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Islamic State militants have beheaded an American Aid worker and more than a dozen unnamed Syrian military personnel. Abdul Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter Kassig, was kidnapped in Syria last year. A video of the killing was released on Sunday. President Obama said the murder was an act of pure evil.
Investigators have recovered large parts of the Malaysia Airlines airplane that was shot down in Eastern Ukraine four months ago, including the wheels and fuel tanks. Nearly 300 people were killed when flight MH17 crashed in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
The European Commission will meet on Monday to decide how to contain an outbreak of a highly contagious strain of Bird Flu at a poultry farm in the Netherlands. 150,000 hens are being destroyed. The transportation of poultry and eggs has been banned nationwide for the next three days.