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Eline Gordts is a Senior World Editor at The Huffington Post.

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Video Captures Frantic Chaos At Hong Kong Protest

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 12:54 PM

A new video making the rounds on social media captured chaotic scenes in Hong Kong on Sunday, as security forces fired volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters during a rally.

The footage shows dozens of demonstrators frantically running from white clouds of gas, many covering their eyes and...

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How ISIS Uses Oil To Fund Terror

(57) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 9:49 AM

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we turn to Syria and the Islamic State's massive oil revenues.

News broke last week that U.S. intelligence officials believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has grown...

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This Is What Education Under ISIS In Raqqa Will Look Like

(76) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 4:20 PM

For the residents of Raqqa, life has drastically changed since militants of the Islamic State (IS) group turned the Syrian city into their headquarters. Syria Deeply reports that since the town fell under IS rule, women are forced to wear black and cover their faces. Cigarettes and alcohol...

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Why #BringBackOurGirls Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

(31) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 8:40 AM

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the events that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.

Local police in Nigeria announced Thursday that one...

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Comment l'organisation de l'État islamique empoche 3 millions de dollars par jour

(20) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 6:23 AM

Selon les estimations des services de renseignement américains, rendues publiques la semaine dernière, l’Etat islamique (ou Daech) engrangerait jusqu’à trois millions de dollars quotidiennement, ce qui en fait l’une des organisations terroristes les plus riches de l’histoire.

Le groupe a désespérément besoin de cet argent, étant...

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French Hostage Herve Gourdel Beheaded By Militants In Algeria: US Watchdog

(163) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:18 AM

An Algerian extremist group has released a video claiming responsibility for the beheading of a French hostage, a U.S. watchdog group said on Wednesday.

Herve Gourdel was kidnapped in Algeria's northeast on Sunday by militants of Jund al-Khilafah. The group threatened to kill the man...

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Top Liberian Official Warns Ebola Crisis May Plunge The Country Back Into Conflict

(265) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:11 AM

A top official in Liberia's government warned on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak ravaging through West Africa may have disastrous consequences for the peace and stability of the region.

Liberia's Information Minister Lewis Brown told the Agence France Presse that the slow response to the Ebola outbreak...

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Terror ist nicht billig - so macht ISIS jeden Tag 3 Millionen Dollar

(6) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 4:53 PM

Die Terrormiliz ISIS verdient jeden Tag rund drei Millionen Dollar, berichtete ein US-Geheimdienstmitarbeiter. Stimmt das, wäre sie eine der reichsten Terrorgruppen der Geschichte.

Die Gruppe braucht das Geld dringend – denn wie es ein US-Beamter kürzlich bei NBC kommentierte: „Ein Kalifat ist nicht billig.“ ISIS...

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What You Need To Know About The Khorasan Group, The Latest U.S. Airstrike Target

(8) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 4:29 PM

The Pentagon announced late on Monday that the U.S. had started launching airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State group, the brutal terrorist organization that has conquered swathes of Iraq and Syria in recent months. Yet the strikes also included another target: A mysterious small al-Qaeda offshoot called...

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These 10 Photos Show The World Of Difference Between Iraq's Past And Present

(30) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 4:56 PM

This combination of two photographs shows a 1932 image of the Crooked Minaret mosque next to a Yazidi shrine in Mosul, northern Iraq, from the Library of Congress, and the same site, without the shrine, on June 8, 2009. (Library of Congress/AP)

At the beginning of June, Islamic...

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This Is How ISIS Makes $3 Million A Day

(181) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 4:13 PM

U.S. intelligence officials revealed last week that they believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is reaping as much as $3 million a day in revenue, making it one of the wealthiest terrorist groups in history.

The group desperately needs the money, for as one

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Harrowing Photos Of The Refugee Crisis Unfolding On Turkey's Border

(4) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 11:39 AM

More than a hundred thousand people, mostly Kurds, have crossed from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, fleeing a fierce offensive by Islamic State militants in the Kurdish region close to the border.

Desperate civilians started to reach the border on Thursday, and...

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Fan Ho's Photos Of Hong Kong In The Fifties Will Make You Nostalgic For An Era Long Gone

(26) Comments | Posted September 20, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Photographer, actor and director Fan Ho began photographing Hong Kong as a student in the early 1950s. The dramatic black-and-white images he captured of life in the bustling metropolis in the two decades that followed are a striking testament to the changes of the era. His nostalgic shots...

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Why Thousands Of Refugees Have Drowned Trying To Get To Europe This Year

(21) Comments | Posted September 20, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we turn to the immigration crisis on Europe's borders.

As many as 700 people are believed to have drowned in two tragic accidents last week during what may have...

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The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Is The Worst In History. This Map Shows How Bad It Is

(33) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 8:52 AM

Warning of a worsening health crisis in African nations struck by Ebola, the United States announced on Monday it is sending 3,000 military personnel to the region to help fight the disease.

The American Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, told reporters ahead of the announcement that...

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5 Must-Reads On Scotland's Independence Bid

(6) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Scotland is just three days away from voting on whether it will become independent from the United Kingdom, potentially breaking up the 307-year-old country. As opinion polls show that a "yes" vote is a real possibility, Britain has promised to grant Scotland more autonomy in an effort to...

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Global Surge: Leaders Announce Major Initiatives Against Russia And Islamic State

(371) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Western leaders announced two major initiatives at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday, in an effort to show decisive action in the face of growing global threats.

NATO member states voted on Friday to form a "rapid response force" aimed at countering Russian aggression, while reassuring...

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Valerie Trierweiler, French President's Former Partner, Spills Painful Details In New Book

(60) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:31 PM

The former partner of French President Francois Hollande has written a tell-all book about her life with the socialist leader and the painful unraveling of the couple's relationship. The book, which was released on Thursday and is titled Merci Pour Ce Moment or Thank You For This Moment, is

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How Ebola Went From A Single Case To A Global Emergency

(10) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 10:34 AM

The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that more than 1,900 people across West Africa have died of Ebola in recent months. The outbreak is the largest since Ebola was discovered in 1976.

The disease has wreaked havoc in countries that reported large numbers of infections, such...

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ISIS Threatens To Execute British Aid Worker David Haines

(28) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 8:15 PM

In a video that appears to show the beheading of an American journalist, militants of the Islamic State group in Syria have threatened to take the life of another hostage.

The video, released Tuesday, purports to show the killing of U.S. reporter Steven Sotloff at the hands of an...

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