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World News Articles for Thursday, August 21 2014
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Hamas: Rockets targeted off-shore Israeli gas well

Palestinian militant group Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli gas installation about 30 km (19 miles) off the coast of Gaza on Wednesday in the first apparent attack of its kind.

James Foley's murder puts spotlight on journalists in conflict zones

Regions like Syria pose high risk for journalists, especially freelancers like Foley – and media outlets face difficult decisions over when and how to use their reports.

Second American journalist threatened with beheading described as loving friend, fearless reporter

Friends and colleagues of American Steven Sotloff are desperately hoping he is released by the ISIS militants who threatened to execute him after beheading fellow U.S. journalist James Foley in a video that shocked the world Wednesday.

Why did Islamic State militants execute James Foley?

The execution of journalist James Foley was intended to send a message to young radicalized Muslims from Britain to Yemen who are drawn to the Islamists’ fight.

North Korea's bizarre insults: John Kerry is latest target

North Korea is notorious for its bombastic and belligerent rhetoric. On Wednesday, it called US Secretary of State a "wolf" with a "hideous lantern jaw."