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IS wants 'Lady al-Qaeda' freed

IS would have traded James Foley, Bowe Bergdahl and more for her. So who is Aafia Siddiqui?

Australia seeks help for families

AMY SAWITTA LEFEVRE - Reuters

Australia urged Thailand to let Australian couples with babies born by Thai surrogate mothers to return home with their children.

Iceland downgrades alert

12:43am Iceland's Meteorological Office on Friday downgraded its volcano alert level to orange from red.

Separatists to let troops leave

ALEXEI ANISHCHUK AND ANTON ZVEREV - Reuters

12:43am Pro-Moscow rebels said they would allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

North Korean official defects

Reuters

A senior North Korean banking official has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country.

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