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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., to intro bill authorizing strikes against Islamic State in Syria when Senate returns from recess next Monday - @martinmatishak

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Steven Sotloff makes a direct reference to bombings at Amerli, which would appear to date the video to within the past week - @MattMcBradley

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki on purported Steven Sotloff video: 'The intelligence community will work as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity' - live video

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki on purported Steven Sotloff video: 'If the video is genuine, we are sickened by this brutal act' - live video

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki does not confirm the authenticity of the Steven Sotloff video - live video

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American journalist James Foley executed by Islamic State

Editor's note: Steven Joel Sotloff, 31, worked as a freelance journalist and was captured in northern Syria a year ago. The New York Times reports that the same masked fighter who appeared in the video of James Foley’s execution also appears in the newest video. - Tom

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest says officials will evaluate new video that may show beheading of 2nd US journalist - @jamiedupree

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Islamic State claims to kill US journalist Steven Sotloff

Editor's note: @Reuters is reporting via SITE intelligence monitoring service that ISIL has released a video apparently showing the beheading of US hostage Steven Sotloff. There is no confirmation that the video is authentic at this time. We will update when we know more. - Grace

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Syrian civil war

UN World Food Programme dispatched food to 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August - @WFP

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Israel-Syria tensions

Fiji military commander says Syrian rebels have issued 3 demands for release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers taken in Golan Heights - @AP

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

British PM David Cameron says UK police will be granted temporary power to seize passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters at the border - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Macedonian authorities say they've detained more than 100 illegal immigrants, mostly from Syria and Iraq, who were found hiding in a train carrying coal from neighboring Greece - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Heavy fighting between Syrian army forces and rebels erupted on the Golan Heights - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

France arrests 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels; second person believed to be her recruiter also held - @Reuters

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Israel-Syria tensions

Update: Israel's military says it shot down a drone that flew from Syria into its airspace over the Golan Heights - @Reuters

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Israel-Syria tensions

Israel says it has fired on a Syrian drone that entered its airspace - @LTCPeterLerner

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Israel-Syria tensions

Philippine military says Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from rebel-threatened Golan areas - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Islamic State militants behead Lebanese soldier who was 1 of 19 captured from border town by Syrian Islamists, video shows - @ReutersWorld

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Syrian civil war

Photo: Syrian refugee woman next to her children sleeping on Hamra Street in Beirut on Aug. 29, 2014 - Anwar Amro @AFP

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Iraq crisis

UK Prime Minister David Cameron: 'We are an open, democratic and free country and those who live here have to follow British values' - @lucypawle

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