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Iraq crisis

Department of Homeland Security and FBI unaware of any 'specific, credible threat' to US homeland from Islamic State - statement

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Press Secretary Josh Earnest on US National Terrorism Advisory threat level in response to UK threat increase: 'I don't anticipate at this point that there's a plan to change that level' - @ZekeJMiller

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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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UK Prime Minister David Cameron proposes steps be taken to prevent people from traveling to fight for extremist groups - @Reuters, @pdanahar

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron: Islamic State fighters have a 'warped world view and live in an almost medieval state' - @BBCDomC

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron says attempt to create extremist caliphate is a threat to the UK - @BBCDomC

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UK's Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism head: 'From this afternoon we will begin to increase our levels of visible patrols and implement other security and protection measures' - statement

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Editor's note: The UK's terror threat level increase places the country at the 4th highest of 5 possible threat levels. The last time the UK changed its threat level was in July 2011, when it was reduced to 'substantial,' per @BBCNews. - Aaron

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UK terror threat level raised to 'severe' in response to Iraq and Syria conflicts, Home Secretary Theresa May says - @BBCNews, @SkyNews

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Syrian civil war

More: United Nations claims Syria is biggest humanitarian emergency of our era - @Telegraph

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UNHCR: Total number of refugees created by fleeing ongoing civil war in Syria has reached 3 million - @itvnews

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President Obama says there is 'no strategy yet' to present to Congress for its blessing for military action against ISIL - @ChadPergram

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Syrian civil war

President Obama says Syrian President Assad has lost legitimacy - live video

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President Obama: 'ISIL has come to represent the very worst elements in the region that we have to deal with collectively' - live video

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

At least 4 hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including James Foley, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners - @washingtonpost

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Israel-Syria tensions

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says 43 detained peacekeepers are from Fiji and are thought to be in the southern part of the area of separation; 81 troops from the Philippines had movements restricted - @AP

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White House official says there will be no new decisions on Iraq and Syria today after meeting with National Security Council - @ZekeJMiller

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Israel-Syria tensions

UN peacekeepers were kidnapped near Quneitra, Syria; crossing point was seized Wednesday by al-Qaida affiliated fighters from Al-Nusra Front - @KaLebhour

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UN statement on capture of peacekeepers: 'The United Nations is making every effort to secure the release of the detained peacekeepers, and to restore the full freedom of movement of the Force throughout its area of operation' - @UN

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More: Office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during a 'period of increased fighting between armed elements and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces' - @haaretzcom

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