World News Now: Thursday, June 12, 2014

In this morning's headlines: Iraq falling; Canada boat fire; alligator tour guide.
2:06 | 06/12/14

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Transcript for World News Now: Thursday, June 12, 2014
ABC's world news and asked. -- -- -- bands on lineup John Malone and Reno nine and with the top stories this Thursday June 12. Another key Iraqi city is back in the hands of rebels this morning militants vowing to create their -- Islamic state -- taking control of Saddam Hussein's hometown. Up to create. Iraqi soldiers put -- very little resistance before abandoning their posts. -- come the day after most -- was conquered forcing hundreds of thousands to flee the US is now considering a request from a rock for help. Possibly a drone strike. And the UN has condemned the militants. Well stories of abuse are emerging from a new wave of immigrant children crossing the border unaccompanied by adults the miners are from Central America they're being arrested as they enter the US and place and holding centers many of the kids are being packed in defense cages and forced to sleep on hard -- Have been allegations of sexual abuse advocacy groups say 80% of the kids are not getting enough food and water to children or offer often fleeing violence in Honduras and other countries. It was quite a scene in the waters off British Columbia as a fifty foot fishing boat was engulfed in flames the two people on board escaped along with their dog. On the rescue boat they were picked up by a whale watching -- on the fishing boat was destroyed no word on what caused the fire. And here's video you simply -- to see to believe this happened last month during a swamp -- in Louisiana that's when a guy jumped into the water. Sort of personally feeding a couple of alligators. Now -- and pieces of chicken that he had in his pocket and the guy you can put a marshmallow his mouth -- and let one of the gators snatches Louisiana State wildlife officials. Looking into the whole thing to try to determine if any disciplinary action should be taken against the -- you do that Reno would you I -- all the time I Saturday -- that's what I've heard a -- anytime abcnews.com. I'm John Mueller at a -- nine and thanks for watching. This is ABC's world news now available anytime anywhere you want to -- -- --

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