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  • Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
    2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
    Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead. Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...

  • Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
    2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
    In a new video, IS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control. At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...

  • Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
    2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...

  • KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
    2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
    U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move. The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...

  • North Korea exporting food to China
    2014-10-19 05:58:57 UTC
    For over 15 years, North Korea has been one of the world’s largest recipients of food aid. Last week, however, it emerged that the isolationist state may be exporting an increasing amount of food to China. The South Korean-based NK News website...

  • Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
    2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
    After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...

  • Barack Obama's credit card 'declined'
    2014-10-17 20:31:56 UTC
    <strong>President Barack Obama's credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said.</strong> "It turned out I guess I don't use it enough," Mr Obama said. "They thought there was some fraud going on." Fortunately,...

  • Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
    2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
    The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...

  • Global Ebola outbreak - A call to action
    2014-10-16 04:10:52 UTC
    By Leonie Terfort Unlike many of our recent crises, which feel unmanageable and beyond our influence- ISIS, climate change, Libya, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and others- we can actually combat Ebola if we act immediately. Ebola doesn't ha...

  • The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
    2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
    The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa. Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...

  • Alec Baldwin: America Only Elected Obama Because the Country Is More Sexist Than Racist
    2014-10-15 06:58:22 UTC
    In an appearance with Russell Brand on RT’s “The Kaiser Report,” Alec Baldwin offered his diagnosis of American politics. Brand took a few jabs at the Fox News Channel, but Baldwin interrupted and explained how FNC hosts, including Sean Hannity...

  • How ISIS protects against Air strikes
    2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
    By Orion Pegman Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation. Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...

  • American killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia
    2014-10-15 05:45:48 UTC
    An American defence contractor was shot dead and another injured in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the State Department said. The two US citizens were employees of Vinnell Arabia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the Virginia-based defence...

  • Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
    2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
    Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...

  • Germany has around 1,200 different types of sausage
    2014-10-15 04:59:17 UTC
    Germany is a nation of startling diversity and its regional specialities represent centuries of history. Germany's many varieties of beer and sausage are still evolving and emerging. <strong> 1. Riots broke out over the price of beer in Bavaria...

  • Muhammad Ali too sick to join premiere 'I Am Ali'
    2014-10-14 03:23:49 UTC
    Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s disease has advanced to the point he can barely speak or leave his Arizona home, according to a member of his family. According to his younger brother, Rahman Ali, the 72-year-old former heavyweight world champion was...

  • Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Centre
    2014-10-12 18:22:13 UTC
    Hollywood actor and director Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from New York's Film Society of Lincoln Centre. The 77-year-old's career highlights will be celebrated at a gala in the city next April. The society, whic...

  • How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women
    2014-10-12 06:52:21 UTC
    Mother Jones - Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA New...

  • US planes worth $486 Million scrapped in Afghanistan
    2014-10-12 06:38:09 UTC
    Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of $486 Million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a go...

  • Kurdish fighters in Kobani call for heavy weapons
    2014-10-11 17:21:20 UTC
    A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey did not open its border to let through arms - something Ankara has so far appeared reluctant to do. ISIS 'Islamic State' is getting s...

  • Islamic State militants control 40 percent of Kobane
    2014-10-11 08:05:38 UTC
    “ISIS now controls 40 per cent of Kobane,” after entering eastern districts on Monday and attacking from the west and the south, said the Britain-based Observatory, which has a wide network of sources inside Syria. Fierce fighting had raged for...

  • Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000
    2014-10-10 18:28:05 UTC
    The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization says. The latest figures show there have been 4,024 confirmed or suspected deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, L...

  • Oscar Pistorius to join other fallen sporting heroes
    2014-10-10 17:48:09 UTC
    IT is one of the least desirable clubs in sport and when his jail sentence is handed down next week Oscar Pistorius will become its latest, and some would say, greatest, member. O.J Simpson, Lance Armstrong, Hansie Cronje, Marion Jones, Mike Ty...

  • The Queen makes Angelina Jolie an honorary dame for her work to end rape in war zones
    2014-10-10 17:42:03 UTC
    The Queen has made Angelina Jolie an honorary dame for her work against sexual violence in war zones and her services to British foreign policy. Jolie received the award during a private meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The decisio...

  • Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
    2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
    A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.” Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...