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky, Colleen Jenkins and Letitia Stein)
Washington (AFP) - The number of Ebola infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to a worst-case scenario released by US health authorities Tuesday.

President Barack Obama walks from the podium to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, after speaking about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.

Airstrikes Against Islamic State Hit in SyriaThe U.S. and five Arab countries launch strikes on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria.

Syria airstrikes on ISIS preceded by US notification to govtU.S. forces simultaneously hit IS and the shadowy Khorosan Group in Syria.

This undated file image released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a combination of three photos of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, who disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12, 2014, and were never heard from again. Their bodies were found two weeks later. Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said. (AP Photo/Israel Defense Forces, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer.

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, A-18C Hornet, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct strike missions against Islamic State group targets, in the Arabian Gulf, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Robert Burck, U.S. Navy)President says fight is not just the U.S.'s alone; Arab coalition played key role.

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