The 49 hostages, including Turkish diplomats and their family members, were captured by the Islamic State group from Mosul in June.
From June through August, the average global temperature was 62.7 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the previous century's average.
Masoud Barzani, an Iraqi Kurdish leader, had called on international forces to stop the militant group's advance in Syria.
Over the last five years, U.S. planes have intercepted nearly 50 Russian airplanes near its airspace.
Alibaba could strengthen its overseas operations by focusing on investments in, and partnerships with, local logistics companies.
Parents were notified by letter this week, and offered free screenings and treatment.
ISIS released a documentary-style video all but inviting U.S. troops back to Iraq for a fight.