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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about US strikes on Iraq, a new weather warning, and an Irish woman charged over baby death.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news. 


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Mideast Iraq Displaced Iraqi Christians sleep at a church in Northern Iraq amid major tensions in the area. Source: AP/Press Association Images

#IRAQ: The US has launched an air strike against Islamic militants ISIS in Iraq. President Barack Obama said the US is trying to halt a potential “genocide“.

#GAZA: Israel has resumed air strikes on Gaza after militants fired rockets from Palestine as the fragile three day truce came to an end earlier today.

#ON TRIAL: The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will be delivered on 11 September, Judge Thokozile Masipa has confirmed.

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Medyan Dairieh, a reporter with VICE News, has spent three weeks embedded with ISIS, the Islamic militant group which has taken over large parts of Iraq. This video, the first of a five-part documentary, shows the extraordinary access he had to the militants within the caliphate, and how things have changed significantly in Iraq. [Vice]

Source: VICE News/YouTube

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