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  • Pentagon: ISIS is 'beyond anything we've seen'
    2014-08-22 00:24:56 UTC
    Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organisation that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was suffic...

  • National guard withdrawal from Ferguson
    2014-08-21 20:48:53 UTC
    Missouri governor Jay Nixon has ordered the national guard to withdraw from Ferguson after two nights of relative calm, ending a controversial deployment and raising hopes of a return to normality in a city wracked by protest and violence. “As ...

  • ISIS Video Shows Execution of U.S. Journalist James Foley
    2014-08-21 19:07:00 UTC
    Militants from the Islamic State have released a video showing a jihadist speaking with a British accent beheading an American journalist in what it says is a revenge killing for the ongoing US air strikes in Iraq. The chilling message in the v...

  • Former top general calls on Obama to wipe out ISIS
    2014-08-21 18:46:18 UTC
    An influential retired US general has called on Barack Obama to order the destruction the militant group responsible for murdering American journalist James Foley amid conflicting views in the administration on how to respond to the atrocity. A...

  • Democrat Runs on Obamacare—Without Saying "Obamacare"
    2014-08-21 09:31:31 UTC
    A Democratic politician fighting for reelection is using a strategy few would have imagined six months ago: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor just released a new ad boasting about his yea vote for Obamacare. Well, sort of. The ad never mentions the A...

  • Cameron: Beheading suspect 'probably British'
    2014-08-21 09:28:45 UTC
    David Cameron has said it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British, as UK police try to confirm the militant's identity. The PM said James Foley's killing was "deeply shocking" bu...

  • BoA to pay $17bn settlement over questionable mortgages
    2014-08-21 09:24:04 UTC
    Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17bn to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter have said. One off...

  • WHO ups Ebola deaths to 1,350
    2014-08-21 08:00:11 UTC
    The total number of Ebola deaths spiked to 1,350 Wednesday, with the toll mounting fastest in Liberia, which now has at least 576 confirmed dead of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. On Wednesday, the UN health agency also w...

  • 'ISIS' is 'the greatest threat to journalists'
    2014-08-21 06:07:21 UTC
    <strong>How much do we know about the journalists who have been abducted in Syria? Sherif Mansour: </strong>We have reported on many of those cases. We actually believe that as many as 80 and more were kidnapped since the civil war started. Tha...

  • Elite US military forces 'tried to rescue James Foley'
    2014-08-21 05:52:25 UTC
    Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed by militants with the Islamic State (Isis), the Pentagon announced on Wednesd...

  • UK: Scotland Yard warn sharing James Foley killing video is a crime
    2014-08-21 05:50:34 UTC
    Scotland Yard has warned internet users they could be arrested under terrorism legislation if they viewed or shared the video of James Foley's murder, as Twitter and YouTube attempted to remove all trace of the footage from the web. Twitter sus...

  • The Ukrainian government claims wins in rebel stronghold Luhansk
    2014-08-21 05:28:54 UTC
    The Ukrainian government has announced control of the rebel stronghold Luhansk. The news follows a day of heavy fighting around the eastern city of Donetsk that left at least 40 people dead. With street battles ongoing on Wednesday, Ukrainian t...

  • Obama to James Foley's Family: 'Our hearts are broken'
    2014-08-20 20:03:43 UTC
    President Barack Obama denounced Islamic State (Isis) militants for murdering an American journalist in retaliation for US air strikes in Iraq, showing an anger he has rarely displayed in remarks about the Iraq conflict. “No just god would stan...

  • Germany 'ready' to arm Kurdish peshmerga forces
    2014-08-20 12:35:33 UTC
    Germany has announced that it plans to supply northern Iraq with military equipment. The Iraqi Kurds are battling Islamic State -ISIS- fighters who have taken over a number of cities and displaced minority populations. German Foreign Minister F...

  • Police in Ferguson are violating the First Amendment
    2014-08-20 12:11:19 UTC
    Unrest continues in the US town of Ferguson. Reporters are complaining that police seem to be targeting them, as well as protesters, with arrests and by keeping them from certain areas - supposedly for safety reasons. The National Guard may be ...

  • My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine
    2014-08-20 09:29:06 UTC
    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. <strong>By D...

  • Hamas leader's wife and child killed in Israeli airstrike
    2014-08-20 08:23:12 UTC
    The wife and child of a Hamas militant leader have reportedly been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza which have left 11 people dead. A Hamas official in Cairo said Israel had been targeting Mohammed Deif, the head of its armed wing. Isra...

  • What to know about ISIS
    2014-08-20 07:11:26 UTC
    Here's a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). <strong>Facts: </strong> Started as an al Qaeda splinter group. Also known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Islamic State (IS). Led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The aim of IS...

  • Another young African-American man shot and killed by St Louis police
    2014-08-19 21:03:31 UTC
    St. Louis police shot and killed a young African-American man Tuesday after authorities say he brandished a knife. The shooting took place not far from Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white polic...

  • Another night of chaos 10 days after shooting of Michael Brown
    2014-08-19 19:20:52 UTC
    Police arrested 31 as they clashed with protesters in another night of gunfire, teargas and chaos in Ferguson 10 days after the shooting of an unarmed teenager ignited an uproar over race in America. A massive show of force by riot police and n...

  • Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza and recalls team from ceasefire talk
    2014-08-19 19:15:56 UTC
    The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was in jeopardy on Tuesday after rockets were fired from Gaza, triggering a swift military and political response from Israel. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it was targeting "terror sites ...

  • Nothing works in Ferguson. Here's how to fix a police force – and punish cops
    2014-08-19 19:08:04 UTC
    It’s difficult to view citizens as partners when you’re looking at them through a Kevlar helmet and a riot shield – or when you have failed to build a culture of trust and then you add military equipment and tactics to a combustible mix of racial ...

  • Australian fisherman killed by a giant saltwater crocodile
    2014-08-19 18:40:37 UTC
    A man has been killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he was fishing with his wife in northern Australia. The man, 57, was attacked by the 4.5-metre (15ft) reptile as he waded into the Adelaide River to unsnag his line, south of Darwin. Hi...

  • Obama calls for review of using military equipment by police
    2014-08-18 22:33:25 UTC
    Barack Obama distanced himself from a decision to deploy Missouri national guard troops to deal with continued unrest in Ferguson on Monday, dispatching attorney general Eric Holder to monitor events and saying he would be watching whether troops ...

  • Refugee convoy hit by Pro-Russian rebels rockets
    2014-08-18 21:47:41 UTC
    Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed on Monday when a convoy carrying refugees was hit by rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, a Ukrainian military spokesman said. Government forces and pro-Russian rebels accused...