The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: The Islamic State continues operations in Libya as it released a video that purports to show the execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. This is the second mass execution of Christians in Libya this year.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed this weekend:

The lead story: In Libya, members of the Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians, in a show of force that could indicate an intention to expand operations beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq.

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The Monday Catchup: UPDATED

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while studying:

The lead story: The hostage crisis in Sydney is now over after police raided the cafe with stun grenades. It is unsure exactly how many hostages were taken, but the man responsible for the attack has been identified as Man Monis, a self-proclaimed Islamic sheikh who has been accused of involvement in dozens of sexual assault cases.

HAPPENING NOW: A number of hostages, possibly around 30, are being held in a cafe in Sydney, Australia. Five hostages have escaped. The man responsible for the attack has possible connections to the Islamic State. The area, in downtown Sydney, is in lockdown.

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The Monday Catchup

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: It has been confirmed that US aid worker Peter Kassig (pictured above) has been beheaded by the Islamic State. Kassig is the fifth Western hostage to be murdered on video by the Islamic State. His death comes after the group threatened to kill him if the US did not stop its bombing campaign.

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